A student receiving his diploma at Commencement
In the Classroom and Beyond
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Residential by Design
An intern studying aquatic life at the Memphis Zoo
Scholarship is Curiosity

Dr. Leslie Petty, associate professor and chair of the English department, was named as the director of this year’s American Literature Association Conference. The 29th annual conference was held May 24-27 in San Francisco, CA. 

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They have been analyzing residues from smoking pipes excavated from archaeological sites in Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, and Alabama for year, and they now have published a paper describing their discovery.

Kendall Cunningham ’18 made women's lacrosse history for the Lynx after earning third team All-American honors. Cunningham is also the first women's lacrosse player from the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) to earn All-American status. 

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She comes to Rhodes from Allegheny College in Meadville, Penn., where she served as the director of athletics and recreation for the past six years.

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Fred Garrett, Liz Hvasta, Tim Lucas, and Nikki Moore were recognized with the college’s 2018 Outstanding Staff Awards. The presentations were made May 17 at the annual Service Recognition Brunch.

The New York Times recently featured Memphis in an article about the city’s development in blighted areas. Three of the hot spots featured are owned by Rhodes alumni Taylor Berger '02 and John Planchon '02. 

Rhodes plans events, panels, and observances around the MLK50 anniversary.

We're looking forward to seeing you at Open Rhodes

Watch the the 169th commencement ceremonies at Rhodes.