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“The city of Memphis is known for the generosity of our citizens. Memphians take pride in our city and share a strong sense of community. This is what my vision of ‘One Memphis’ has always been about—people working together, growing together to make our whole city stronger, safer and better for all. Rhodes College has been a fantastic partner in this work through its numerous contributions of time and energy to so many worthwhile local charities and civic causes. The administration, faculty and students of Rhodes share my conviction that we will make our great city even greater as more and more people invest in themselves and in each other. I am so grateful for all that they do in our community.”
A C Wharton, Jr., Mayor

“Although most of Rhodes’ students come from outside Tennessee, they participate in all walks of Memphis life—from the city’s public schools to its civic organizations and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More than 80 percent of the students serve the community through the college’s inspiring Kinney Program. Memphis is fortunate to have Rhodes—and Rhodes is fortunate to call Memphis ‘home.’”
Senator Lamar Alexander

“Having Rhodes students at St. Jude adds to the energy and intellect of our campus, and has become an important part of the discovery engine that helps accelerate our progress. For many of these students, their time at St. Jude exposes them to a career path that they may not have otherwise discovered. When that happens, it means their impact on science and medicine is just beginning, and it is really exciting for our faculty to be part of those moments as well!”
Dr. William Evans, Director and CEO
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

“The Memphis Zoo benefits from the talents, enthusiasm and intellect of the Rhodes College students who perform studies on our living collection and participate in our education programs and our conservation and research efforts. Hopefully, the zoo experience influences career choices and conservation philosophies.”
Dr. Chuck Brady
President and CEO, The Memphis Zoo