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Letter from the 2013-2014 Rice Quest Liaison

Kiara Aguirre, Rice

Greetings! Welcome to the Rice Quest Chapter home page, and congratulations to the new National College Match Rice admits!

My name is Kiara Aguirre and I am a Quest Scholar at Rice University, Class of 2015, studying Psychology and Policy Studies. I will be serving as the Quest Liaison for the Rice Chapter, and am very excited to welcome future (and current and past) Owls home.

Rice University has a very beautiful campus located near the center of Houston, Texas. We have wonderful weather and a friendly atmosphere. The Princeton Review ranked Rice as having the happiest students and number two in quality of life. I won't argue those one bit. We have a very small yet diverse student body, with people from many walks of life. This diversity provides students with an enriching experience, especially those who are looking to meet and learn more about others.

Only 100 years old, Rice University is a leading research institution with quite a variety of fields of study for such a small school. The residential college system certainly adds to the college experience by providing our students with small communities within the larger Rice community, much like the Houses within Hogwarts, except that we have 11 colleges instead of 4 houses. We are randomly sorted (although you can request a college), so you are likely to meet a variety of amazing people regardless of which college you are placed in, and usually students manage to maintain close connections with students outside of their colleges.

The opportunities at Rice are endless! There are many resources provided by Leadership Rice, the Career and Development Center, the Community Involvement Center, the Wellness Center, and student organizations, just to name a few. There is always something to do at Rice, whether it be a sporting event, a club-hosted event, or seeing a prestigious researcher and lecturer visiting campus.

The officially-recognized Rice Quest Chapter is nearing its third year in existence and is a way for Quest Scholars around Rice to get together and work for a better future for ourselves and for students not yet out of high school. When prospective students come onto campus, we host mixers to get to know them and discuss what we love about the college experience, as well as get to know each other a little better. We have provided ourselves with a mode of support and with resources to make the most out of the college experience and beyond.

Kiara Aguirre, Rice '15



Chapter Leadership

Kiara Aguirre, '15
Liaison and President

Ladiella Henderson, '16
Vice President and Treasurer

Allyson Arias, '15

Leticia Treviño, '16
Events Head

Adeola Adegabi, '15
Outreach Head

Myrna Garza, '16



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