Welcome Austin Rice alumni! We are proud to serve the entire Rice community living in Austin. We strive to provide opportunities for you to engage with Rice and with your fellow Owls through a variety of educational, cultural and social events, as well as athletic and service-oriented gatherings. Below youâ€™ll find a range of affinity groups that offer activities tailored to the interests of individual Austin Owls.
The first step is staying connected, so please be sure that your email and mailing addresses are current in the alumni directory so you can get all our Austin-related emails and mailings. (If you havenâ€™t signed up for an alumni account, please do so there.) We invite you to join us on Facebook as well.
We hope to see you at our future events!
Toya Cirica Bell '87
Shannon Vale â€™77
The Austin Rice Alumni chapter is an umbrella group composed of a wide range of affinity groups that offer activities tailored to the interests of individual Austin Owls. For more information on programs and volunteer opportunities, please email Hannah Weier, assistant director of alumni regional outreach, or check our Facebook page.
Monthly Happy HoursÂ generally take place on the last Thursday of the month, unless holidays conflict. Join the email list atÂ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RiceAustinÂ to receive announcements about the time and location of each monthâ€™s event, or contact Cheng Leong '95 atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.Â
Rice Attorneys in AustinÂ is an interest group consisting of attorney alums and friends. We gather several times a year at networking and social events, CLE programs featuring alumni and leaders in the profession, a mentoring event for law student alums, and our annual holiday social and owl exchange. Contact Toya Cirica Bell '87 atÂ email@example.comÂ for more information.Â
Austin Rice Book ClubÂ meets several times each year to discuss a selection of books. You don't have to finish the book to join in the discussion. For more information about the Book Club, visitÂ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ricebookclubÂ or contact Joyce Pulich '69 atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.Â
Rice Young AlumniÂ is a community-building group geared for young alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years. Our group facilitates social, service and networking events, and acts as a conduit to the university and to other alumni groups in the area. Contact Leonard Chan '07 atÂ email@example.comÂ for more information.Â Â
Rice Austin Parents GroupÂ provides a support network for parents of current Rice students. Social gatherings occur three toÂ four times per school year and often feature a guest speaker from Rice University. Contact Scott Gardner (parent of Kyle '19) atÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ for more.Â
Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship-Austin ChapterÂ seeks to work with and assist entrepreneurs at all stages, from idea to exit. Programs include recurring annual events, such as the nine-week Entrepreneurâ€™s Workshop and panel events on topical technology developments that gather experts and leaders to drive thought-provoking discussion. The Austin Chapter also partners on other events with entities such as Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) and the Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics (RISE).Â For more information, please contact Chapter Administrator Jenny Garcia atÂ email@example.comÂ or visit our website,Â www.austinricealliance.org.
Rice Engineering Alumni-AustinÂ seeks to connect alumni, support students and encourage excellence. REA-Austinâ€™s recent events include participating in build days with Habitat for Humanity, judging student projects at the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival, and hosting speakers and social events. We are run by a group of alumni volunteers and are looking for new members to join our steering committee. For more information, contact Robin Brooks '85 atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rice Alumni Volunteers for Admission (RAVA)Â supports the recruitment process, public relations goals and selection process at Rice University. RAVA provides an opportunity for prospective students in Austin and beyond to have an off-campus interview and conversation with a Rice alumna/us. RAVA volunteers serve as a contact and resource for students we have interviewed and encourage admitted students from Austin to attend Rice. For more information, visit RAVA's volunteer page,Â http://futureowls.rice.edu/futureowls/RAVA.asp, or contact Todd Ballengee '92 atÂ email@example.com.Â
Austin Rice Athletics CommitteeÂ supports and generates enthusiasm for Riceâ€™s athletic teams by organizing watch parties, attendance at Rice events in Austin and elsewhere, and coordinating visits by Rice coaches and athletic officials. This group is led by Jay Lamy '95, who can be reached atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.Â
Austin Rice DoctorsÂ offers social opportunities such as happy hours to allow Austin-area Rice doctors to network and get to know each other better. Contact Jeffrey Michel '85 atÂ email@example.comÂ for more information.Â Â
TheÂ Austin Rice Real Estate AlumniÂ (ARREA) group meets quarterly to hear lectures on current events in the real estate industry. Members are both professionals in the field â€” real estate brokers, architects, lenders, real estate attorneys, title insurance owners and real estate consultants â€” and individuals who have invested in real estate. Past activities include a lecture on the new medical center by the architecture firm creating the master plan, a symposium on investing in multi-family properties, tours of the newly developing Austin Community College campus, redevelopment of a major retail center and tours of an assisted living facility. The group is led by Alice Walker '96 and Douglas Plummer '97, who can be reached atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.