The Rhodes Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that the honorary Doctorate of Humanities will be awarded to Carole Pearson Troutt. Her partnership with Rhodes began in 1999 when she made the move to Memphis with the newly named president William E. Troutt. Carole Troutt also has a special relationship to the Class of 2020 as it was the last class to arrive during her tenure at the college.
She will serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia beginning January 2021. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.
May 14, 2020
Each year, Rhodes honors two faculty members with the Clarence Day Awards for Outstanding Teaching and for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity, two of the College’s highest honors for its faculty. This year's winners are Drs. David Rupke and Geoff Maddox.
May 13, 2020
The Rhodes community will honor our graduating seniors on Saturday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. CDT, the date on which this year’s commencement ceremony was originally planned. The graduating class was surveyed and overwhelmingly agreed that the seniors prefer the traditional commencement ceremony be saved for when it could be held on campus. An in-person ceremony where names will be read, and graduates hooded will be held at a later date.
May 12, 2020
Each year, the Rhodes Singers embark on a concert tour, traveling the country and the world through the years. They have made it a tradition to close their concerts with a special piece of music, “Hear My Prayer,” by Moses Hogan.
May 11, 2020
Seven seniors’ portraits will be added to Rhodes’ Hall of Fame, housed on the second floor of Southwestern Hall. They are Abbey Bako, Dorian Canales, Katie Clark, Adam Cruthirds, Tony Eskridge, Annie Ouyang, and Jackie Paiz. Selection to the Hall of Fame, 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.
May 11, 2020
It seems only natural that Margaux Moze ’20, whose namesake is a wine produced in the Bordeaux region, would develop an interest in wine. But it was an enduring interest in French culture and a semester abroad in a small town in the south of France that opened her eyes to the world of the international wine trade and the possibility of being a part of that industry.
May 08, 2020
The Rhodes Historical Review is published annually by the Rhodes chapter of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society and the Department of History. Editors Sarah Eiland ’20 and Joe Angelillo ’20 selected the essays for this year’s issue—Volume 22—featuring Grace Files ’21, Nicholas Langford ’20, Matthew Broussard ’20, and Gary Whittaker ’20.
May 06, 2020
Spring 2020 Student-Produced International Studies Journal Covers Topics From Refugee Law to Global Food Waste
Since 1995, Rhodes’ Department of International Studies has published the peer-reviewed student journal Modus Vivendi. Co-Editors-in-Chief Sarah Eiland ’20 and Kristen Morris ’20 selected five articles for the Spring 2020 issue, which features Jaclyn Flood ’21, Grace Files ’21, Xiaojie Ji ’21, Lily Roberts ’22, and Phyu Khine ’20.
May 06, 2020
English major Madeleine Wright ’21 is one of the Rhodes students who’s been able to continue their internship despite the disruption COVID-19 has had on so many organizations. In fact, the Davidson, NC, native has been working remotely since fall 2019 as one of the few undergraduate students on staff for Storm Literary Agency in Mound, MN, which specializes in quality children’s literature and young adult fiction ranging from dystopian novels to fantasy.
May 05, 2020