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Mr. and Ms. Rhodes Both Hail From Little Rock

Publication Date: 11/5/2010

The student body of Rhodes College selected Matthew McCulloch ’11 and Amy Bower ’11 as this year’s Mr. and Ms. Rhodes. They were recognized during halftime of the recent homecoming football game.


McCulloch is a neuroscience major from Little Rock, Ark. A 2007 graduate of Little Rock Christian Academy, McCulloch is the president of Rhodes Student Government (RSG) and serves as a member of the Rhodes Student Lecture Board. As a junior, he served as a class senator and Campus Outreach Committee Chair for RSG.  Currently, he is a student-elected member of the Rhodes Board of Trustees. McCulloch serves on the leadership team for Reformed University Fellowship and has traveled with the group on two spring break relief work trips to New Orleans. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership fraternity, Beta Beta Beta Biological Sciences national honor society, Mortar Board national honor society and Sigma Nu fraternity.

For two summers and throughout his junior year, McCulloch completed a Rhodes St. Jude Summer Plus fellowship doing research on neurodegenerative diseases in the Developmental Neurobiology Department of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He recently was designated a Rhodes Fellow, one of an increasing number of undergraduate students who engage in research with faculty mentors.

McCulloch is the son of Robert and Sue Ann McCulloch. After graduation, he plans to take a year either to work at a hospital in Memphis or attend seminary before entering medical school.


Bower is an art history major and archaeology minor, also from Little Rock. A 2007 graduate of Parkview Magnet High School, Bower is the current president of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and has served as Campus Programming Chair and Publicity Chair for the Rhodes Activities Board. Bower is a member of the Rho Lambda and Order of Omega honor societies, and has served on the executive board for Up ’til Dawn, a fundraising organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She has been a member of both the RedHotz dance team and the Rhodekill Ultimate Frisbee team all four years of college and serves as a Peer Assistant for freshman orientation.

Last summer, Bower traveled to Italy, where she completed an internship with the Via Consolare Project in Pompei. She previously has worked with the Rhodes Archaeology Field School as a student and unit leader and was a Research Fellow with the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies.

Bower is the daughter of Charles and Mary Bower. After graduation, she plans to take a year off to study German and Italian before going to graduate school for art history.

(information compiled by Rhodes Student Associate Lucy Kellison ′13)



Tags: Campus Life, Honors, Students


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