Rhodes College Claims 2022-23 SAA Commissioner’s Cup

The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) announced today that Rhodes College has won the 2022-23 Commissioner’s Cup. The Cup recognizes the all-sports champion among SAA member institutions with points awarded according to each program’s finish in the regular season standings.

Merrick Moore Investigates Real-World Healthcare through Turley Fellowship

Merrick Moore originally came to Rhodes to study neuroscience, but a course on the social determinants of health changed her direction. “I came to understand the gravity of damage that occurs from systemic racism and the profit-driven healthcare system in the United States . . . From that point on, I haven’t looked back on my path as a health equity major at Rhodes.”

Six Graduating Seniors Make the Rhodes Hall of Fame

Six seniors’ portraits are be added to Rhodes College’s Hall of Fame on the second floor of Southwestern Hall. They are David Caddle, Priscilla Foreman, Mia Harris, Owen Lubinski, Eliana Mabe, and Mallory Mire. Selection to the Hall of Fame, which was established in 1931, is based on individual merit, leadership in student activities, service to others, and overall contributions to the campus community. Honorees are chosen by their peers.

Fikemi Aiyepeku ’23 Heads to Top Management Consulting Firm

Fikemi Aiyepeku ’23 is the first Rhodes student to secure placement at one of the big three management consulting firms, which mostly recruit from graduate programs and a narrow set of top 10 universities. She credits her liberal arts education, faculty mentors, and peer support as the driving factors behind her placement as an associate consultant at Bain & Company.

Rhodes College to Hold Commencement Exercises May 13

The 174th Commencement of Rhodes College will be held Saturday, May 13, at 8:30 a.m. in the Hubert F. Fisher Memorial Garden on campus. In the event of rain, Commencement will take place in the Bryan Campus Life Center. Tickets are required for seating, and the program will stream live at www.rhodes.edu.

Walker Coleman ’23 Awarded Distinguished Fellowship to Global Crop Diversity Trust

Walker Coleman, a senior international studies and art history double major from Cincinnati, OH, has been awarded The Steve and Riea Lainoff Crop Trust Fellowship in Honor of Cary Fowler ’71. The fellowship is made possible through the generosity of Steve and Riea Lainoff, parents of Rhodes graduates Brian Lainoff ’11 and Mark Lainoff ’15.

Lawler Takes Top Prize for Physics Presentation

Blake Lawler ’24, Kate Hazelwood ’26, and Jessica Myat ’24 gave physics presentations on their ultrasonic studies research at the Western Collegiate Division Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences held April 22.