169th Commencement of Rhodes College

Annual awards were presented at the 169th Commencement Exercises of Rhodes College held May 12 on campus. Lisa R. Hsi was awarded the Peyton Nalle Rhodes Phi Beta Kappa Prize, which is given to the graduating senior who exemplifies the highest qualities of achievement, creativity, and commitment to the liberal arts and sciences. Memphis real estate developer Henry M. Turley Jr. received the Distinguished Service Medal.

The 2018 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards were presented to Hannah M. Hornsey and Andrew H. Nguyen, and posthumously to Bernal E. Smith II ’94, Memphis civic leader and publisher of The New Tri-State Defender. The awards are presented annually to two graduating seniors (one male and one female) and one non-student who have given selflessly to others and the college.

In the slideshow below, enjoy photos from the 2018 Commencement—before, during, and after!

Commencement Highlights