Leonard Chan '07

Why I Volunteer

Leonard Chan '07

In what roles have you volunteered for Rice?

Association of Rice Alumni Austin young alumni chair, Owl Edge Externship host, RAVA volunteer, Centennial Class Reunion Committee

Why do you volunteer for Rice?

Graduation should not mark the end of creating memories and forming friendships. Our years at Rice merely created the foundation of a common experience. I feel that my role is to facilitate opportunities that help this community of incredibly talented people continue growing. As with any community, its strength is in its members, and with its "unconventional wisdom," we can make a positive impact on the world.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering at Rice?

Remaining involved with the university has allowed me to interact with brilliant individuals with incredible stories and experiences. Being able to start and build friendships with fellow alumni after graduating is invaluable especially for those starting life beyond the hedges.

What's a fun Rice fact about you?

I returned to Rice as a visiting student during my second year of graduate school. When my student profile was updated, the system listed my expected graduation term as "the end of time."

Why should others volunteer for Rice?

An individual can change diets, jobs and cities, but an affiliation with one's alma mater is immutable. Volunteering with Rice University reinforces those bonds while strengthening the community. A diverse spectrum of opportunities to volunteer are available to meet any alumni's needs.