Tony Eskridge ′20 Receives National Hunger Leadership Award

Rhodes alumnus Tony Eskridge ’20 is the recipient of the inaugural Rising Star Alum Hunger Leadership Award, presented by the Congressional Hunger Center in June in Washington, D.C. While at Rhodes, he won an Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, which provides leadership development opportunities for motivated individuals who wish to make a difference in eliminating hunger and poverty.

With a World of Choices, Landon Fulton Chooses Rhodes

The best learning opportunities are not measured by miles. That’s why Memphis-area resident Landon Fulton ’27 chose to get a world-class liberal arts education right at home at Rhodes College. And his decision was made after having been accepted to 31 colleges across the country and being offered more than $1 million in scholarships.

Bradley Returns to Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies as Scholar-in-Residence

Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies has welcomed Dr. Regina N. Bradley, associate professor of English and African diaspora studies at Kennesaw State University, as its scholar-in-residence to engage with its fellows conducting research this summer based on questions they have about Memphis and the Mid-South area. A prominent public voice and leading scholar on contemporary Southern Black life and hip-hop culture, Bradley is no stranger to Rhodes, having given various presentations on campus since 2014.

Coonin Leads Seminar on Connecting Renaissance Art to Diverse Audiences

Professor Victor Coonin, who specializes in the field of Renaissance art, is leading a seminar for the Council of Independent Colleges titled “Power and Absence: Connecting Renaissance Art to Diverse Audiences.” Participants were selected by competitive nomination, and the seminar includes special access to collections of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, National Civil Rights Museum, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens.

Music Alum Rene Orth ’07 Wins National Award, Continues Wave of Successes with Compositions

Earlier this year, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) announced music alumna Rene Orth ’07 as the winner of the 2023 NATS Art Song Composition Award for her song cycle “Weave Me a Name.” The world premiere recording of the work was featured on the 2023 album Force of Nature, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Albums chart. The composer also has experienced a number of successes.

Hotard Selected for 2023-24 CUPA-HR Ignite Program Cohort

Mariah Hotard, manager of talent acquisition and development at Rhodes College, has been selected to participate in the 2023-24 CUPA-HR Ignite program, a 12-month leadership development experience designed for early career higher education human resources professionals.