Ryan Carroll ’12 Helps Inmates Get GED

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Rhodes College aspires to graduate students with a life-long 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.—The Rhodes Vision

About a year and a half ago, math alumnus Ryan Carroll ’12 decided he wanted to teach  inmates housed in downtown Memphis at 201 Poplar Avenue. “He called up here and just wanted to come and volunteer teaching some of the men here,” says Jacob Shock, director of Hopeworks, in an interview with WHBQ/FOX-TV. As a result of the program, seven men received their GED diplomas on Sept. 30. View more

While at Rhodes, Carroll was a Goldwater Scholar.