Alumni News


Dear Alumnus/a,

We had a grand Homecoming in October. A fine number of alumni returned for class reunions and they were joined by many others among the Rhodes faithful for the weekend. Th e events throughout the weekend, whether “mainstream” programs for all or reunion celebrations for individual classes, were well attended.

One of the great joys of Homecoming centered upon the recognition of members of the alumni community for service and accomplishments. Family members, friends and classmates celebrated the induction of new members in the Athletic Hall of Fame; the convocation awards— Distinguished Alumnus Award, Young Alumnus of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Rhodes Portrait Series; and the Black Student Association’s Distinguished Alumni Awards.

While photographs of alumni recognized at Homecoming appear with these comments, we do not see the expressions of appreciation, fondness, respect and affection that were conveyed by individuals who provided comments about our honorees.

We are at that point in the cycle of the process where we invite nominations for awards to be presented in fall 2005. If you receive the electronic newsletter each month, you are aware that nominations are requested now. (If you are not receiving this communication, I invite you to send your e-mail address to and ask that you be added.)

Nominations are requested for the following awards:

  • Distinguished Alumnus/a Award
  • Young Alumnus/a of the Year
  • Athletic Hall of Fame
  • BSA Distinguished Alumnus/a Award

If you like, you may enter nominations electronically enter nominations electronically. Or, you may send nominations for all categories to me at the address at the end of this message, and I will see that the nominations are sent to the appropriate recipients for review.
Th e Alumni Executive Board will hold its spring meeting April 1-2. Nominations should be received in the Alumni Relations Offi ce by March 29 in order to receive consideration.

All best wishes from your Alumni Relations Office,

Bud Richey
Alumni Relations Office