Anna Kushnir '14 Awarded Honorable Mention in National Russian Essay Competition

The Russian Studies program at Rhodes is pleased to announce that Anna Kushnir ′14 recently received an Honorable Mention in the annual national essay competition of the American Council of Teachers of Russian.

In this year’s contest, more than 1,000 essays were submitted from 58 universities, colleges, and institutions across the nation. Three judges independently ranked each essay.

Kushnir was recognized in the "Heritage Speaker, Level 1" category.

Three Graduates and Two Community Members Presented Awards at Rhodes Commencement

Annual awards were presented at the 165th Commencement exercises of Rhodes College on May 10 on campus. Rhodes graduate Benjamin Evans was awarded the Peyton Nalle Rhodes Phi Beta Kappa Prize, the college’s highest academic honor, and Phillip H. McNeill, founder and CEO of Chartwell Hospitality, received the Rhodes College Distinguished Service Medal.