Alumni News


Photo: Bud Richey

Dear Alumnus/a,

Greetings from the Alumni Relations Office!

This column provides a couple of announcements, makes one request and showcases opportunities through which alumni/ae may become involved in remarkable learning experiences.


Educational Program Opportunities

Through the Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning, we are building a first-class travel program. For 2009, the lineup includes trips to Antarctica, India, Peru and Scotland, with another possibility under development. Remaining trips for this calendar year include Quebec in September and Vienna for New Year’s Eve.

Alumni/ae and parents of students are welcome to join Rhodes to Travel programs. For further information, please call the Meeman Center, 901-843-3965, or visit the target=_blank>“Rhodes to Travel” Web page.

Many Memphis alumni are aware of the fine classes offered through the Meeman Center. A routine check of the course offerings on this same Web site is worth your time.

Over the course of the 2008-09 academic year, Dan Cullen, associate professor of political science, will conduct seminars for alumni/ae in locations where Rhodes Chapters exist. The seminar, “Understanding Justice, Equality and Liberty, or, Why Is the Supreme Court Interpreting the Rules of Professional Golf?” is a two-hour program that will be offered in 15-17 communities.


In the “Save the Date” category, mark your calendars for the following:

  • Homecoming/Reunion Weekend ’08 will be held Oct. 3-5, 2008.
  • The 40th anniversary of the Black Student Association’s founding will be celebrated with an alumni/ae weekend April 17-19, 2009.
  • Recruit students—Summer is a period of high activity for campus visits by rising high school seniors and their families. Anything you can do to speak about your Rhodes experience to friends or family members who are making college decisions will be helpful.
  • Donate frequent flier miles—You can help students take advantage of opportunities to travel to academic conferences, conduct research or study abroad by donating frequent flier miles. Contact the Alumni Relations Office, 901-843-3845, to learn how to help.

By the time you receive this issue of Rhodes magazine, I will have served five years on the staff. Within that span of time, I have now seen an entire cycle of classes returning to campus for their reunions.You have been so good in embracing me as the college’s alumni director. Beyond thanking you for all that you do to help Rhodes advance, I thank you for your support and friendship.

I look forward to beginning the cycle again.

Best regards,

Bud Richey
Associate Vice President and
Director of Alumni Relations

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