Rice Athletics was voted “Best of Category” in the sports/entertainment: amateur category in the American Marketing Association Houston Chapter’s 2012 Marketer of the Year competition. Rice received the top score from the combined votes of chapter members and the local judging panel of local marketing professionals and educators. Rice Athletics is now eligible to compete for the 2012 Marketer of the Year, which will be announced at the AMA Houston Marketer of the Year reception and awards event March 18.
Professor Carlos Jiménez of the Rice School of Architecture has been named one of the 30 most admired educators for 2013 by DesignIntelligence, a publication of the Design Futures Council. Jiménez, who joined Rice in 1997, “has earned the admiration of his students because he maintains a rigor and level of detail with special attention to materiality,” according to the publication. “Jiménez demonstrates balance in life with vision for improving both education and professional practice.” Jiménez ended an 11-year tenure as a member of the Pritzker Prize jury in 2011 and is the principal and lead designer at Carlos Jimenez Studio in Houston.