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May 16, 2018

Amazing Photos That Capture Students at Rhodes College, Memphis From the Early 1970s

Houston-based practicing pathologist Ed Uthman shot these amazing photos when he was a student at Rhodes College, Class of '74. They documented everyday life of students at this college which was called Southwestern at Memphis at the time from 1970 to 1974.

Freshmen Carolyn Carl, Annie Stein, and Dot Neale between classes

Music in the Amphitheater

A crowd shot from Acting President Pritchartt's address

Alice Hyatt enjoys one of the many nice afternoons on the Memphis campus. The other is Rick Bostock who is now a PhD and chair of plany physiology at UC-Davis

Allison Jones

Annette Wilkerson working in the Sou'wester office in the basement of the Briggs Student Center

Arthur Julich, Miriam Hudson, Eric Olson

Arthur Kellermann, shown here in a skit with Beth Bailey, is now an ER physician who is a well-known proponent of gun control

At a football game

Band in Lynx Lair. The guitarist Steve Harrington is now a dentist in San Francisco

Becky Forbes

Ben Legett, Paula Block, Margaret Robinson, and Chris Wellford

Beth Bigger, left Southwestern after freshman year

Bill Stephenson, attended Southwestern for only one year and then left to join the US Air Force

Burrow Library front desk. Prof. Franklin Wright is at far right

Byron Osgood, Jenny Hackemeyer, Dan Hougland, and Rob Barrow

Candace Keirns, and Holly Byer ponder a procedure in a lab for a biology course. Both of these delightful women ended up in the northeast. Holly teaches in the Yonkers public schools, and Candace, now a physician, is at Mass General

Card catalog, Burrow Library

Carol Brigance

Carolyn Bigelow attending a performance of the Southwestern Singers with Martha Crenshaw in the Amphitheater. Both women are now physicians

Carolyn Canon

Catherine Dailey

Cecil Dorman

Cheerleaders of Rhodes from the early 1970s

Chris Wellford

Conie Lowry went on to earn MBA and law degrees and is now an attorney with Memphis firm Lewis, Fisher, Henderson, Claxton & Mulroy


Dabney Nicholls, Bill MacCurdy

Deb Martin, Helen Johnson, Phil Parker, and Carolyn Canon at Registration Room

Ed Uthman, self-portrait, from fall semester of freshman year

Erin Stukey, a sculptor and painter based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Florence Neely, Sue Davidson

Friday Ekwere

Gay Blouin

Geraldine Fleming

Getting shot for 'faces'

Ingrid Ortiz went on to get her law degree from Emory University. She is now senior VP for First Tennessee Bank in Memphis

Jackie Nichol

Jeanne Cook and Guitars. She married fellow alum William Beardall and is now a family physician in Austin, Texas

Jennifer Gilstrap, and Cathy Johnson

John B. Hampton, a fellow sci fi aficionado

John Hampton studying in Robb Hall

Kim McCord

Linda Parson

Lynn Dunavant went on to earn her master's degree and is now a psychologist with Metro Nashville Public Schools

Lynne Beard, Lisa Lanier

Mamie Hart with one of her macrame pieces. She is now an architect in Raleigh, North Carolina

Margaret Robinson, a fine singer, went on to earn a PhD from the University of Texas and is now a clinical psychologist in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Margaret Wilson and John Gladney, both went on to earn doctoral degrees. Margaret , DMN, heals souls (as co-pastor of Presbyterian Church of Seffner, Florida) and John, MD, heals bodies (as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Shreveport, Louisiana)

Mary Lynn is now a nuclear medicine tech in Jackson, Tennessee

Melanie Kennon

Missy Meyers at the loom

Nancy Jordan went on to get her PhD and is now a staff psychologist at the VA hospital in Memphis

Nancy Nolan

Neil Mara is now a News Systems Director with the Charlotte Observer in North Carolina

Ouida Bass

Pat Turner

Paulette Lewine, Joye Romeiser, John Coats, Laurel Price, and Linda Wilson

Penny Miller

rainy-day shot was taken from the arched portico at the south end of the Chemistry Building, looking south along the walkway to Halliburton Tower

Reading room in Burrow Library

Renaissance Fair

Rhodes in the early 1970s

Rhodes in the early 1970s

Rhodes in the early 1970s

Rhodes in the early 1970s

Rhodes in the early 1970s

Rhodes in the early 1970s

Rhys Scholes

Robert Freeman

Sandra Chu, now owns Westgate Drugs in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Stephanie Ryburn, now a schoolteacher, was an outstanding student editor

Students playing volleyball in front of the Briggs Student Center

Susan Neal, Ralph Carl, Andy Bradley, Gary Gherki, Frank Cole, Chuck Mcgrady, Jackie Nichol on 'the bench'

The Southwestern singers and concert band were the major draw for convocation

Theresa Cloys is now Director of Development for Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville

Weezy Elliott and Ellen Tyler. Ellen is now an immigration paralegal for BP America in Memphis. Weezy is the Intervention Team Coordinator for At-Risk Students at Worthington Kilbourne High in Columbus, Ohio



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