Sophia Comrie ’24 Named HR 2023 Student of the Year Award by SHRM-Memphis

Sophia Comrie, a senior at Rhodes College, is the recipient of the HR 2023 Student of the Year Award by SHRM-Memphis, which consists of professional specialists, generalists, business partners, and executives representing the broad spectrum of human resources. The award recognizes an outstanding college student who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, citizenship, and academic and/or career and technical achievement.

Double Championship Wins for Mock Trial

Rhodes A and B mock trial teams were crowned champions at tournaments they competed in Nov. 10-12. Rhodes “Red” took second place in the invitational hosted by Missouri State University.

Rhodes College Graduate Mariam Khayata Selected as Rhodes Scholar

Mariam Khayata, who graduated from Rhodes College in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science, is one of 32 individuals chosen from the United States as a Rhodes Scholar. She will pursue a Master of Philosophy in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford in England beginning October 2024. Khayata is the eighth Rhodes Scholar from Rhodes College.

Rollens Publishes Inaugural Editorial In Journal For the Study Of the Historical Jesus

Dr. Sarah Rollens, associate professor of religious studies at Rhodes College, recently published an inaugural editorial, along with Dr. Robert Myles of Wollaston Theological College, in the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus. She and Myles became co-executive editors of the journal in March 2023, and this is the first issue since they began their tenure.

Rhodes Creates New Programming for First-Generation College Students

Research has shown that first-generation college students can experience an array of challenges from financial setbacks to anxiety about social inclusion to doubting one’s abilities. To provide a network of support and celebrate their successes, the Student Life First-Generation Programming Committee at Rhodes College has been working to create more intentional programming for its first-gen students.

Kristin Pedrozo ’22 Selected for Fellowships as a Future Museum Leader

The Rhodes Vision includes the goal of graduating students with the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership. Kristin Pedrozo ’22 certainly is an example of an individual with that goal in mind, having been accepted into programs for art museum leadership.