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.
The guide recognizes the college for strong programs in economics, English, international studies, history, chemistry, business, biology, and psychology, as well as educational opportunities beyond campus through internships, fellowships, and study abroad programs.
July 11, 2023
After the spring semester ends, many Rhodes students join their peers and faculty across the globe in college-sponsored intensive courses combining academics with adventure and enrichment. This year’s lineup was unique, including three distinct courses on the continent of Africa in Namibia, Togo, Johannesburg, and Cape Town.
July 10, 2023
Rhodes College Receives $800K from Mellon Foundation to Establish Institute for Race and Social Transformation
Rhodes College is receiving an $800,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to establish the Institute for Race and Social Transformation (iRaST). The institute will serve as an intellectual hub for research and curricular development focusing on racial equity, discrimination, and justice in Memphis and the Mid-South region.
June 30, 2023
Click here to view the Rhodes College statement regarding the Supreme Court's recent decision on college admissions.
June 29, 2023
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.
June 23, 2023
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.
June 23, 2023
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.
June 22, 2023
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.
June 13, 2023
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.
June 05, 2023