Rhodes also made the guide’s listings of small colleges and universities strong in international studies and in business.
She comes to Rhodes from Allegheny College in Meadville, Penn., where she served as the director of athletics and recreation for the past six years.
She recently graduated from Rhodes with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. In addition to teaching, she plans to study environmental values in Estonian culture and how those values are essential in preserving natural spaces.
Annual awards were presented at the 169th Commencement Exercises of Rhodes College held May 12 on campus.
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.
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.
A Rhodes senior pursuing a double major in political science and Russian studies, Elizabeth Lewis will serve as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Belarus. “I plan to examine the role folk music plays in community building and the preservation of tradition,” she says.
Rhodes senior Matthew Huber and alumna Kayla Wilson have been offered the fellowships, following a national competition. The new awardees were selected from more than 12,000 applicants.
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.
A biomathematics major, she is one of 211 students nationwide to receive the Goldwater Scholarship for 2018-2019, which is the preeminent undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.