Sense of Community Keeps Mock Trial Program Going Strong, Striving for Nationals

Members of Rhodes College’s storied and successful mock trial program haven’t let last year’s challenges of adapting to a virtual format defeat them. After competing in the regional mock trial tournament held online Feb. 6, Rhodes A team secured the college’s first bid to compete in the opening round of the National Championship Tournament.

Rhodes Biology Alumna Morgan Fuller ’16 Wins Osteopathic Medical Student Award

Rhodes College biology alumna Morgan Fuller ’16 recently received the Student DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) of the Year award at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia. She is a candidate for the national Student DO of the Year award, which will be announced this spring and is hosted by the American Association of Colleges and Osteopathic Medicine.

Prof. Ross Sowell Receives National Science Foundation Award Supporting Innovative and Collaborative Robotics and Policy Research

Dr. Ross Sowell, assistant professor of computer science at Rhodes College, is the recipient of an $84,657 award funded by the National Science Foundation for a research project contributing to advances in robotics and creating appropriate policies governing collaborative robots’ deployment in various social situations and public spaces. Three Rhodes students also will contribute to the research project.

Rhodes College Faculty Member Catie Welsh Joins Distinguished Fulbright U.S. Scholar Roster

Dr. Catie Welsh, associate professor of computer science at Rhodes College, is joining a distinguished roster of Fulbright U.S. Scholars this semester. She will be a visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program—a prestigious educational exchange program—selects American scholars, artists, faculty, and professionals for their substantial experience and leadership to lecture and/or conduct research abroad for up to a year.

Four Juniors Selected as Candidates for Nationally Competitive Truman Scholarship

Four Rhodes College juniors are competing for the 2021 Truman Scholarship, the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders. They are Elizabeth Baldwin, Karim Garcia, Mariam Khayata, and Lauren Moore. The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive national award, which provides up to $30,000 for a recipient to apply toward graduate school.

Rhodes College Announces First-of-its Kind Partnership with the Posse Foundation

Rhodes College has formed a new partnership with The Posse Foundation to offer full-tuition leadership scholarships to diverse cohorts of students from Memphis and cities around the United States. Many of the cohort members will be the first in their families to attend college and typically attend high schools that are often overlooked in tradition student recruitment.