The Rhodes College Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) won Best Delegation at the 49th General Assembly held Nov. 16-18 at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville. The Rhodes delegation had 23 representatives who served in every area of TISL including the House of Representatives, Senate Supreme Court, and the Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge. Students also served as lobbyists and media personnel.
Rhodes’ Postgraduate Scholarship Committee is endorsing three juniors to compete for the 2019 Truman Scholarship, the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders. They are Adam Cruthirds and Tony Eskridge, both from Memphis, TN, and William “Alex” Schramkowski from Brentwood, TN.
They are Sarah Eiland ’20, Jessica Frankl ’20, Caitlin Gaine ’20, Joon Hwang ’21, Phyu Khine ’20, Krisin Morris ’20, and Sara Weeks ’20, who will have an opportunity to work in a country of their choosing in the summer of 2019. The Mertie W. Buckman International Internship Program is for outstanding sophomores and juniors majoring in international studies.
Senior left tackle DJ Coker has been named an American Football Coaches Association All-American, becoming the first Lynx to earn All-American honors by the AFCA in back-to-back seasons.
Dr. Tyler Lefevor, assistant professor of psychology, and senior psychology majors Sydney Sorrell, Grace Kappers, and Ashley Plunk have co-authored a paper to be published in a forthcoming issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal.
She is former features editor of InStyle magazine and deputy editor of Billboard magazine, and over her career, she has created and managed content for various media platforms including online, mobile, and video.
Rhodes is one of only 75 colleges and universities eligible to make nominations for the nationally competitive fellowship supported by the Henry Luce Foundation in New York.
Soon after graduating from Rhodes in 2013 with a major in political economy, Sameer Shafi Warraich moved back to his home country of Pakistan. Warraich calls the years since “nothing short of a rebirth.” Now, he's addressing educational barriers in Pakistan through teaching and helping to develop schools.
Rhodes’ Postgraduate Scholarship Committee is endorsing Avani Alapati, Gracie Collier, and Rachel Fox, all seniors. The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship provides a $30,000 grant for purposeful, independent exploration abroad.
For senior Emily Perry, it was the fulfillment of a lifelong ambition when she spent the fall of 2017 in a small Russian city just north of the Mongolian border, studying Russian literature and economics.