Athletic Field Flagpole Dedicated to Tyler Palmer '88

Christy Bahrenburg, Director of Advancement
On Saturday, September 7, Rice dedicated a new flagpole on our athletics campus to the memory of Tyler Palmer '88. The dedication included a ceremonial flag raising by Rice community members Col. Paul Fiorenza '88, Col. Dave Shevchik '95 and former Rice parent, Master Chief Sergeant Brian Senecal. 

The purchase of the flagpole was made possible by Tyler's mother and current Rice grandparent Chick Wood. It can be seen from each of Rice's athletics fields. A plaque will be installed at the base of the flagpole this week reading:
In Memory of Tyler A. Palmer (Class of ‘88)
September 9, 1970 - January 27, 2008
“I love to solve problems. Math problems, engineering problems, life problems. I think every problem has a solution if you just try hard enough.”

    • Donor and Rice grandparent Chick Wood is joined by her son, Chris Palmer '85 and his wife Kathy in front of Rice's new flagpole.