Campus Gets Ready for Homecoming

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Publication Date: 10/21/2009


In the photo is the bell brought to Memphis in 1925 when the college moved from Clarksville, Tenn.

Rhodes College, founded in 1848 and located in Memphis, Tenn., since 1925, will celebrate Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2009 on October 23-24.

This year’s homecoming reception will honor President and Mrs. William E. Troutt in celebration of 10 years of service at Rhodes. Alumni are encouraged to attend the event beginning at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, the local community is invited to help fill the stands for the homecoming football game at Fargason Field (on campus). Admission is free. The Rhodes Lynx will take on Austin College beginning at 2 p.m. At half-time, winners of the Mr. and Ms. Rhodes election will be announced and the 2009 inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame recognized.

They are Johnny Moore ’88 of Memphis, Tenn.; Rickman Brown ’77 of Atlanta, Ga.; Lisa Gilchrist Mischke ’81 of Germantown, Tenn.; Jim Elgin ’86 of Hoover, Ala., Judd Williford ’50 of Memphis, Tenn.;  Bobby Rose ’57 of Memphis, Tenn.; Billy Young of Memphis, Tenn., and Bill Maybry ’42 (posthumous). 

Award winners who will be recognized at homecoming festivities include:

  • Distinguished Alumna Award-Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg ’62 of Memphis, Tenn.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award-Dr. Raymond E. Bye, Jr. ’66 of Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Young Alumnus of the Year-Joel B. Harris ’03 of San Antonio, Texas
  • Outstanding Service Award-Peter and Linda Tufton (parents) of New Orleans, La.

Rhodes College aspires to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world.

For more information about homecoming can contact the Alumni Office at 901-843-3845.

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