Melissa Ratner's Web Page
Melissa M. Ratner
Course Attendant, Rice Continuing Studies
Yes! I've finally stayed in town long enough to work on my home page!
I am originally from Victoria,
TX, though I also spent some of my childhood in cities like San
Antonio and La Grange. I came
to Houston and Rice University in
1987, and have never been able to leave.
I am married to a wonderful man, Logan
Ratner, who is now a Software Engineer at BP
After 7 years as Program Coordinator for the Marching
Owl Band, I moved on and took a new position in the
Continuing Studies for two years, as the coordinator of the Rice
Technology Education Center, which offers certification courses for Microsoft
Certified Professionals. But now, after 9 years of full-time employment at Rice University, I have left to be a stay-at-home mommy to my son, Jonathan. I I have finally learned to fill my time at home with various projects and activities, such as gardening, crocheting, furniture refinishing, Gymboree, the Children's Museum, Hermann Park, the JCC, . . .
See our wedding page!
here to see some great photos and find out how we planned our Houston
wedding. Included: Information on a Jewish Ceremony,
list of our service providors, many of whom don't exit anymore. Coming eventually: a review
of our belated Honeymoon at Walt Disney World!
||I am owned by a beautiful cat named Squeaker, whom I rescued from the
Humane Society in January 1997. She's a tortise shell tabby, and the friendliest
cat you'll ever meet.
I am now the proud mommy of a beautiful boy - Jonathan. You can see his baby pictures online.
I am also a proud step-mother to an adorable 12 y.o., Steven,
who lives in Irving, TX.
Other Links of Interest:
The truth is, now that I have a toddler running about, I don't spend much time online, except to check my email. Still, if you want to get to know me, take a look at a few of the things I have shown interest in over the years:
Rice U. and Rice-related Stuff
Rice Technology Education Center
- my last home away from home.
Alumni Pages - by no means an exhaustive list, but a start!
to other Marching Bands
Houston Chronicle Interactive
Pathfinder Home Page -
Time, Newsweek, Money, etc.
Apple Computer Co.
WWW page - a fairly comprehensive listing to help plan any wedding
Web - if you're looking for a night out on the town
Page - for those who love to cook
Buffy The Vampire Slayer - a surprisingly
The Monkees Home Page - Hey, hey,
I'm a BIG fan!
Disney Home Page - movie clips, etc
Calvin and Hobbes Comics
Schoolhouse Rock Home Page
The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project - This
one is REALLY cool! A tribute to the boredom of Rice students
Jewish Communication Network
A. Engler's Jewish News
Jerusalem One - Software
Davka Corp. Home Page - Software, other
Last updated: Thursday, April 4, 2002, 2:25 PM