News and information about the Rhodes campus experience.

Rhodes Awards Honorary Degree to Carole Pearson Troutt

The Rhodes Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that the honorary Doctorate of Humanities will be awarded to Carole Pearson Troutt. Her partnership with Rhodes began in 1999 when she made the move to Memphis with the newly named president William E. Troutt. Carole Troutt also has a special relationship to the Class of 2020 as it was the last class to arrive during her tenure at the college.

Profs. Maddox and Rupke Win 2020 Clarence Day Awards

Each year, Rhodes honors two faculty members with the  Clarence Day Awards for Outstanding Teaching and for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity, two of the College’s highest honors for its faculty. This year's winners are Drs. David Rupke and Geoff Maddox.

Rhodes College to Celebrate Class of 2020 Virtually

The Rhodes community will honor our graduating seniors on Saturday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. CDT, the date on which this year’s commencement ceremony was originally planned. The graduating class was surveyed and overwhelmingly agreed that the seniors prefer the traditional commencement ceremony be saved for when it could be held on campus. An in-person ceremony where names will be read, and graduates hooded will be held at a later date.

Seven Seniors Inducted Into Rhodes’ Hall of Fame

Seven seniors’ portraits will be added to Rhodes’ Hall of Fame, housed on the second floor of Southwestern Hall. They are Abbey Bako, Dorian Canales, Katie Clark, Adam Cruthirds, Tony Eskridge, Annie Ouyang, and Jackie Paiz. Selection to the Hall of Fame, established in 1931, is based on individual merit, leadership in student activities, service to others, and overall contributions to the campus community. Honorees are chosen by their peers.

History Department and Honor Society Produces Annual Student-Edited Research Journal

The Rhodes Historical Review is published annually by the Rhodes chapter of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society and the Department of History. Editors Sarah Eiland ’20 and Joe Angelillo ’20 selected the essays for this year’s issue—Volume 22—featuring Grace Files ’21, Nicholas Langford ’20, Matthew Broussard ’20, and Gary Whittaker ’20.

Looking for the Next Harry Potter: Madeleine Wright ’21 Interns with Storm Literary Agency

English major Madeleine Wright ’21 is one of the Rhodes students who’s been able to continue their internship despite the disruption COVID-19 has had on so many organizations. In fact, the Davidson, NC, native has been working remotely since fall 2019 as one of the few undergraduate students on staff for Storm Literary Agency in Mound, MN, which specializes in quality children’s literature and young adult fiction ranging from dystopian novels to fantasy.

Students Presented Academic Awards for 2019-2020

Provost Milton Moreland presented this year’s academic department and program awards virtually for the 171st Student Awards Convocation on May 1. The awards were streamed live on Rhodes.edu and Facebook.

Rhodes’ Phi Beta Kappa Chapter to Induct New Members

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is America’s oldest collegiate honor society. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding liberal arts students at America’s leading colleges and universities. Fewer than one percent of U.S. college graduates are eligible.