Millsaps College Adds Another Rhodes Scholar to Roster

Lauren Fluker

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A Mississippi delta native is the latest to join the ranks of an elite international scholars club.

The Millsaps College senior is planning to make a difference but is making history in the process after being named a Rhodes Scholar.

For Millsaps College, Ericka Wheeler is a student they say comes around roughly every five years on average.

“They saw something special in me, enough to invest in me,” Ericka Wheeler, a 2016 Rhodes Scholar Elect, said.

Wheeler was one of two finalists from her college this year and her scholarship makes her the first African-American woman in the state to join the elite group.

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