Rice's Honour Gala

Rice gala honors $6 million men and women who make university special

Rice gala honors $6 million men and women who make university special

Enrique Cruz, Nancy Cruz at Rice Honors Gala
Enrique Cruz, Nancy Cruz. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Linda McReynolds, Cynthia Allshouse at Rice Honors Gala
Linda McReynolds, Cynthia Allshouse. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Phoebe Tudor, Bobby Tudor at Rice Honors Gala
Phoebe Tudor, Bobby Tudor. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Laura Shoppa, Lisa McCord at Rice Honors Gala
Laura Shoppa, Lisa McCord. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Chelsey Hayes, Kenny Baugh at Rice Honors Gala
Chelsey Hayes, Kenny Baugh. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Y. Ping Sun, David W. Leebron at Rice Honors Gala
Y. Ping Sun, David W. Leebron. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Walter McReynolds, Donald Bowers, Rice Honor Gala
Walter McReynolds, Donald Bowers. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Yvette and Tom Heathering at Rice Honors Gala
Yvette Heathering, Tom Heathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Melberneand Susanne Glasscock at Rice Honor Gala
Susanne and Melbern Glasscock. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Stacey and Marcus Mosely at Rice Honors Gala
Stacey Mosely, Marcus Mosely. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Isla and Tom Reckling at Rice Honors Gala
Isla Reckling, Tom Reckling. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Chase Clements and Lauren Clements at Rice Honors Gala
Chase Clements, Laura Clements. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Bucky Allshouse, Cynthia Allshouse, Rice Honor Gala
Bucky Allshouse, Cynthia Allshouse. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Jill and Joe Karlgaard at Rice Honors Gala
Jill Karlgaard, Joe Karlgaard. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Jered Dillard, Sarita Dillard at Rice Honors Gala
Jered DIllard, Sarita Dillard. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Collette Collins, Bob Collins at Rice Honors Gala
Collette Collins, Bob Collins. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlightgroup.com
Enrique Cruz, Nancy Cruz at Rice Honors Gala
Linda McReynolds, Cynthia Allshouse at Rice Honors Gala
Phoebe Tudor, Bobby Tudor at Rice Honors Gala
Laura Shoppa, Lisa McCord at Rice Honors Gala
Chelsey Hayes, Kenny Baugh at Rice Honors Gala
Y. Ping Sun, David W. Leebron at Rice Honors Gala
Walter McReynolds, Donald Bowers, Rice Honor Gala
Yvette and Tom Heathering at Rice Honors Gala
Melberneand Susanne Glasscock at Rice Honor Gala
Stacey and Marcus Mosely at Rice Honors Gala
Isla and Tom Reckling at Rice Honors Gala
Chase Clements and Lauren Clements at Rice Honors Gala
Bucky Allshouse, Cynthia Allshouse, Rice Honor Gala
Jill and Joe Karlgaard at Rice Honors Gala
Jered Dillard, Sarita Dillard at Rice Honors Gala
Collette Collins, Bob Collins at Rice Honors Gala

What: “An Evening for Rice’s Honour.”

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

Where: A stellar crowd of more than 300 turned out to support Rice University and honor the 2016 Distinguished Owl Club Award recipients, Susanne and Melbern Glasscock, and Y. Ping Sun and her husband, Rice University president David W. Leebron at the 17th annual honors gala. Since its inception, the gala has raised more than $6 million for athletic scholarships. Longtime Rice supporters Linda and Dr. Walter McReynolds and Cynthia and Bucky Allshouse chaired this year's gala.

Guests posed for photos in front of large photographs of university landmarks, including Rice Stadium. The ballroom was decorated in blue and white to represent Rice colors amid mirrored tables, crystal candlesticks, and oversized arrangements of white roses.

Who: Seen in the A-list crowd were Ralph and Becky O’Connor, Isla and Tom Reckling, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor,  Joe and Jill Karlgaard, Donald Bowers, Dr. Waverly Peakes, Yvette and Tom Heathering, Charles and Anne Duncan, and Enrique and Nancy Cruz.

ADVERTISEMENT