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The STEM Cohort and Student Success!

The STEM Cohort Mentoring Program is an affinity-based mentoring program that centers Black and African American cultural values. Students in the STEM Cohort are pursuing careers in STEM research, health professions and STEM education. Student scholars in the STEM Cohort participate in the "The Stoddard Model College Student Mentoring Structure" to help student scholars leverage their gifts, personal strengths, and talents to draw out their potential. At Rhodes we understand that creating space for different student identities is an important aspect of thriving on a predominately White campus. The STEM Cohort Mentoring Program is having big impacts on the student participants! Check out some of our recent graduates accomplishments below.

Recent graduates are attending

  •      University of Louisville Medical School (Louisville, KY)
  •      TUFTS University Masters program in Conservation Biology (Medford, MA)
  •      University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center Pharmacy School (Memphis, TN)
  •      University of Mississippi Medical Center Masters program in Biomedical Sciences (Jackson, MS)
  •      Vanderbilt University Doctoral program in Chemistry (Nashville, TN)
  •      University of Texas at Austin Doctoral program in Chemistry  (Austin, TX)
  •      University of Mississippi Doctoral program in Chemistry and Biochemistry
  •      University of Michigan Doctoral program in Biomedical Engineering (Ann Arbor, MI)
  •      University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center Doctoral program in Neuroscience (Memphis, TN)
  •      University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center Doctoral of Physical Therapy program (Memphis, TN)
  •      University of Tennessee School of Nursing (Knoxville, TN)
  •      Rhodes College Health Equity Post-baccalaureate program (Memphis, TN)

Students from the STEM Cohort are also employed as

  •      Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, TN)
  •      Mental Health Specialists at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (Nashville, TN)
  •      Medical Assistants at Vascular and Vein Institute (Germantown, TN)
  •      Technology Consultants at Capgemini (Nashville, TN)
  •      K-12 Instructors at Code Crew (Memphis, TN)
  •      Head of Partnerships at Bunches (Birmingham, AL)
  •      Service Sales Representative at Dell Technologies (Knoxville, TN)