Rhodes Graduate Selected for Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship


Publication Date: 6/9/2008

Rhodes graduate Andrew Thomas Greer has been selected to receive a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship for 2008-2009. Greer, who is from Germantown, Tenn., received an M.A. degree in accounting from Rhodes in May.  He also holds a B.A. degree in international studies and political science from Rhodes.

With the Rotary scholarship, Greer plans to study intercultural management and business ethics while completing the Master in International Business program at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France. Dr. Michael LaRosa, associate professor of history at Rhodes, was his scholarship advisor.

Since 1947, nearly 38,000 participants from 100 nations have studied abroad as part of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program. Scholars give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups in the host country, and upon returning home, share with Rotarians and others their experiences that have led to a greater understanding of the country.

As an undergraduate, Greer served as president of Rhodes Student Government and spearheaded plans for the renovation of the Lynx Lair on campus. He also served as philanthropy chair for the Rhodes chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. For his distinguished service at Rhodes, he received the 2007 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.

Greer is the son of Debbie and Ray Greer.