Flashback Friday: Four Decades and Counting…

As we prepare to make a move into our new building next year, we are reviewing files and digging deep into the Glasscock School archives. We’ve shared our first brochure with you from 1968, 45 years ago this month. Due to the popularity of that post and our own feelings of nostalgia, we are creating a “Flashback” Friday series to share some of our history with you. We’re starting with this video featuring our dean, Mary McIntire, when we moved into our current facility, the Speros P. Martel Center for Continuing Studies building 26 years ago.

Comments from Dean McIntire:

Mary McIntire, 1987

Dean Mary McIntire, 1987

Although we had produced videos for our Bicentennial program some years earlier, this one was the first one I recall on our overall program. At the time, we were offering primarily personal development, languages, English as a Second Language and courses for non-profits. We were in our first campaign, with a goal to raise $300,000 to remodel the building (the Rice Museum) vacated by Mrs. de Menil when she opened the Menil Collection off-campus. Due to the work of Ralph O’Connor and the generosity of Speros Martel and others, we made that goal. (Steve Shaper suggested that we make the video, I recall. We first aired it at a Fund Council meeting on campus.)

Click image to view video

Click image to view video

The original full length video was created by Rice faculty member Brian Huberman.

Now, over a quarter of a century later, and another goal met, we will again be moving soon and expanding our offerings for you.

Some more moving in photos:

Pat Norris and Judy Bubenik

Pat Norris and Judy Bubenik

Kathy Sayers

Kathy Sayers


Our new building, June 28, 2013

New Building, June 28, 2013

Back of the new building, June 28, 2013

Jennifer Egenolf


Jennifer Egenolf, Marketing Director

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