Four Rhodes employees—Alonzo Longstreet, Jennifer Logan, Tierney Jackson, and Karen Mosley—were recognized with the college’s 2019 Outstanding Staff Awards based on nominations submitted by faculty, staff, and students. The presentations were made May 16 at the annual Service Recognition Brunch.
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Rhodes College Athletics has won the 2019 Southern Athletic Association’s (SAA) Commissioner’s Cup for the second year in a row. It recognizes regular season standings across each institution’s top eight sports per gender.
Kappa Pi, the international art honor society has established a chapter on the Rhodes campus. Founded in 1911, it is open to all college students studying visual art who have achieved certain standards of excellence in the field.
Rhodes College President Marjorie Hass has appointed Dr. Darrell Ray interim vice president for student life, effective July 1, 2019. Ray is an experienced student life professional who previously served as vice president for student affairs at the University of Memphis.
From classical to R&B to hip-hop, André Moore, more commonly known as Dré on campus, is a walking symphony of melodies. For his success during his time at Rhodes, the senior vocal performance major likes to give credit to the professors who have been instrumental in his formation as a singer and a producer.
The portraits of seven graduating seniors will be added to Rhodes’ Hall of Fame, housed on the second floor of Southwestern Hall. They are Aylen Mercado, AnDrea Hargrove, Hamid Shirwany, Rebeca Roldan, Pooja Dave, Zaria Jones, and Ryan Rosenkrantz.
Recording Artist and Minister Kirk Whalum to Deliver Baccalaureate Address, Architect Jane Cady Rathbone to Receive Honorary Degree
The Baccalaureate Service of the 170th Session of Rhodes College will be held on campus May 10, followed by Commencement on May 11. Rev. Kirk Whalum, an award-winning recording artist and an ordained minister, will deliver the Baccalaureate address. Jane Cady Rathbone, a principal of the Hanbury architectural and design firm, will receive the Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree at Commencement.
Rhodes Honors Professors Amy Risley and Michael LaRosa With Clarence Day Awards for Outstanding Teaching and Research
They were recognized at the college’s annual Awards Convocation, held on campus April 26. Prof. Risley of the Department of International Studies, received the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching. Prof. LaRosa of the Department of History, received the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Research and/or Creative Activity.
Matt Dean has been interim director of athletics since October 2018. Over the course of his now 28-year career at Rhodes, he served as head women’s basketball team coach for 15 years, becoming the college’s winningest coach in program history.