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Happy Birthday, Dr. Rhodes!

Publication Date: 1/27/2012


Today (Jan. 27), the Society of Physics Students and the Department of Physics will host a party celebrating the  birthday of Dr. Peyton Nalle Rhodes, namesake of the college who was a professor of physics. The campus community is invited to the festivities beginning at 4 p.m. in Rhodes Tower 226.

Rhodes was born on Jan. 29, 1900 and would have been 112 this year.

The celebration will include games, cake and a touch of history for all to enjoy.

Peyton Nalle Rhodes in his laboratory coat, circa 1930

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences. It 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.



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Sarah Wayland January 27, 2012

Dr Rhodes grew up with my grandfather in Crozet, VA and was in his wedding. When I was a prospective student at Rhodes, my father stayed with him while I stayed in the dorm. He was a lovely man and always said that the college would not have been named for him if his last name had been Raspberry!

Sarah Wayland, class of 1988