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2023 Laureates Nominations

The Laureates Awards Program has been a defining part of Rice and its culture of celebrating excellence. The 85-year tradition has recognized outstanding individuals and their impact on their professions, local communities and the university.

The success of the Laureates Awards Program relies upon members from the Rice community like you who nominate alumni, friends and volunteers exemplifying the criteria of these awards:

Meritorious Service: Recognizes those who have made significant, sustained and voluntary contributions toward the advancement of the university.

Distinguished Alumni: Presented to alumni who have advanced the interests and standards of excellence of the university through distinctive professional or volunteer careers.

Gold Medal: The highest possible honor awarded by the ARA for extraordinary service to the university.

Nomination submissions are now closed. Please contact if you have any questions.

2022 Laureates Awards Celebration

The Rice community gathered for the Laureates Awards Celebration on Saturday, May 7, 2022. This special evening included a presentation of awards by Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) past President Bryan Guido Hassin ’01, ’02, remarks from President David W. Leebron and the Laureates honorees, a formal dinner and a musical performance from The Shepherd School of Music.

Watch the videos that were played at the ceremony to introduce the 2022 Laureates Award honorees and highlight why they were deserving of their respective awards.