RAVA volunteers play a key role in Rice’s excellence

Over the last decade, Rice has expanded its reach dramatically and has become more selective and diverse thanks to alumni, parents and friends who give their time to Rice Alumni Volunteers for Admission (RAVA). These volunteers are key to maintaining a stellar applicant pool that brings the best students to Rice and ...
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Why I Volunteer: Kate Gunn Pagel '05

"Rice has only gotten better since we graduated. It's pretty amazing to have the opportunity to be a part of something like this."
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Volunteers mentor Owl Edge Externs across the country over Winter Break

Over Winter Break, Rice alumni, parents and friends around the country welcomed current students to their workplaces to shadow them as Owl Edge Externs. These volunteers represent career fielding ranging across industries and areas of expertise, including engineering, public policy, communications, finance, aerospace, government, nonprofit, IT and more.
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Why I Volunteer: Akilah Mance ’05

"I volunteer for Rice because Rice has given me so many tools for success and I want to give back to make sure the university continues to thrive."
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Purvez Captain M.A., Ph.D. '93

In what roles have you volunteered for Rice? GradConnect founder, Graduate student mentor, RISE day award founder, Hanszen Associate, Initiative for Students Commission, Social Sciences Board, Women’s Athletics Advisory Board, V&W Board (this board oversees the businesses of Valhalla and Willy's Pub)
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