Students Recognize Outstanding Contributions To Rhodes Community At Campus Life Awards

At the annual Campus Life Awards ceremony on April 23 hosted by the Rhodes Student Government, members of the Rhodes community were recognized for their excellent level of commitment and passion in their respective areas of campus involvement. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

Rhodes Student Government 
Outstanding Staff Member-Jimmy Cox of Aramark 
Outstanding Faculty Member-Dr. Kendra Hotz 
Outstanding Administrator (s) Award-Regina Simmons and Jay Brooksby 
The Jacob Abraham Award-Sallie Handley 
Matthew Sean Jones Award-Sarah Bacot

Residence Life 
Female RA of the Year-Abbey Judd 
Male RA of the Year-Chad Bohls 
Campus Safety Officer of the Year-Eddie Dowdy 
Loretta Watkins Outstanding Housekeeper Award-Tamela Mull

Honor Societies 
Mortar Board Sophomore Woman of the Year-Abbey Judd 
Omicron Delta KappaSophomore Man of the Year-Chigozie Emelue 
Mortar Board Faculty/Staff Award (presented posthumously)-Dr. Rosanna Cappellato

Kinney Program 
Estelle R. Cone Award-Kelsie Cox 
Vision Award-Jenelle Francis 
Mountaintop Civic Engagement Award-Dorothy Svgdik

Kinney Service Awards for: 
Environmental Programs-Alix Matthews and Mary DuBose 
Hunger & Homelessness-Jenna Sullivan 
Hospitals & Healthcare-Carol Elsakr 
Special Services-Julia Scales 
Animal Services-Haia Kim 
The Arts-Hannah Lewellen 
GLBT Advocacy-Leah Ford 
Faith Based Services-Jess Wilder 
Women’s Services-Jazlyn Phelps 
Mentoring & Education-Sarah Delph

Kinney Leadership in Service Awards: 
Catherine Carlile 
Holly McGlown 
Camilla Taufic 
Allie Elozory 
Meagan Keller-Fowler

Student Leadership 
BSA Spirit Award-Shane Watson 
Honor Council Outstanding Member Award-Chloé Smith 
Social Regulations Council Outstanding Member of the Year-Oliver Haynes 
Rhodes Activity Board Outstanding Member of the Year-Buckley Willis

Greek Organizations 
NPHC Fraternity of the Year-Alpha Phi Alpha 
NPHC Sorority of the Year-Alpha Kappa Alpha 
NPHC Man of the Year- Chris Perkins of Alpha Phi Alpha 
NPHC Woman of the Year-Omolola Ajayi of Sigma Gamma Rho 
Sorority of the Year-Alpha Omicron Pi 
Fraternity of the Year- Pi Kappa Alpha 
Greek Woman of the Year-Caroline Ponseti of Kappa Delta 
Greek Man of the Year- Rikeen Patel of Sigma Nu

Student Employment 
Student Employee of the Year Award-Piper Carroll 
Rhodes Student Associate of the Year Award-Darren Thomas 
Supervisor of the Year Award-Kim Prestridge


At the Campus Life Awards, the following newly-elected student representatives were recognized. These students will play an important role in the next academic year.

President-elect of the Social Regulations Council- Alexa Cline 
President-elect of the Honor Council- Alyssa Harris 
President-elect of RAB- Julia Fawal 
President-elect of Rhodes Student Government- Sallie Handley 
President-elect of Rhodes Lecture Board-Anna Lockhart

The program concluded with the announcement by President William E. Troutt of the graduating seniors whose photos will be added to the Rhodes Hall of Fame which was established in 1931 and is housed on the second floor of Palmer Hall. Selection to the Hall of Fame is made confidentially by selected student leaders and based on individual merit, leadership in student activities, service to others, and overall contributions to the campus community. It is considered one of the highest honors that can come to a student. The following students who will be added to the Rhodes Hall of Fame:

Janelle Adams 
Sarah Bacot 
Catherine Carlile 
Jasmine Gilstrap 
Matt Jehl 
Colleen Parrish 
Darren Thomas