Presenting Mr. and Ms. Rhodes

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Publication Date: 10/29/2009


The student body of Rhodes College selected Joel Iwaskiewicz ’10 and Amanda Law ’10 as this year’s Mr. and Ms. Rhodes. They were recognized at halftime of the homecoming football game on October 24.

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Iwaskiewicz is an English major from Nashua, N.H. A 2006 graduate of Nashua High School South, Iwaskiewicz sings with the Tuesday Fellowship worship team and the Woolsocks, Rhodes’ male a cappella group. As a Bonner Scholar, he works with several local ministries that reach out to the homeless and formerly homeless populations in Memphis. He has also volunteered in Reynosa, Mexico, with the Tex-Mex Border Ministry, an alternative spring break trip.

Last spring, Iwaskiewicz traveled to the Czech Republic where he spent a semester studying literature and film in Prague.  He currently works as an English Department Writing Fellow and serves on the steering committee for this year’s alternative spring break trip to Costa Rica.  Iwaskiewicz is a member of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society as well as the Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa leadership societies.  He was previously selected as Omicron Delta Kappa Sophomore Man of the Year.

Iwaskiewicz is the son of Philip and Diane Iwaskiewicz.  After graduation, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in English literature.

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Law is a religious studies major and education minor from Memphis. A 2006 graduate of White Station High School, Law serves as vice president of the Mortar Board leadership society and is a member of Theta Alpha Kappa Religious Studies Honor Society. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and is the vice president of chapter development. Law, having previously served as a Kinney Program coordinator for mentoring and education for two years, is now a moderator for the program. She is a Bonner Service Scholar, a Rhodes College Diplomat for the Department of Admissions, and co-president of the Community of Rhodes Episcopalians.

Last fall, Law studied in Aberdeen, Scotland, where she also volunteered with the Salvation Army. She also has participated in the Rhodes Service Maymester in Belize and Ecuador and the Tex-Mex alternative spring break mission trip. In addition, Law currently serves on the steering committee for the alternative spring break trip to Costa Rica.

Law is the daughter of David and Cynthia Law. After graduation, she plans to participate in a service-based internship.


(information compiled by Rhodes Student Associate Brianna McCullough ′10)