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Rhodes Honors Professors Charles McKinney and Marsha Walton With Clarence Day Awards for Outstanding Teaching and Research

Dr. Charles McKinney, the Neville Frierson Bryan Chair of Africana Studies and an associate professor of history, received the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching. Dr. Marsha Walton, a professor of psychology, received the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Research.

2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards: Grady Vaughan ’18 to Teach in Kazakhstan

The Rhodes senior is pursuing a double major in international studies and Russian studies. “While in Kazakhstan, I will further examine how this Central Asian republic, with two official languages, intends to implement English language programs as part of its ambitious development goals,” he says.

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Rhodes Awards Honorary Degree to Civil Rights Activist Rev. James Lawson

While in Memphis for MLK50 events, Rev. Lawson spoke to a packed room in Rhodes’ Briggs Hall on April 5 about the history and changes of the country as well as the continued need for social justice. The Rhodes Board of Trustees earlier this year voted to confer the degree, and a brief ceremony took place prior to the talk.


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