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McKinney Sheds Light on History of the Orpheum Theatre As Part of The Balcony Project

Dr. Charles McKinney, chair of Africana studies and associate professor of history at Rhodes, has contributed a wealth of information to The Balcony Project, which is a new educational exhibition organized by the Orpheum Theatre Group, in partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum.

Distinguished Alumni Awards to Be Presented During Homecoming/Reunion Weekend

Rhodes College’s 2023 alumni awards will be presented during the college’s Homecoming/Reunion Weekend Sept. 29-30. William J. Michaelcheck ’69 will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award and Dr. Wilfreda Lindsey ‘11 is the recipient of this year’s BSA Distinguished Alumni Award.

Patricia Spears Jones ’73 Named New York State Poet

Rhodes alumna Patricia Spears Jones ’73 has been named New York State Poet by the New York State Writers Institute. The award-winning and critically acclaimed poet will serve for two years in the honorary position and receive a $10,000 honorarium.
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