Rice Alumni Stories

Rice Owls are known for their inspired ingenuity, passionate pursuit of excellence and endless exploration of new ideas. Here are just a few examples of how members of our Rice community are putting Rice’s values into action long after they leave campus. Submit your Rice Story here.

As a child, Robert Lundin ’00 loved to watch “The Price is Right,” never imagining he would one day wind up on the iconic game show himself. Thanks to a longstanding tradition of visiting the show with his fellow Owls, Lundin heard the magic words “Come on down!” this past August.

I am thrilled to launch Alumni Office Hours, where each week I’m setting aside a set number of hours to connect with alumni to listen, learn and collect feedback about your alumni experience.

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. 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.

Whether in his role as a geophysicist or as a filmmaker, Allen Gilmer ’84 is a staunch believer in helping others fulfill their potential.

Toya Cirica Bell ’87 and Tania Min '90, '92 share reflections on the past year and what we’re anticipating in 2023-24.

With her sights set on the 2024 Paris Olympics, Katherine Wu ’23 is currently in Korea training intensively for the US Olympic Trials. Ten years ago, Wu was inspired to pick up her first bow and arrow at 13 years old.

As we know, a Rice education goes far beyond the classroom and lasts beyond our time as students. Lifelong friendships, lessons learned and warm-hearted memories are part of the Rice bond that keeps us connected to our beloved university and the thousands of former students, faculty, friends and parents in our Owl family.

Inside the hedges of Rice University, an accepting campus culture permeates, fostering an ingrained sense of belonging – no matter your interest.

The bond between Rice alumni is special. We are a small,unique community with a worldwide reach, and the connections we make during our time on campus endure long after we graduate.