Soddy Daisy Resident Receives Award At Rhodes College Commencement

Friday, May 19, 2017
Mary Crowell
Mary Crowell

Annual awards were presented at the 168th Commencement Exercises of Rhodes College on May 13. Rhodes graduates Jon “Jay” Lanham Hedges and Mary Katherine Crowell, along with Deborah L. Craddock, principal and vice president of trading at Southeastern Asset Management, received the 2017 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards. The awards are presented annually to two graduating seniors (one male and one female) and one non-student who have given selflessly to others and the college.

 

Mr.

Hedges, a political economy major from Little Rock, Ark., served as the 2016-2017 president of Rhodes Student Government, and he involved himself in the Micah Community that works to foster racial reconciliation and explore spirituality. Hedges has been described by his peers as thoughtful, caring, and kind. He served as a member of the Commission on Campus Culture as a second-year student, and as an intern, he has been helping to restore Clayborn Temple, a Memphis landmark that holds particular significance to the Memphis Sanitation Strike during the civil rights movement. Mr. Hedges also served as a student trustee.

 

Ms. Crowell, a biology/anthropology/sociology major from Soddy Daisy, too served as student trustee, listening to her peers in order to accurately convey their concerns to the board of trustees. As president of the Rhodes chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity, Crowell is described by her peers as a loving and empathetic leader, serving as a role model for each member. She has been a research Intern at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and at Little Bird Innovation, which brings together business strategy, social sciences, and design to help organizations deliver meaningful change. Ms. Crowell also sits on the board of the Taraloka Foundation, which works to aid Himalayan girls in their education.

 

Ms. Craddock, a 1980 Rhodes economics alumna, has held leadership roles in several Memphis organizations including the Brooks Museum of Art, MIFA, and Ballet Memphis. She is principal and vice president of trading at Southeastern Asset Management and has always managed to devote time to her alma mater, serving on the Alumni Executive Board, the Presidents Council, and the Margaret Hyde Council. Ms. Craddock is the past president of the Charles E. Diehl Society, and she and her husband, Bob, are members of the Benefactor’s Circle. Most recently, she served on the search committee for the 20th president of Rhodes College, and she has agreed to serve as the vice-chair of the board of trustees.

 

Founded in 1848, Rhodes is a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences located in Memphis. It aspires to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world.

 

 



Thompson Engineering Sponsors Special E-Week Screening Of Dream Big 3D At The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater

Thompson Engineering celebrated Engineers Week by hosting a field trip that allowed more than 130 Chattanooga area students to see Dream Big 3D, a film that celebrates engineers and their work around the world. Engineers Week is a oneweek event to celebrate a year-long commitment to increase awareness about how engineers make a difference in our world and to inspire students to ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Seniors Are National Merit Finalists

Seven seniors in Hamilton County Schools are recognized among the nation’s elite high school seniors as they were named Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Only 15,000 high school seniors nationwide earn this distinguished honor each year.  Hamilton County seniors honored are Zoe Zimmerman, Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences; Annika Lee, ... (click for more)

Report Of Shots Fired At Hamilton Place Mall Sends Crowd Scrambling; No Victims Found

A report of shots fired at Hamilton Place Mall shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday sent customers at the mall racing out in a panic. Police later said no shooting victims had been found. A call to 911 at 6:07 p.m. said there was an "active shooter." There was a call for EMS to the mall, then another call at 6:10 p.m. of an "active shooter." Those in the vicinity of the mall said ... (click for more)

Signal Facing Decisions On Expanding Commercial Area Past Albert Road, Mountain Community Center And Water Service

The design review committee (DRC) of the town of Signal Mountain is in the process of establishing standards for commercial buildings. In the meantime, developer Bob Elliott would like to buy property at the corner of Taft Highway and Albert Road. Albert Road has traditionally been where the commercial property ends. A number of residents in the neighborhood around that area are ... (click for more)

Legislators: Protect Our Students And Teachers

When students step into their classrooms, they are there to learn and prepare for their future. Our teachers serve to advance each student’s education and guide them towards success.  Educators have an additional responsibility: maintaining the trust and respect of their students by conducting themselves professionally and responsibly. The vast majority of our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why CNN Is Gonna Croak

I believe CNN (Cable News Network) has become one of the most disappointing news sources America has ever known in the last five years. The bastions of sound journalism no longer exist as the once-great organization has gone the way of liberal loathing. Its new basis-of-fact cannot be trusted and the overwhelming bias against conservatives in our nation is as morbid as it is frightening. ... (click for more)