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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.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) named Mark Durcan ’83, former CEO or Micron Technology Inc., the recipient of the Robert N. Noyce Award. The Noyce award, which is presented annually, is considered the SIA’s highest honor.
Reymundo Ocañas ’91, director of corporate responsibility and reputation for BBVA Compass, was named a 2017 First Mover Fellow by the Aspen Institute. First Mover Fellows are recognized for innovation and intrapreneurship in their industry.
David Medina ’83, director of multicultural community relations in Rice University’s Office of Public Affairs, was named one of the 2017 National Top Latino Leaders by the Council for Latino Workplace Equity. Medina will be honored at the National Latino Leadership Conference on Sept. 21.
After graduating from Rice University, Martin David Tilson III ’63 earned his M.D. at Yale University in 1967 and stayed on at Yale to train in general and vascular surgery. After military service (1972–1974), he returned to join the faculty at Yale and, in 1985, he was promoted to professor without term and director of the Division of Vascular Surgery. In 1989, he was recruited by Columbia University to chair the Department of Surgery at its affiliated teaching hospital, St. Luke's/Roosevelt, which had merged to become the largest hospital in the U.S. operating under one charter.