Sallyport Award

Sallyport Award nominations are now open! Nominate a deserving undergraduate and graduate student by Monday, March 20.

The Sallyport Award is presented by the Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) to an undergraduate degree candidate and/or graduate candidate who shows great promise in carrying forth the ARA’s mission of providing a continuing relationship between the university and its former students. The ARA recognizes individuals who have demonstrated one or more of the following:

  • Campus Involvement: Displayed loyalty, spirit and pride in the university through meaningful involvement in programs and activities.
  • Rice Connections: Fostered strong ties with classmates, faculty or other members of the Rice community beyond their college or department.
  • Community Engagement: Strengthened the bonds between Rice and the Houston community or other communities outside of Rice.

Recipients are announced in late spring and will be recognized during commencement season. Any student who graduates between December 2022 and August 2023 is eligible to receive this award.

Students, alumni, faculty and staff may submit a nomination. Multiple nominations for a student are welcome and encouraged. For students submitting a personal nomination, at least one other person must submit a nomination on your behalf.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact the office of Alumni Relations at

Nominate a deserving Owl

2022 Sallyport Award Recipients

Liana Reyes ’22 and Mason Reece ’22 were the 2022 Sallyport Award winners! Read more about how these Owls have made a lasting impact on the Rice community and their continued work with Rice.

2023 Sallyport Award Selection Committee

Dr. Manu Gupta '05
Bryan Guido Hassin '01
Dr. Robert Lundin '00
David Mansouri '07
Ricky Mercado '10
Sarika Tyagi '11
April Cole, Director of Alumni Programs