National and global news about Rhodes students and alumns. 

Biology Alumna Emma Selner ’18 Publishes Research, Expresses Gratitude for Rhodes Experience

Rhodes biology alumna Emma Selner ’18 has had a manuscript based on her undergraduate research published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Computational and Theoretical Chemistry. The article, titled “The Effects of Ligand Charge, Orientation and Size on the Binding of Potential Inhibitors for Aldehyde Dehydrogenase,” has applications in treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

Allison Bruff ’14 Named a Supreme Court Fellow

Rhodes alumna and Union City, TN, native Allison Bruff ’14 is one of four individuals appointed as a 2020-2021 Supreme Court Fellow, according to an announcement by the Supreme Court Fellows Commission. She was selected as part of a highly competitive national process, culminating with interviews by the Commission in Washington, DC. Each Fellow will serve a one-year term beginning in September 2020.

Mariam Khayata ’22 Named by Phi Beta Kappa as a 2020 Key into Public Service Scholar

Mariam Khayata ’22, an international studies and political science major at Rhodes College, is one of 20 students selected as a Key into Public Service Scholar by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest collegiate honor society. The new scholarship program recognizes students with a demonstrated interest in working in the public sector and a strong academic record in the liberal arts and sciences.

Prof. Shadrack Nasong'o Named Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow

Dr. Shadrack Nasong'o, professor of international studies at Rhodes, is the recipient of a 2020 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. Through the fellowship program, he will spend two months at Egerton University in Kenya to help develop curriculum for a master’s degree program in international relations and diplomacy and to help mentor graduate students and junior faculty in social science research methods and pedagogical strategies.

Margaux Moze ’20 Explores the Economics of the International Wine Trade

It seems only natural that Margaux Moze ’20, whose namesake is a wine produced in the Bordeaux region, would develop an interest in wine. But it was an enduring interest in French culture and a semester abroad in a small town in the south of France that opened her eyes to the world of the international wine trade and the possibility of being a part of that industry.

Rhodes Alum Grant Ramey Recognized for Outstanding Performance on CPA Exam

Grant Ramey, a graduate of Rhodes College with a bachelor’s degree in economics/business (2018) and a master’s degree in accounting (2019), is one of only 137 winners of the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award recently announced by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The award recognizes outstanding performance on the Uniform CPA Examination.

Billboard Names Rhodes College a Top Music Business Program

Music industry publication Billboard named Rhodes College one of the top music business programs in the nation. Rhodes is praised for the Mike Curb Institute for Music’s hands-on curriculum, the relationship between Rhodes and Memphis musicians and recording studios, and the liberal arts foundation given to all students interested in music. These interdisciplinary programs and experiences make it possible for students of any major to participate in creative activity and prepare for possible careers in the music industry.