Rhodes College Celebrates 175 Years

Rhodes College marks its 175th anniversary this year and is celebrating with a full schedule of events as it reflects on its liberal arts and sciences history and embarks on a future that will continue to inspire students, transform lives, graduate trailblazers, and advance the college’s national and international stature. As part of the celebration, the inauguration of the 21st president of Rhodes College, Jennifer M. Collins, will take place Oct. 21.

Clough-Hanson Gallery to Present Nationwide Traveling Exhibition Young, Gifted and Black

Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College will present Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art on Sept. 8. Making its debut in the American South and on view through Dec. 9, 2023, this wide-ranging exhibition highlights artists of African descent whose work explores politics, identity, and art history, among other themes.

Fellows Spend Summer Making a Difference in the Community

The 15 participants of Rhodes’ Summer Service Fellowship program fanned across Memphis this summer, each completing 35 hours per week of community engagement. Now in its 20th year, the program gave Rhodes students the opportunity to work with a Memphis nonprofit organization of their choosing.

Nasong'o Publishes New Book on African Immigrants and the American Experience

Dr. Shadrack W. Nasong'o, professor of international studies at Rhodes, is co-editor of African Immigrants and the American Experience: Race, Anti-Black Violence, and the Quest for the American Dream. Born and raised in Western Kenya, he has been widely recognized for his prolific research and scholarship on Africa.