2023 Laureates Awards Celebration

The Rice community gathered for the Laureates Awards Celebration on Thursday, May 4, 2023. This special evening included a presentation of awards by Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) past president Monique Shankle ’86, remarks from President Reginald DesRoches and the Laureates honorees, and a formal dinner.

Honoree Introduction Videos

Watch the videos that were played at the ceremony to introduce each honoree and highlight their remarkable talents and accomplishments.

Meet the 2023 Laureates Honorees

Gold Medal Award

Distinguished Alumni Award

Meritorious Service Award

Thank you to the 2023 Laureates Awards Selection Committee!

Monique Shankle ’86, Chair
Matthew Andrade Cheney ’14
Estevan Daniel Delgado ’13
Cindy Dinh ’11
Bryan Domning ’75
Kraettli L. Epperson ’95
Aurra Fellows ’12
Wanna Hadnott ’84
Angela James ’92
Armanda Lewis ’98
Robert Lundin ’00
Dianna M. Milewicz ’78
Justin Onwenu ’18
Jan West ’73