Here at Rice, each college has a number of amazing faculty, staff, alumni, and community members that are affectionately referred to as Associates. At Sid, they are the best of the bunch. They cheer on our Powderpuff, sponsor study breaks, and do whatever they can to make your college experience the best it can possibly be. Our Associates fall under three categories: Faculty Associates, University Associates, and Community Associates. Faculty Associates are made up of lecturers and professors. University Associates are staff who work at Rice. Community Associates are members of the Houston Community, sometimes Rice alum, who want to dedicate their time to help students explore options outside of Rice.
How to Join
If you are interested in becoming a Sid Associate, please email our Associates Committee at email@example.com for more information. You can also apply using this form. Your information and a short description will be presented at our weekly Council and our college will vote to decide on whether you become an Associate. No pressure, we are always happy to add more members to our Associates team!
How do you Interact with Associates?
Go to Associate’s Night (a reception and dinner extravaganza held each semester on behalf of the Sid Servery Chef). Take their classes. Keep in touch with your O-Week Associates. Facebook friend them if you must. If you’re looking for some good conversation and some cool adults, just introduce yourself. They’re really eager to meet you, and they have plenty of stories and memories from their own Sid and Rice experiences. And just think: you might someday become an Associate, too!
Who are our Associates?
James & Kristi Bartlett
Josh & Jamie Bell
College Pastor and lead pastor for Chi Alpha
Claire Blanton, Jack Blanton III, Jack Blanton IV
Matthew Cheney, Ph.D.
Forensic Toxicology Consultant at Cheney Forensic Consulting, LLC
Shelby Joe & Stephen Hayes
Entrepreneurs in Education Technology, Publishing, and Services
Gary & Anne Johnson
Accounting Professor at Jones School
Professor of Political Science
Tony Melchiorri & Katarina Amemnt
Research Scientist & SciFi Writer
MD/PhD Student (MA & PhD in Chemistry)
David Messmer, Norie Guthrie, & Evie Messmer
Director of FWIS program at Rice
Peace Corps & International Development. Commodity Trading.
Dr. Augusto Rodriguez & Vanessa Perez
Department of Kinesiology, Major Advisor, Sports Medicine
Marcie & Charles Newton
Marcie-Department Admin, Charles-Info Technology
Physician: Dermatologist, Dermatopathologist, Faculty at McGovern Med School
Gilbert, Jie, Khalil, & Mia Saldivar
Rafael & Michelle Verduzco
Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Neha and Manish Agrawal
Neha: Director of Enrollment Marketing and Communications at Rice
Manish: President & CEO of Holding Company; Sid Alum.
Chris and Anne Godinich
Chris: President & CEO Veritrust Corporation
Anne: Sid Alumni
BS in Environmental Science; Project manager
Anzilla and Leon Gilmore
Anzilla is the project manager building new Sid!
Wellbeing Advisor at the Student Wellbeing Office; Worked for RUPD for 13 years
Londa and Morris Knight
Morris is the project manager and maintenance manager of H&D
Elmer and Lisa Whitehead
Elmer is a senior mechanical engineer and project manager at Rice
PhD, Biomedical Sciences & Experimental Therapeutics from UT MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth; Currently getting MBA at Rice Jones School 21’