Sandersville Native Shad White Wins Coveted Rhodes Scholarship

Shad White

Shad White. 2008 Rhodes Scholar. UM photo by Robert Jordan

OXFORD,
Miss – Shadrack “Shad” Tucker White Saturday was named the University
of Mississippi’s 25th Rhodes Scholar and is the first to receive
prestigious Rhodes and Truman scholarships.

The UM honors
graduate was selected following rigorous interviews in Kansas City
earlier today. The academic distinction is shared by some of the
world’s great leaders and intellectuals of the past century.

The
scholarship provides an all-expense-paid opportunity to study for two
years at Oxford University in England, one of the world’s oldest
universities. It is the most coveted academic award for American
undergraduates.

“We have not had a more capable student than
Shad White,” said UM Chancellor Robert C. Khayat. “Shad had already
been selected as a Truman Scholar, so we knew he had the intellectual,
personal and leadership skills needed to be selected as a Rhodes
Scholar. Plus, he is multitalented and keenly interested in enhancing
the quality of life in our society.

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