Claire Revels Shapiro, chief human resources officer at Rhodes College, was among the nominees for the 2022 HR Excellence Awards presented by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)-Memphis Nov. 15.
Clary to Step Down After 44 Years With Rhodes College Athletics
Mike Clary, head women’s golf coach at Rhodes College, will retire in May 2023 upon completion of his 44th year on the Rhodes athletic staff. He is the longest serving staff member in Rhodes athletic history.
November 09, 2022
Coalition of Orange Mound Community Organizations and Rhodes College Recognized for Neighborhood Revitalization Plan
At the annual Fall Conference of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Mound Up! Neighborhood Revitalization Plan was recognized with the Outstanding Student Project award. It will be featured at the national level on the American Planning Association blog.
November 02, 2022
Rhodes College Recognizes 2022 Distinguished Alumni
Rhodes College’s 2022 alumni awards were presented during the college’s Homecoming/Reunion Weekend Oct. 28-29. Dr. Russell T. Wigginton Jr. ’88 received the Distinguished Alumni Award, Brad Hensley ’12 the Young Alumni Award, and Kathy Moore Cowan ’78 the Black Student Association Distinguished Alumni Award.
October 31, 2022
Vaniel Simmons Launches Research to Preserve and Illuminate LGBTQ+ History at Rhodes
The ongoing project will be housed in the college's archives and combines archival research with new oral histories of alums to capture the stories and history of the LGBTQ+ community at Rhodes.
October 28, 2022
Prof. Earl Wright II Honored for Work in Sociology at Recent Conferences
He was awarded the Thomas C. Calhoun Excellence in Mentoring Award at the Mid-South Sociological Association’s 48th Annual Meeting held in Nashville, and his work the featured topic of the “Author Meets Legacy” session at the 52nd Annual Conference of the Association of Black Sociologists held in Chicago.
October 25, 2022
Sixteen from Rhodes College to Compete for 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for English teaching assistantships as well as for individually designed study/research projects abroad. Winners will be announced throughout Spring 2023.
October 24, 2022
Prof. David Rupke Part of International Group Making First Galactic Discoveries with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
Dr. David Rupke, associate professor of physics at Rhodes College, is software lead and member of an international collaboration of astronomers and astrophysicists studying distant quasars with NASA’s new flagship observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope. The European Space Agency has announced a surprising discovery made by the scientists using the telescope.
October 20, 2022
Rhodes Team Tracking Satellites with Campus Ground Station, Preparing for NASA Launch of Their RHOK-SAT
In 2021, a Rhodes College team learned that a proposal for a four-inch cube satellite of their own design was accepted to be flown aboard a NASA-sponsored rocket. Now the team is getting the satellite ready for launch into space by late 2024, and they have been practicing how they will communicate with it using a ground station built on campus.
October 19, 2022
Individuals from Rhodes to Have Works Shown at Indie Memphis Film Festival
Dr. Joy Brooke Fairfield, assistant professor of media studies, Yifei “Yash” Zhang ’21, and Janay Kelley ’24 will have their works featured at the 54th Indie Memphis Film Festival to be held Oct. 19-24.
October 13, 2022