Rhodes College Alumni

The purpose of the Rhodes College Alumni page is to connect alumni to the college and each other. Community contributions are welcome!

The purpose of the Rhodes College Alumni page is to promote Rhodes College, to deepen the loyalty of alumni, and to encourage mutually beneficial relationships between the alumni, students and their families, faculty and staff of Rhodes College. The Alumni Association is a powerful network of more than 24,000 alumni located all over the world. We aspire to cultivate conversation among alu

Operating as usual

03/22/2024

SPRINGFEST UPDATE:
Rain, rain go away…unfortunately, today’s Curb Block Party has been postponed due to weather. We will keep you updated with details for when it has been rescheduled!

03/21/2024

Hippity-Hop to the 13th Annual Rhodes Easter Egg Hunt!
We will begin the event with an Easter Parade! Prizes will be given for the best-decorated wagon, stroller, bicycle, etc., and for the most festive Easter bonnet or hat! We will congregate at 2:00 p.m. in front of the refectory and “parade” around Phillips Lane. There will be two locations for the egg hunt—toddlers will search in Fisher Garden and older children, up to age 9, will search on the North Parkway lawn between Fisher Garden and Rollow Avenue of Oaks. The egg hunt will begin promptly at 2:20 p.m. Following the egg hunt will be cookie decorating and face painting. Bring your basket and camera for photos with the Easter Lynx!

Register today: https://fs22.formsite.com/webmanagerrhodesedu/azrhus6msg/index

03/12/2024

Alumni and families, join us for the 2024 Black Students and Alumni Family Reunion Weekend from March 22 – 24 to honor the incredible contributions of Black students and alumni at Rhodes. From a compelling panel discussion to the historic dedication of the NPHC Plaza to the fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

Click this link to learn more and to register for these exciting events. Let's come together to celebrate our community and create lasting memories!
https://www.rhodes.edu/alumni-development/events/black-students-alumni-family-reunion-2024

03/10/2024

Get ready to make a difference and mark your calendars for April 10, 2024! This is our chance to come together as a community and show our support for the incredible experiences that define Rhodes. From academic opportunities to extracurricular adventures, your generosity fuels it all. Click this link to learn more about how to get involved! https://www.givecampus.com/schools/RhodesCollege/rhodes-giving-day-2024

03/08/2024

Please join us for Rhodes Night at the Theatre as Cameron Crawford ’19 stars as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Enjoy discounted ticket prices, seating with fellow alumni, and a celebratory gathering by the bar at 7:15 p.m. to toast to Cameron’s performance prior to the start of the show at 7:30! Cameron is the daughter of Rhodes alumna Jan Bigham Gill ‘83.

Tickets are $25 each. Click here to purchase your tickets by March 12: https://fs22.formsite.com/webmanagerrhodesedu/17zeiglzs8/index

03/04/2024

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in Buckman Hall's Blount Auditorium to hear from Blair Kelley PH.D. on the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black working class. A discussion will follow her talk and Dr. Kelley will be available to sign copies of her book Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class after the program.

02/26/2024

Please join Rhodes alumnae and students for a career networking event celebrating women in the Rhodes community! This event will be held in the McCallum Ballroom in the Bryan Campus Life Center. Please register using this link: https://fs22.formsite.com/webmanagerrhodesedu/zpkmgamimb/index!

We would like to thank the hosts of this event:

Susan Logan Huffman ’83, Founder, Principal and Chief Investment Manager, Reliant Investment Management, LLC

Traci Blair Strickland ’91, Senior Vice President - Marketing & Customer Experience, Paragon Bank

Shayla Purifoy ’03, Judicial Commissioner, Shelby County Government

Latasha Harris ’06, Director of Workforce Strategies, Memphis Medical District Collaborative

Lydia Holmes-Sokoll ’14, Policy Director, City of Memphis

02/26/2024

Please join us in the beautiful Scenic Reading Room atop the Memphis Law School to hear from Assistant Dean of Law Admissions, Recruiting and Scholarships Sue Ann McClellan and Joseph McKinney (Rhodes ’05, U of M Law ’11), Senior Counsel of Corporate Integrity & Compliance at FedEx Corporation. The reception will be held on the 4th floor in the Scenic Reading Room of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at The University of Memphis. Please register using this link: https://fs22.formsite.com/webmanagerrhodesedu/mow3enppln/index

02/14/2024

As we celebrate love today, let's reminisce on the bonds forged at Rhodes College that transcend time and distance. Whether it was a chance encounter in the halls or a shared study session that turned into something more, Rhodes holds a special place in our hearts for bringing us together. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we invite all alumni to share their Rhodes love stories using the hashtag . Let's flood our feeds with tales of romance, friendship, and lifelong connections that began at Rhodes!

