Dear Fellow Owls,
As we enter the fall season, I hope this letter finds you well.
The Office of Alumni Relations in partnership with the Association of Rice Alumni leadership has been hard at work planning our upcoming Alumni Weekend 2023. They have done a stellar job; here’s the schedule to see if there is something that might pique your interest. I’ve already purchased tickets to the Shepherd School’s Onegin production and plan to be at all the Architecture Reception and Wiess Taco events, and of course the volleyball and football games, alongside whatever other events my schedule allows. I think we are all going to be both happily exhausted and rejuvenated by reconnecting with friends and our campus by the time Sunday rolls around.
President DesRoches and I will be hosting a Town Hall on Nov. 3. I hope you are able to join us as we celebrate the dedication and energy of our recent alumni with the recognition of our 2023 Builder’s Award recipients. Please come up and say “hello” after the Town Hall or at any time during the weekend; I’m always happy to chat.
If you aren't able to make the trip back to campus during Alumni Weekend, I encourage you to remain active within our alumni communities. This can look like meeting a fellow alumnus for coffee, attending a regional or affinity event in your area, tuning in for a concert or lecture, nominating someone for an alumni award, or enrolling in a class at the Glasscock School with an alumni discount. We have something for everyone.
Speaking of active alumni, these past couple of months I’ve been featuring ARA Board members on my Instagram. We are fortunate to have such a diverse, smart, kind, dedicated and humorous group of people who felt called to serve our alumni communities and applied to be on our ARA Board. If you want to contribute to this mission and are involved in our alumni networks, please consider submitting an application to serve on the ARA Board. They are due on Nov. 8.
With that, I will wish you a bountiful and healthy fall season!
Tania Min ’90, ’92