Rhodes College to Award Honorary Degrees to Veteran Stax Records and AutoZone Executives

Deanie Parker and William C. Rhodes III will receive honorary degrees at the 175th Commencement of Rhodes College on May 11. Rhodes is former president and chief executive officer of AutoZone, where he continues to serve as executive chairman of the board. Parker, who received two Grammy Awards this year, was publicist of legendary Stax Records and the first president and CEO of the Soulsville Foundation.

Making Your Major Your Own: Mehn Tala Norm's Interdisciplinary Academic Journey

At Rhodes, Mehn Tal Norm '24 found the flexibility to customize his coursework to suit his academic vision. Not only is he minoring in both Chinese and economics, he has also worked with faculty across departments to make his international studies major more interdisciplinary and studied abroad to get hands-on experience in the field.

Rhodes Students Present Research at National Mathematics Conference

Four Rhodes students—Parth Sinojia, Samuel Lippe, Shayla Garrison, and Lauren Surratt—presented research at the 26th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education held recently in Omaha, NE. Prof. Erika David Parr accompanied the group and also presented at the conference, which had more than 300 in-person and 100 virtual attendees.

New Rhodes Campus Walking Trail Opens

The walking trail, a culmination of RSG president Claire Kiernan’s months-long collaboration with Physical Plant and the President’s Office, begins at the entrance to Fisher Garden and highlights many of the campus' lesser-known places of interest.

Rhodes Senior Sarah Kate Childs Racks Up Law School Scholarships

Rhodes senior Sarah Kate Childs has been accepted to seven law schools—Harvard University, Duke University, University of Virginia, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University, and Washington University in St. Louis. In addition, she has received almost $900,000 in scholarship offers.

Molly Hirner ’25 Wins Fulbright Canada-Mitacs Globalink Research Internship

Molly Hirner, a Rhodes College junior pursuing a major in economics and mathematics, has been selected to receive the Fulbright Canada-Mitacs Globalink Research Internship, which is intended for U.S. students to undertake advanced research projects in their area of interest for 10 to 12 weeks at a top Canadian university.

Stoddard Becomes Member of Prestigious Interdisciplinary Scientific Honor Society

Dr. Shana Stoddard, associate professor of chemistry at Rhodes, was nominated and has accepted membership into the interdisciplinary scientific honor society Sigma Xi. Membership is extended to scientists who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and have shown noteworthy achievements evidenced through scientific publications.

Rhodes Mock Trial Wins Regionals, Set to Compete in National Championship Qualifier

American Mock Trial Association teams across the country have been competing in a series of regional tournaments to qualify for the opening round of the championship series, hoping to make it to the nationals in April. Rhodes B mock trial team took first place, and Rhodes A took second place after competing in the regional tournament held Feb. 23-25 in Norman, OK.