The Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) has announced that Dr. Eric Henager, associate professor of Spanish at Rhodes College, is one of 10 academic leadership fellows, following a competitive selection process among ACS member institutions. The ACS Mellon Academic Leadership Fellows program, supported by a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is aimed at providing leadership experiences to a diverse cohort of humanities faculty members, thereby expanding the demographics of academic administrations at ACS colleges and eventually beyond.
Dr. Francisco O. “Frank” Mora recently was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States. He served on the Rhodes College faculty from 1994 to 2004.
Mia-Miracle Craig, Sam Frank, Claire Kiernan, and Vaniel Simmons are competing for the 2023 Truman Scholarship, a national competitive, merit-based award offered to students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for a career in government, the non-profit sector, or public service. It provides up to $30,000 to be applied toward graduate school.
Three Rhodes students accompanied Dr. Kenny Morrell to Caesarea, Israel, for the archaeological opportunity of a lifetime: the Caesarea City and Port Exploration Maymester.
Kathleen Cutting ’23, Khanh Ton ’23, and Max Dixon ’23 made presentations at the Memphis Area Geographic Information Council’s (MAGIC) annual Geospatial Conference held recently.
A $2 million gift from the estate of Dr. Frances Elaine Donelson ’59 will endow a new chair and fellowship program in the Department of Psychology at Rhodes College.