2018 Volunteer Impact Report

Rice students from across campus have a message for volunteers: Thank you!

A Message from Rice President David W. Leebron

Rice President David W. LeebronThis year, I have traveled across the country to share and discuss Rice’s new strategic plan with alumni, parents and friends. As I reflect on each stop along the way, I marvel at the enthusiasm and dedication of the Rice community, especially our volunteers.

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Our Volunteers Are Unmatched

Unmatched Volunteers

Our volunteers support Rice’s pursuit of excellence across many endeavors. Here, they share why they step up for Rice students and the Rice community.

Priya Prasad ’08

2017-2018 President of Rice Engineering Alumni

“During my time on the Rice Engineering Alumni (REA) board, we led efforts to upgrade lab spaces and purchase a carbon fiber 3-D printer. Seeing our board members step up to directly support engineering students is really exciting.”

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Evan Meeks ’02

Past President and Board Member of the R Association

“I volunteer out of gratitude for those that spent their private time to help me when I was a student-athlete. I feel a great sense of loyalty to the university, and I am thankful that I had the opportunity to grow and learn at such a prestigious and trying school.”

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Matt Andrade Cheney Ph.D. ’14

Committee Chair of the Society of Latino Alumni of Rice (SOLAR), Owl Edge Externship Host, Rice Alumni Houston Volunteer

“After a student reached out to me through Sallyportal, we met for coffee at Brochstein Pavilion. We chatted for more than an hour, and I extended my professional knowledge and experience in forensics. A few months later, she let me know that she had become an intern at a local forensic lab and expressed her appreciation for meeting with her. As I congratulated her, I smiled in knowing that I helped in her achievement, as others have helped in many of mine.”

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Sheila Perry

Volunteer Greeter for the Moody Center for the Arts

“Helping our visitors find their way around the gallery has been a privilege and a revelation. For example, it was absolutely astonishing to see the impact of TeamLab’s ‘Flowers and People’ installation on students, families in the neighborhood and visitors.”

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