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Nation’s 24th U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limòn to Speak on Campus

Ada Limòn, the 24th United States Poet Laureate, will read from her poetry as part of the annual Jack D. Farris Visiting Writers Series at Rhodes College on Thursday, Feb. 23. Free and open to the public, the event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus and will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Rhodes College Establishes New Endowment with $1 Million Gift

Rhodes College has established a $1 million endowment thanks to the generosity of Patricia and Charles Robertson, Jr. The Charles and Patricia Robertson Biology Faculty Research Fund will provide $50,000 annually to the Department of Biology to fund new and ongoing faculty-led research projects.

Henager Selected as an Associated Colleges of the South Mellon Academic Leadership Fellow

The Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) has announced that Dr. Eric Henager, associate professor of Spanish at Rhodes College, is one of 10 academic leadership fellows, following a competitive selection process among ACS member institutions. The ACS Mellon Academic Leadership Fellows program, supported by a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is aimed at providing leadership experiences to a diverse cohort of humanities faculty members, thereby expanding the demographics of academic administrations at ACS colleges and eventually beyond.

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.