Summer 2019

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three students hold up mock trial trophies

Rhodes College Mock Trial once again set records at the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament. 


MaryKay Carlson speaking at an podium

Wrapping up three years as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in India, MaryKay Carlson ’81 talked with us about her time in #IncredibleIndia (she’s also worked in Kenya, Mozambique, Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Ukraine, and India) and where she's headed next. 

a collage of art works

As Memphis celebrates its bicentennial, William (Bill) Davidson '62 and Grayson Burke '21 document–each in their own way–how far our city on the Mississippi River bluffs has come.

the computer science graduating class of 2019

In 2019, the Department of Computer Science had 42 graduating seniors—nearly double the 22 seniors who graduated with computer science degrees in 2018. Here's why computer science is the most rapidly expanding department at Rhodes. Bonus: some don't-miss video of students' end-of-year projects in virtual reality and robotics. 

DJ Coker and Ali Hamilton holding their Gay awards

Rhodes won the SAA Commissioner's Cup for the second year in a row, racking up six championships, four SAA tournament championships, and having representation at the NCAA level from 10 teams.

split screen of two Rhodes students

Khiem Nguyen ’22 and Mildred Vazquez ’21 spent their Summer Service Fellowships working with the Refugee Empowerment Program, which assists the refugee and immigrant population of Memphis through education, advocacy, and support programs. They were drawn to REP because of their personal experiences, but Rhodes' relationship with the program goes back many years.

Bonus: video of Kheim and Mildred at REP.

President Hass hands a diploma to a graduating senior

Annual awards were presented at the 170th Commencement Exercises of Rhodes College, held May 11 on campus. Learn more about the award winners (and look for yourself in our slideshow of the graduation ceremony!)

a male and female professor in academic robes, holding awards

Prof. Risley of the Department of International Studies received the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching; Prof. LaRosa of the Department of History received the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Research and/or Creative Activity.

Bonus: video of the Awards Convocation