Blankenship Honored for Excellence and Service by National Association of Teachers of Singing

Dr. Carole Blankenship, soprano and professor and chair of music at Rhodes College, has been a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing for 30 years and has served the organization in many roles, including as president. The organization has now launched a fundraising initiative to commemorate its rich history and to name one of three prizes in the classical category of its National Student Auditions in honor of Blankenship.

Rhodes College Receives $50K Grant to Focus on Character Education

Rhodes College has been awarded a one-year Capacity-Building Grant of $50,000 by Wake Forest University’s Educating Character Initiative, thanks to Lilly Endowment Inc. “We truly believe in character education at Rhodes,” said Provost Timothy S. Huebner. “A century ago, President Charles Diehl described the college as an institution ‘vitally concerned with scholarship, but . . . even more concerned with character.’ The work that our faculty will do in the next year has the potential to transform the first-year experience at Rhodes.”

Milestone: Rhodes College’s Name Turns Forty

Rhodes College has undergone several name changes since its founding in 1848, reflecting the growth and expanding mission of the college. On July 1, 1984, it took on its current name to honor Dr. Peyton Nalle Rhodes, who served as president from 1949 to 1965.

Rhodes College Awarded $502K NSF Grant to Conduct Research That Could Lead to Development of New Antifungal Drugs

Rhodes College is being awarded a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in the amount of $502,946 for research conducted by Dr. Qian Shen, assistant professor of biology. The award for the project titled “The Molecular Basis For Carbon Dioxide Sensing And Response In Dimorphic Fungi” will be distributed over three years and will involve students from Rhodes College and LeMoyne-Owen College.

Rhodes College Joins National Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison

Rhodes College has joined the national Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison, deepening its commitment to creating access to higher education for incarcerated people. The group cultivates and supports college-in-prison programs in partnership with colleges and universities across the country. It was established in 2009 by the Bard Prison Initiative at New York’s Bard College. Rhodes is the Consortium’s first institution in the South.

Rhodes Makes Money’s Best Colleges In America 2024

Rhodes is one of the “Best Colleges in America 2024,” according to Money, and has received four out of five stars based on the company’s unique star system. Colleges were scored in three areas: quality, affordability, and future earning potential.

Rhodes Among Architectural Digest’s “64 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America”

Rhodes College visitors often become enamored when stepping on the picturesque campus for the first time, so it is no surprise that the college is among Architectural Digest’s “64 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America.” The publication notes the college’s “beautiful wooded campus with uniformly Collegiate Gothic buildings made of Arkansas sandstone, Vermont slate, and Indiana limestone.”