President Leebron hosts hearty Texas welcome for new students at barbecue

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Big plates of brisket and baked beans greeted incoming Rice students at the annual O-Week barbecue hosted by President David Leebron and University Representative Y. Ping Sun Aug. 13 at their home. Leebron posed for selfies with the students while Sun visited each table along with daughter Katherine Mei Leebron and dog Tex. Students took advantage of the wide-open lawn to line dance in true Texas tradition before taking their leave, bellies full and boots scooted. (Photos by Tommy LaVergne and Jeff Fitlow)

About Katharine Shilcutt

Katharine Shilcutt is a media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.