Ole Miss senior, Tunica native named Rhodes Scholar


OXFORD, Miss. — A University of Mississippi senior is the first African American woman from the school to become a Rhodes Scholar.

The university said in a news release that Tunica native Arielle Hudson is the 27th Ole Miss student selected for the prestigious program. Recipients were announced Saturday.

An English education major, Hudson received a full scholarship from the Ole Miss chapter of the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program.

 “It’s an amazing honor, and I am so grateful to have this opportunity to further walk in my purpose and to represent Mississippi,” Hudson said in an Ole Miss news release.

The release says Hudson plans to pursue dual master’s degrees in comparative social policy and comparative international education as a Rhodes recipient. Then she plans to return to the Mississippi Delta to fulfill a five-year teaching requirement for her scholarship.

The Rhodes Scholarship program brings 32 high-achieving students from around the world to the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom each year.

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