Originally hailing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Joey is a recent graduate of Rhodes College. He was initially drawn to Rhodes because he “felt the true warmth of Southern Hospitality at a school that fostered personal growth through the liberal arts.” Joey tried to harness the breadth of a liberal arts degree by double majoring in International Business and Art History. Though the two disciplines rarely overlap, Thibeault states, “It was exciting to find connections between classes in the Business and Art History departments.”
During his time at Rhodes, Joey participated as a fellow with the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies where he was able to flex his creative muscle by interviewing and painting portraits of Memphis natives. His enthusiasm for Rhodes took root while he was a Diplomat, touring parents and students around campus. “I loved seeing everyone’s reaction to our beautiful campus, it made me remember the day I first stepped foot in Rhodes.” Joey also sang with Rhodes Singers, an all-campus chorale, as well as the men’s a cappella group, Woolsocks.
In his spare time, Joey can be found painting, biking around midtown, visiting art galleries on South Main, and at the Brooks Museum of Art in Overton Park.