PURVEZ CAPTAIN ’93 CHAMPIONS RICE’S GRADUATE STUDENTS

In Norse mythology, Valhalla is a great hall where Odin receives the souls of heroes. At Rice, Valhalla is a great pub where mentors nurture the souls of graduate students. And some would call Purvez Captain ’93 a champion of Rice’s graduate students — a local Odin.

As an advocate for mentorship opportunities for graduate students, he has worked closely with the School of Social Sciences to establish GradConnect, a networking program that sets up Social Sciences graduate alumni to serve as career mentors for current grad students.

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