Four Juniors Vie for National Truman Scholarship

Rhodes College juniors Anna Yates, Maya Khalife-Hamdan, Stuart Keen, and William Courtney are competing for the 2024 Truman Scholarship, a national, competitive, merit-based award offered to students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for a career in government, the nonprofit sector, or public service. It provides up to $30,000 to be applied toward graduate school.

Collaboration Strikes the Right Note for Harry Dircks ’24

Harry Dircks ’24 has spent the past four years bringing music to Rhodes through the Mike Curb Institute for Music and spreading Rhodes’ music and values worldwide with the Rhodes Singers. An English major, he has maintained an interdisciplinary focus that led to an internship at an international company and plans to pursue a career in marketing.

Brandon Washington ’26 Receives SPARK Award for Advocating for Youth in Foster Care

Brandon Washington ’26, who is majoring in Russian and international studies, is the recipient of a SPARK Award which honors an individual who is “igniting change and making a positive impact in the Greater Memphis community.” His experiences in the foster care system have led him to become an advocate for youth who are aging out of foster care and need housing, life skill classes, and other support to achieve their goals.

Three Compete for 2024 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Three Rhodes College seniors are competing for the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which provides a $40,000 grant for purposeful, independent exploration abroad. They are Julia Blackmon, Khulan Erdenechimeg, and Sam Frank. If selected, fellows execute their conceived projects by traveling outside the United States for one year.

Henriksen Selected for American Examples Program Focusing on Religious Studies

Dr. Beck Henriksen, visiting assistant professor of religious studies, has been selected as a participant of the 2024 American Examples program funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. The program is designed for scholars who are early in their careers and who study religion from a variety of disciplines to work collaboratively.

Huebner Named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Rhodes College President Jennifer Collins announced today that Dr. Timothy Huebner has been selected as provost and vice president for academic affairs. He served as associate provost July 2019 to July 2023, and he will assume his new role Jan. 2, 2024.