Plenty of Homecoming Events Planned and Alumni Awards to be Presented


Publication Date: 10/2/2008

Rhodes College, founded in 1848 and located in Memphis, TN since 1925, will celebrate Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2008, October 3-4.

An unveiling of a portrait of Professor Emeritus Richard Wood will be held during a reception Friday, Oct. 3, from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Crain Reception Hall of the Bryan Campus Life Center. Wood, who resides in Memphis, graduated from Rhodes in 1948, returned as a professor in the English Department in the 1970s and retired in 1988.

All alumni are encouraged to remain for the Homecoming Reception which begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom adjacent to the Crain Reception Hall.

On Saturday, Oct. 4, the local community is invited to help fill the stands for the homecoming football game at Fargason Field (on campus). Admission is free. The Rhodes Lynx will take on Washington University beginning at 2 p.m.

At half-time, winners of the Mr. and Ms. Rhodes election will be announced and the 2008 inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame recognized. They are Steve Becton ’88 of Memphis, TN; Bob Jackson ’56 of Chatham, NJ; Mark Wendel ’81 of McLean, VA; Amy Culpepper Bull ’91 of Collierville, TN; Meredith Taylor Tarver ’98 of Washington, DC; and the 1977 Lynx Football Team.

Award winners who will be recognized at homecoming festivities include:

• Distinguished Alumnus Award: Robert S. Edington ’50 of Mobile, AL
• Volunteer of the Year: John B. Maxwell ’57 of Memphis, TN
• Young Alumnus of the Year: Matthew K. Wilder ’02 of Falls Church, VA
• Black Student Association Distinguished Alumna: Vicki Gilmore Palmer ’75 of Atlanta, GA
• Outstanding Service Citations: Benjamin D. Chastain ’03 of Atlanta, GA; Trish Puryear Crist ’90 of Nashville, TN; and Viktoria A.D. Ziebarth ’97 of Chicago, IL

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