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Webb Takes Office as President of International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

L. Angela Webb, associate vice president for campus safety at Rhodes College, was sworn in as the president of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators at its annual conference held in New Orleans in June. She will serve a one-year term.

Blankenship Honored for Excellence and Service by National Association of Teachers of Singing

Dr. Carole Blankenship, soprano and professor and chair of music at Rhodes College, has been a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing for 30 years and has served the organization in many roles, including as president. The organization has now launched a fundraising initiative to commemorate its rich history and to name one of three prizes in the classical category of its National Student Auditions in honor of Blankenship.

Rhodes College Receives $50K Grant to Focus on Character Education

Rhodes College has been awarded a one-year Capacity-Building Grant of $50,000 by Wake Forest University’s Educating Character Initiative, thanks to Lilly Endowment Inc. “We truly believe in character education at Rhodes,” said Provost Timothy S. Huebner. “A century ago, President Charles Diehl described the college as an institution ‘vitally concerned with scholarship, but . . . even more concerned with character.’ The work that our faculty will do in the next year has the potential to transform the first-year experience at Rhodes.”
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