About Duncan College
- Abraham Lincoln, probably

Duncan College is named after Charles William Duncan, Jr., the U.S. Secretary of Energy under Jimmy Carter and former chairman of the Rice Board of Governors, and his wife, Anne. They have been extraordinarily generous to Rice: helping to establish the James A. Baker III Institute of Public Policy and supporting the Shepherd School of Music. In 2007, they donated $30 million to establishing new residential colleges to expand the student body while maintaining Rice's uniqueness. Their passion for environmental sustainability drove Duncan College to be designed as Rice’s “green” college - we are one of the first buildings in Houston to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification.