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Alumni Making an Impact
Features alumni who are making a difference for Rice on campus and in their communities.

Alumni in the News
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 Tara Quell, assistant director, alumni relations at 713-348-4694.

Capt. Andrew St. John '91 named commanding officer of USS Frank Cable

Alumnus Capt. Andrew St. John '91 relieved Capt. Mark Benjamin as USS Frank Cable's commanding officer during a change-of-command ceremony.  
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Kate Hauenstein '02 running IB program

Alumna Kate Hauenstein '02 is featured for her plans to help the Leander High School International Baccalaureate students continue to exceed standards.
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What Rice did for me — and what it can do for you, too

A Message from Sue Oldham '90, president of the ARA: Does it seem like just yesterday that you were dropped off at Rice for O-Week? It's a scary thought for me, since my 25th Rice reunion is this November. Over the past 25 years, I've traveled to different cities and ...
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Summer A-Z

While the majority of students leave campus for the summer to pursue internships, jobs, study abroad fellowships or just some needed R&R, the university remains busy as we welcome visitors of all ages to our colleges, classrooms and playing fields. Rice Magazine recenly published an A-Z compendium of cool things that ...
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Rice’s regional groups have a lot to offer alumni

Rice’s regional groups come in all shapes and sizes. Some, like Madison’s, are startups full of enthusiasm and ideas for the future. Others, like D.C.’s, are rapidly growing, providing consistent, high-quality programming for an engaged group of volunteers of all ages. Then there are robust, long-standing ...
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Engage with Rice from wherever you are

One wonderful thing about being an Owl is that you can connect to Rice from just about anywhere. Here are a handful of ways to do just that:
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Classroom Connect On the Road

This coming academic year, Classroom Connect — Rice’s premier lifelong learning program — is going on the road. Hear top faculty share fascinating insights and network with fellow alumni, parents and friends at our programs in San Francisco, Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York City, and other regions across the ...
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Rice has intellectual treats waiting for you, both on and off campus

If you’re one of the many Owls always open to high-quality intellectual stimulation (That’s all of us, isn’t it?), you’re in luck. Here are some of the lifelong learning opportunities that Rice makes available to you and that are sure to spark your imagination:
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Jennifer Johnson Cano '08 featured in all-Beethoven program

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano '08 is a featured performer at the Pittsburgh Symphony's all-Beethoven program, "The Immortal." 
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Matt Harrigan '07 brings startups to life

Matt Harrigan ’07 brings entrepreneurs together under one impressive roof as managing director of Grand Central Tech in New York City.
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What a hoot! Michael Whitehead '11 is more than just Tiger's replacement

Rice Owl Michael Whitehead '11 is profiled after taking Tiger Wood's spot at the U.S. Open championship. 
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Mario Hull '15 signs three year deal with 49ers as an undrafted free agent

The San Francisco 49ers have signed OL Ben Gottschalk to a two-year deal and K Corey Acosta and WR Mario Hull (Rice '15) to three-year deals. The team also waived WR Darius Davis and T Chris Martin.
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