‌Together, let's spread some Lynx love this Valentine's Day and show our alma mater just how much it means to us!

Photos from Rhodes College Alumni's post 02/04/2024

Congratulations to our Lynx tennis teams for their impressive rankings on the Southern Athletic Association 2024 tennis preseason polls! Women's tennis claims the No. 2 spot, while Men's tennis tied for No. 2. 🎾 🏆

Check out Rhodes College Athletics for updates on this weekend's sporting events.

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Photos from Rhodes College Alumni's post 01/31/2024

For 175 years, Rhodes has epitomized excellence. Join the by applying before 11:59 p.m. today, January 31. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of something truly exceptional.

Apply now: rhodesedge.org/apply

Photos from Rhodes College Alumni's post 01/17/2024

Shoutout to our incredible alumni who made Rhodes College’s New Year Networking events a roaring success! We had an awesome turnout and it was great seeing you all in Nashville, Dallas, AND Atlanta - We can’t thank you enough for sharing your wisdom and experiences. To those who missed out this time, fear not- We hope to see you at our future networking events!

Photos from Rhodes College Alumni's post 01/17/2024

Shoutout to our incredible alumni who made Rhodes College's New Year Networking events a roaring success! We had an awesome turnout and it was great seeing you all in Nashville, Dallas, AND Atlanta - We can't thank you enough for sharing your wisdom and experiences. To those who missed out this time, fear not- We hope to see you at our future networking events!

12/29/2023

Calling all Rhodes alumni and students in Dallas, Nashville, and Atlanta - Kick off the New Year in style at our Networking Socials!

Nashville, TN
Date: Wednesday, JAN 3, 2024
Time: 6 – 7:30 PM
Venue: The Loft @ Jackalope Brewing Company (429 B Houston St.)

Dallas, TX
Date: Wednesday, JAN 3, 2024
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Venue: Dunston's Steak House (5423 West Lovers Lane)

Atlanta, GA
Date: Thursday, JAN 4, 2024
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Venue: Fado Irish Pub (273 Buckhead Ave)

Connect with fellow Rhodes students and alumni, share professional advice and insights, and expand your network! Tag your Rhodes friends and RSVP now at https://www.rhodes.edu/alumni-development/events! Let's bring in 2024 as a year of meaningful connections and exciting possibilities. See you there!

Photos from Rhodes College Alumni's post 12/15/2023

Although the holiday season is in full swing, this doesn't mean an end to the athletic season for our Lynx! Share the holiday spirit and CHEER on our athletes as they represent our college, both home and away!

The athletic events occurring over the holidays are as follows:

Photos from Rhodes College Alumni's post 12/05/2023

Celebrate the holidays with fellow Memphis young alumni!

Young Alumni Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, December 8, 2023
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Memphis Made Brewing Co.
768 S Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104

Cash bar/Aldo’s pizza

In addition to enjoying the company of fellow Lynx, prizes will be awarded for the tackiest holiday sweater or ensemble!
Hosted by Samie Fetzer ’17, Rebecca Wi******er ’22, Will Franklin ’22, and Sarah Shambaugh ’22

Register today here: https://fs22.formsite.com/webmanagerrhodesedu/i8t7z5zyus/index

11/30/2023

Meet our Phonathon team! Three nights a week, this group of outstanding students reaches out to the Rhodes community and shares the importance of supporting the Annual Fund. Next time you get a call or text, don’t be shy and say hi!

Top row L to R: Lillian '25 - New Orleans, LA; Maja '25 - Sarasota, FL; Hieu '27 - Vietnam; Maria - Windermere, FL; Ava '25 - Houston, TX

Bottom row L to R: Lauren '25 - Milwaukee, WI; Elizabeth '25 - New York, NY; Eliza '26 - Dallas, TX; Grace '25 - Denver, CO

Not pictured: Carolina '24 - Brazil, and Dania '27 - Guatemala

11/29/2023

Join us in celebrating Rhodes College's 175th Anniversary with two incredible community service opportunities!

Austin Humane Society Volunteer Day
Saturday, December 2, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX

Help the Austin Humane Society, the longest-standing no-kill shelter in Austin. From cleaning kennels to an unforgettable animal meet-and-greet, every moment counts! Volunteers aged 14 and above are welcome! Don't forget comfy clothes and closed-toe shoes. Let's make a difference together, Sign up now using this link: https://fs22.formsite.com/webmanagerrhodesedu/7sfh4u5n4t/index

St. Jude Marathon Hydration Station #83
Saturday, December 2, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Hydration Station #83, 389 East Parkway at Overton Park Pavilion

Join us at Hydration Station #83 during the St. Jude Memphis Marathon. From cheering on runners to stocking supplies, every hand makes a difference. All volunteers get an exclusive St. Jude Volunteer long-sleeve tee! Be there by 8:15 a.m. Sharp! Register now using code "RHODESALUM" using this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/TN/Memphis/2019StJudeMemphisMarathonWeekendVolunteerRegistration -317679
Be sure to click on Hydration Station #83!

