Hi, my name is Bonnie Stroman and I am the coordinator for Martel. I am a native Houstonian, married to Mike, a Rice alumnus. My oldest daughter, Lauren, and her husband, Kevin Hirshberg, are alums, as well. I have two other grown children: Ben, who is married to Julia, and our youngest, Allie who is engaged to marry Alex this September! I am a grandmother to my adorable granddaughter, Avery and grandson, Austin. I have two miniature piebald dachshunds that are pretty cute but very needy. Family activities are at the center of my busy life. I enjoy volunteering, cooking, entertaining, music, art and movies.
I love being the coordinator of the best college ever! Students are the heart of Rice. Do not hesitate to come to me with any type of question! My office is located right before you enter the Commons. I am here to help you and the A-Team. I can sell you a stamp, fax a document, tell about great places to eat or shop, support your Martel activities and handle everything from keys to Band-Aids. I love when students drop by the office for their packages, mail, maybe some candy, or just to say hello. I will also give you a “mom” nudge when needed. I am a good listener and I can give out advice, hugs, and occasionally, a little sarcasm. The coolest aspect of this job will be meeting you as freshmen, watching you change, and crying when you leave as seniors. The Martel community describes itself as being a family, and I am so very happy you are part of our big, terrific family now!