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Highlights stories that are gathered from the media through the hard work of the ARA's Alumni Recognition Committee, which recognizes and celebrates achievements of Rice alumni, faculty, students, staff and university friends by sending hand-written notes and emails. If you are interested in volunteering for the committee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-348-4057.
Neha Gupta ’07 is featured for her success as a college consultant. Gupta is also founder of College Shortcuts and Elite Private Tutors, and author of the bestseller “The Four Year Plan: Guaranteed to Get Your Kid into the Best College.”
Nancy B. Rapoport ’82, special counsel to the president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, was recently named the 2017 Lawrence P. King Award recipient. Presented annually by the Commercial Law League of America’s Bankruptcy Section, the award recognizes individuals who exemplify the best in scholarship, advocacy, judicial administration or legislative activities in the field of bankruptcy.
Like so many Rice alumni living outside of the Gulf Coast area, I have spent the past month reaching out to friends and loved ones who were affected by Hurricane Harvey to stay updated on their recovery progress. The storm’s impact has been nearly impossible to comprehend from a distance, and the stories of loss and hardship are overwhelming. Rice, however, has provided some of the brightest moments: the storm left the Rice campus unscathed, and members of the entire Rice community, including our alumni, have dedicated considerable time and energy on recovery efforts.
San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg named Marisa Bono ’01, the southwest regional counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, his chief of policy. A San Antonio native, Bono will advise the mayor and oversee the implementation of his policy agenda.