Rhodes Senior Selected As a British Council Student Ambassador

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Publication Date: 9/20/2006


Bailey Morrison, a senior at Rhodes College, is one of 69 university students nationwide selected to participate in the British Council USA’s prestigious Student Ambassador Program. As an ambassador, Morrison will help to promote educational and cultural opportunities in the United Kingdom.

Selection is based on advisor recommendations and a demonstrated enthusiasm for overseas study experience. To be eligible for the program, students must have already studied at a university in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and currently be enrolled in a U.S. institution.

For the spring 2006 semester, Morrison enrolled in courses on gender studies, modern art, and the history of medical arts in the Middle Ages at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. “Living abroad helped me feel capable of making an independent life anywhere I please,” she says.

Morrison will carry out her duties as ambassador during the 2006-2007 school year by coordinating events and programs on the Rhodes campus that promote awareness of educational and cultural opportunities in the United Kingdom. Morrison is an English major and a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society. She also has served on the Search Advisory Council and was a member of the Rhodes Outdoor Organization.

A native of Birmingham, Ala., Morrison is a 2003 graduate of Vestavia Hills High School. She is the daughter of Donald and Carol Ann Morrison of Birmingham, Ala.