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Alumni Spotlight: Sameer Shafi Warraich '13 Applies 'Think Global, Act Local' to Education in Pakistan
Soon after graduating from Rhodes in 2013 with a major in political economy, Sameer Shafi Warraich moved back to his home country of Pakistan. Warraich calls the years since “nothing short of a rebirth.” Now, he's addressing educational barriers in Pakistan through teaching and helping to develop schools.
Rhodes’ Postgraduate Scholarship Committee is endorsing Avani Alapati, Gracie Collier, and Rachel Fox, all seniors. The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship provides a $30,000 grant for purposeful, independent exploration abroad.
For senior Emily Perry, it was the fulfillment of a lifelong ambition when she spent the fall of 2017 in a small Russian city just north of the Mongolian border, studying Russian literature and economics.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers grants to graduating seniors and graduate students to conduct research, study, and/or teach for one year in more than 140 countries. Recipients are chosen for their academic merit and intellectual potential and must go through an on-campus application process.
Rhodes A and B mock trial teams were crowned champions of the Grand Ole Tournament hosted by Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and Rhodes C and D mock trial teams won in their divisions at the MTSU Invitational in Murfreesboro, TN.
Chemistry research students from Rhodes earned five awards after presenting their work at the Arkansas INBRE Research Conference in Fayetteville, AR, Nov. 2-3. They are Zach Wall ’19, Sarah Helland ’21,Madison Perchik ’19, Rebecca Evans ’19, and Rebeca Roldan ’19.
The No. 25-ranked Rhodes College Men's Cross Country team won the 2018 South/Southeast Regional on Saturday, Nov. 10, winning their second regional title in the program’s history after keeping their No. 1-regional ranking all season.
Students in Professor Dee Garceau’s Historical Documentary Filmmaking class helped write, direct, and edit a short film called A Massacre in Memphis. Their work recently won honors from Southern Shorts Awards.
She is an assistant professor of urban studies and recently received an Early Career Scholar Award. At the conference, she also presented research with Rhodes alumna Abbey Judd ’15.