Rhodes Is One of “50 Best Colleges in Big Cities”

Rhodes College is one of “50 Best Colleges in Big Cities,” as compiled by Stacker and featured by Newsweek. Stacker considered colleges in cities with populations of more than 300,000. “Rhodes is one of the few liberal arts colleges in a major city, providing opportunities for students to explore passions and professional pathways through internships, fellowships, and community engagement before graduation,” says Vice President for Student Life Meghan Harte Weyant.

Rhodes Students Win Critical Language Education Program Boren Scholarships

Three Rhodes College students are among undergraduates recently selected to receive the prestigious Boren Scholarship, which funds study abroad with the goal of immersing students in a language critical to U.S. national security interests. Keira Larson ’21 will study Arabic in Jordan, as will James Blan ’23 in the United Arab Emirates. Thomas Cloyd ’22 is going to Azerbaijan to study Turkish. Sponsored by the National Security Education Program and administered by the Institute of International Education, the Boren Scholarships provide up to $25,000, depending on the duration of overseas study.

Rhodes will Phase Out Theatre Major, Adding Plans for Co-curricular Theatre Experiences for Students

Rhodes College will phase out its major in theatre starting in 2021, citing a lack in student interest in majoring in the discipline, provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Katherine Bassard announced. The college will work to establish co-curricular opportunities for students interested in theatre both on campus and in Memphis’ vibrant performing arts community.

2021 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Winner Prof. Marsha Walton Leaves a Meaningful Legacy of Scholarship and Mentoring

In her 41 years at Rhodes College, retiring Professor of Psychology Dr. Marsha Walton has successfully merged outstanding scholarly achievements with a dedication to mentoring students, helping them to open their eyes to opportunities and navigate new experiences. She was honored as the non-student winner of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award at the Commencement Exercises for the 172nd Session of Rhodes College on May 15, 2021.

Profs. Larkins and Newstok Receive 2021 Clarence Day Awards

The 2021 Clarence Day Awards for Outstanding Teaching and for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity are awarded to Dr. Brian Larkins and Dr. Scott Newstok, respectively. The Clarence Day Awards, presented to two faculty members each year, are two of the college’s highest honors for its faculty.

Six Seniors Inducted Into Rhodes’ Hall of Fame

Six seniors’ portraits have been added to Rhodes’ Hall of Fame on the second floor of Southwestern Hall. They are K’nori Bone, Jacob Fontaine, Betsy John, Hannah Johns, Sydney Jones, and Mary Thomas. 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.