Young Alumni Award

Chloe's headshot

Chloe Hakim-Moore '16 is this year’s Young Alumni Award winner! The Young Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna who has not yet reached their 10th reunion and has brought honor to Rhodes College through extraordinary achievement in their profession and community.

Born and raised in Memphis, Chloe is an internationally acclaimed social designer, artist, and humanitarian. After graduating from Rhodes she has worked as a project manager for World Relief, as a design researcher for Little Bird Innovation, and as a Continuous Improvement Specialist where she oversaw the operations of First 8 Memphis for Seeding Success.

In her role at First 8 Memphis, Chloe designed and led the creation of NEXT Memphis, a $30M 3-year pilot program to equitably expand access to high quality early childhood education for all families in Shelby County. Since last November, Chloe has served as the director of NEXT Memphis, an initiative of Porter-Leath.

In recognition of her work, Chloe was named to the Memphis Flyer’s 20 under 30; the Urban Elite Professionals top 40 under 40; and to Forbes Top 30 Under 30 list in Education.


A young alum who has brought honor to Rhodes through extraordinary achievement in their profession and community is recognized with the Young Alumni of the Year Award. The award is presented during Homecoming/Reunion Weekend each October.

Eligibility and Nominations
All alumni who have not yet reached their 10th reunion are eligible for this award, and all Rhodes alumni may nominate deserving candidates. Nominations are invited from any Rhodes alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents or friends of the college. Make your nomination today by filling out the online form on the front page.

Young Alumni of the Year Award Recipients

2014 Dr. Katherine L. Jameson '05

2011 Pamela L. Casey '03

2010 Jane H. Wells ’03

2009 Joel B. Harris ’03

2008 Matthew K. Wilder ’02

2007 James H. Flowers ’00 

         Rachel Wright ’02

2006 Samuel Patrick Thompson ’03

2005 Amanda Grebe Tamburrino ’98

2004 Bryan F. Coker ’95