Rice's Honour Gala
Rice gala honors $6 million men and women who make university special
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 BuckyAllshouse 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.