Recap: Colorado alums home safe after quake

Della Hoffman and Eric Jean

Rice alumni Della Hoffman ’05 and Eric Jean ’05 have new Rice hats and T-shirts, courtesy of Rice Athletics and the Office of Public Affairs. The Colorado couple were caught in the April 25 earthquake that struck Nepal, where they spent five days stranded with other hikers. In interviews after their evacuation, Jean wore the battered Rice cap that has been with him on his travels since graduation. They returned to the United States shortly after their rescue via helicopter by the U.S. Embassy.


About Mike Williams

Mike Williams is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.