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Nominations for the 2019 Rice Business Alumni Awards are now closed.

Established by the Jones Graduate School Alumni Association (JGSAA), the Rice Business Alumni Awards annually recognize alumni for outstanding achievements in their professional fields and exemplary leadership.

Nominations for the 2019 Rice Business Alumni Awards will open the second week of November.

  • Five individuals will be recognized with Industry Excellence Awards for excelling in their careers in consumer products, financial services, energy, nonprofit, and technology.*
  • One individual who has been a model of leadership and dedicated service to the local and/or Rice University community will be honored with the Alumni Community Service Award.
  • One individual will be selected from all nominees as the IREP Award winner for being a standout example of the Rice Business values of integrity, responsibility, excellence, and professionalism.

About the Awards

Recipients of these awards embody our four pillars of alumni engagement: community, philanthropy, volunteering and life-long learning.

This means that when reviewing nominations, the selection committee will take into special consideration those alumni who exemplify and consistently engage in supporting their communities through networking, philanthropy, volunteering and a demonstrated passion for learning.

The 2019 Rice Business Alumni Awards will take place on October 4, 2019, at the Cohen House. Ticket sales will begin in summer 2019.

* Next year's Industry Excellence Awards will focus on four different areas: entrepreneurship, consulting, real estate and health care.