Rhodes College to Celebrate Class of 2020 Virtually

Stone building with tree branches in foreground

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.

Led by the commencement committee, the college has arranged a special virtual tribute to the senior class as a way to mark the occasion. The celebration will include remarks from President Marjorie Hass and Provost Milton Moreland and feature the voices of students and faculty.

The celebration will be streamed live on the official Rhodes College Facebook and Rhodes.edu. Degrees will be conferred on May 16 and mailed the following week.

Thank you to the commencement committee:

Alex Scramkowski ’20

Taylor Bass ’20

Amanda Salazar ’20

Maggie Palopoli ’20

Anne Cribb ’20

Kynnedy Tuggle ’20

Brianna Betton ’20

Jackson Griffey ’20

Ben Griffith ’20

Adam Cruthirds ’20

Jose Pastrana ’20

Loretta Jackson-Hayes, faculty marshal

Leslie Petty, faculty marshal

Carole Blankenship ’85, faculty marshal

Eric Gottlieb, faculty marshal

SuJan Dan, faculty marshal

Jenna Goodloe Wade

Nikki Moore

Kim Bennett P ’15 P ’19

Tracy Patterson ’84

Mel Richey