Join us in this celebration of service, reflecting the heart and soul of Rhodes!

11/21/2023

Please join members of the Rhodes community for a special evening of art!

Black American Portraits Exhibition tour and Reception
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The exhibition, featuring more than 100 works, chronicles the many ways in which Black Americans have used portraiture to envision themselves in their own eyes. Learn more at www.brooksmuseum.org/exhibitions/black-american-portraits.

Tickets are $15 per person and include a light reception in Brooks Café prior to viewing the exhibit.

11/11/2023

Today, we honor the members of our community who have dedicated their lives to serve our nation. Happy Veterans Day! 🇺🇸

11/10/2023

Join the Rhodes community in celebrating the 175th Anniversary with a special community service project during the 2023 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

We will work Station #83 (389 East Parkway at Overton Park Pavilion, between Miles 17 - 18 on the marathon route).

Volunteer Opportunities:
-Unloading supplies
-Table set-up
-Port-a-let stocking
-Preparing water and nutrition tubs
-Filling cups
-Organizing station tables
-Setting up trash boxes
-Cheering on the runners!

Register by November 10 using the link in our Linktree and password (all caps): RHODESALUM to join the Rhodes Hydration Station Team. All volunteers will receive a long-sleeve St. Jude Volunteer t-shirt to wear during the event. For more information, email [email protected].

Thousands of runners will be participating in the 2023 St. Jude Memphis Marathon. Let's unite as a Rhodes community to cheer them on and support their efforts to raise millions for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Show them why Rhodes College is truly a place like no other!

11/10/2023

Join the Rhodes community in celebrating the 175th Anniversary with a special community service project during the 2023 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

We will work Station #83 (389 East Parkway at Overton Park Pavilion, between Miles 17 - 18 on the marathon route).

Volunteer Opportunities:
-Unloading supplies
-Table set-up
-Port-a-let stocking
-Preparing water and nutrition tubs
-Filling cups
-Organizing station tables
-Setting up trash boxes
-Cheering on the runners!

Register by November 10 using this link https://bit.ly/3MFcoDE and password (all caps): RHODESALUM to join the Rhodes Hydration Station Team. All volunteers will receive a long-sleeve St. Jude Volunteer t-shirt to wear during the event. For more information, email [email protected].

Thousands of runners will be participating in the 2023 St. Jude Memphis Marathon. Let's unite as a Rhodes community to cheer them on and support their efforts to raise millions for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Show them why Rhodes College is truly a place like no other!

11/10/2023

Thanks to our incredible Rhodes community the 2023’s Athletics Day of Giving was a tremendous success! Your generosity knows no bounds, and we are thrilled to announce that we not only met but exceeded our goal, receiving 1310 gifts and a staggering $597,201.

Your support fuels our athletes' dreams, strengthens our community, and empowers the future of Rhodes athletics. Your commitment to excellence is truly inspiring, and we are immensely grateful for your dedication.

To everyone who contributed, you are the heart and soul of Rhodes College. Thank you for helping us soar to new heights! Your impact is felt far beyond the fields and courts, shaping the experiences of current and future generations.

11/09/2023

ROLL LYNX ROLL!!!

Thanks to you we have hit our goal of 1,000 gifts! Let's take a victory lap and try to run up the score in support of our student champions.

Click here to make your gift and let's see how far out of the park we can knock this ball! https://bit.ly/3QrBnvo

11/09/2023

We have officially hit 75% of today's goal! Thank you to everyone who has given your gifts - Make sure to spread the word to your classmates and encourage them to make their gifts too! Click the link in our Linktree to support our student-athletes today!

11/09/2023

24 Hours, 28 Teams, 1000 Gifts!

2023's Athletics Day of Giving is off to an awesome start - We have officially hit 50% of today's goal! Let's keep up the pace and lap this goal! Click the link in our Linktree to support our student-athletes today!

11/09/2023

2023's Athletics Day of Giving is off to an awesome start! Here is a message from our Faculty Athletics Representative Will Eckenhoff, Associate Chair of Chemistry, to encourage us as we continue supporting our student-athletes today! We have already passed 40% of our goal!!

Click here to make a slam dunk with your gift and support our student athletes!

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