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Highlights stories that are gathered from the media through the hard work of the ARA's Alumni Recognition Committee, which recognizes and celebrates achievements of Rice alumni, faculty, students, staff and university friends by sending hand-written notes and emails. If you are interested in volunteering for the committee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-348-4057.
Mary Balthrop ’07 has been named a member at Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, a Nashville-based law firm that provides legal services to businesses and individual clients. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology at Rice, graduating magna cum laude, and her JD at the University of Virginia School of Law. Read press release.
Marthe Druska Golden, who has served as assistant vice president for Alumni Relations and executive director of the Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) for five years, will be leaving her role at the end of the calendar year. The move comes after Golden’s husband, Bill, accepted a new career opportunity that will take the family back to Chicago, where they have deep family roots.
Since its formation a half century ago, Rice’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) has enriched the experience of all grad students in a variety of ways, including promoting professional development, community engagement and leadership opportunities. We asked a number of former GSA leaders, including ARA Board Member Kristjan Stone and current GSA President Hannah Pearce, to touch on what brings the graduate student community together. We came away with five (of many) ways it does just that. Learn more.
As I hope you already know, this year we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Association of Rice Alumni (ARA). Since 1919, Rice alumni volunteers have worked to increase engagement between fellow alumni and the university, and over these past 100 years, have made a significant impact on Rice. What you may not know is that the first president of the ARA, Samuel G. McCann, was a graduate-only alumnus, who earned his degree from Rice in 1917.