Tanner Martinez ’19 Receives Highly Competitive Medical Scientist Training Program Award

He is a biochemistry and molecular biology major and will enter the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine this summer. The award provides individuals opportunities to pursue a combined MD-PhD degree in order to care for patients and to conduct research. MSTPs are funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Darrell Ray Named Interim VP for Student Life

Rhodes College President Marjorie Hass has appointed Dr. Darrell Ray interim vice president for student life, effective July 1, 2019. Ray is an experienced student life professional who previously served as vice president for student affairs at the University of Memphis.

Recording Artist and Minister Kirk Whalum to Deliver Baccalaureate Address, Architect Jane Cady Rathbone to Receive Honorary Degree

The Baccalaureate Service of the 170th Session of Rhodes College will be held on campus May 10, followed by Commencement on May 11. Rev. Kirk Whalum, an award-winning recording artist and an ordained minister, will deliver the Baccalaureate address. Jane Cady Rathbone, a principal of the Hanbury architectural and design firm, will receive the Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree at Commencement.

Lynx Win Five Championships

Over the course of April 25-28, 2019, Rhodes College athletics participated in 10 Southern Athletic Association (SAA) tournaments/championships. The Lynx won five team championships—women’s golf, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men’s track and field, women’s track and field. There also were six individual champions and two relay champions in track and field.