Rhodes College Staff Members Lauded for Exceptional Service

Rhodes College paid tribute to staff on May 19 with a virtual celebration, and four Rhodes employees were recognized with the college’s 2020 Outstanding Staff Awards based on nominations submitted by faculty, staff, and students. These awards recognize employees who continually strive for excellence, keeping the mission of the college in focus.

Senior Studio Art Majors Find Creative Solutions to Showcase Their Work

Due to the campus’ shift to remote learning, the annual Senior Thesis Exhibition in Clough-Hanson Gallery had to be cancelled. However, the work of the three senior studio art majors, Annie Grace Netterville, Ben Aquila, and Jamie Payne, won’t go unnoticed. Their works have appeared in a print publication, produced by Rhodes’ Department of Art and Art History, titled “Couple Things . . .”

Prof. Shadrack Nasong'o Named Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow

Dr. Shadrack Nasong'o, professor of international studies at Rhodes, is the recipient of a 2020 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. Through the fellowship program, he will spend two months at Egerton University in Kenya to help develop curriculum for a master’s degree program in international relations and diplomacy and to help mentor graduate students and junior faculty in social science research methods and pedagogical strategies.

Rhodes College Launches Summer Scholars Program for High School Students

The Summer Scholars program provides current high school students and recent high school graduates meaningful, credit-bearing pre-college experiences. Students enroll in two-week, credit bearing courses that will prepare them for college-level instruction in a liberal arts context. Small classes will be taught in a variety of subjects by Rhodes professors who are nationally and internationally recognized scholars in their fields. Students will have the opportunity to prepare for college classes by engaging in college-level work and assignments.

Community and Creativity – Even in Quarantine

When the realities of COVID-19 set in and the college moved to remote learning, one of my first questions was: what now? My teaching and overall academic approach is rooted in active pedagogy, experiential learning, and collaboration, which all seemed more difficult and less relevant.

Rhodes College Confers Degrees, Holds Virtual Celebration of the Class of 2020

Rhodes College held a virtual celebration of the Class of 2020 on May 16. The college conferred 484 degrees in total: 313 Bachelors of Arts, 142 Bachelors of Science, 11 Masters of Arts, and 18 Masters of Science. An in-person ceremony where names will be called, and graduates hooded will be held at a date to be determined.

Rhodes Names Palopoli '20, Tameez '20, and Howard '72 Sullivan Award Recipients

Rhodes has conferred the Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan awards since 1890. The awards were first presented by the membership of the New York Southern Society. They recognize college students and members of the college community of noble character who have acted as humble servants to others by putting service of others before self-interest. The award is presented each year by more than 70 colleges and universities within the American South.