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Please join the
University of Memphis Alumni Association
for the
2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards
welcoming our 12th President, Dr. M. David Rudd

Saturday, April 11, 2015
at 6:00 pm in the University Center Ballroom at the University of Memphis

Cocktail & Blue Tie Attire
Tiger Blue, Gray, Black or White Suggested


2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards Recipients

Hillard Crews

Distinguished Alumnus Award for Legacy of Visionary Leadership

Hillard Crews (BS '71)
Chairman, Shelby Group International, Inc.

Wink Martindale

Distinguished Alumnus for Lifetime Achievement

Wink Martindale (BS '57)
Radio/Television Host/Producer

The Honorable Diane Vescovo

Distinguished Alumna for J. Millard Smith Illustrious Service to the University
The Honorable Diane Vescovo (JD '80)
Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee

Andrew Bailey

Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Andrew Bailey (BBA '00, EMBA '05)

Marketing Principal, FedEx Services

Michael Cook

Honorary Alumnus

Michael Cook
Founder, CEO & CIO, SouthernSun Asset Management

Pitt Hyde

Honorary Alumnus

Pitt Hyde
Hyde Family Foundations; Founder, AutoZone

Dave North

Honorary Alumnus

Dave North
President & CEO, Sedgwick

Reserve Your Hot Spot

Blue Table - $5,000   -Choice Table Placement
   -Commemorative Event Gift For Each Guest
   -Program Recognition
   -Premiere Label Wine Tableside
   -Welcome Reception with Complimentary Cocktails

Gray Table - $3,000
 
  -Select Label Wine Tableside
   -Welcome Reception with Complimentary Cocktails

RSVP by April 3 to alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901-678-5016.


UMAA Wine Pull
The U of M Alumni Association would like to invite you to take part in the inaugural Wine Pull, hosted in conjunction with the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Donate twenty dollars to the Alumni Association for an opportunity to take home a bottle of wine. Each bottle, donated by alumni and local businesses, can range in value from twenty dollars to hundreds.

We need your help! To donate a bottle from your collection (minimum of $20 value), contact alumniassociation@memphis.edu.

Special Thank You to our Wine Contributors:

Arthur's Wine & Liquor - Artisent Floors - Kim Barnett - Wei Chen - The Hon. Robert L. “Butch” Childers & Amy Amundsen - Angie Craig - Renee DeGutis - Gaslight Liquor Shoppe - Richard Glassman - Tim & Kristie Goldsmith - Tammy Hedges & Jim Green - John & Carlene Lawrence - John Lawrence & Melody McAnally - Leno's Liquors - Karimeh McDaniel - Summer Owens - Eric Robertson - Greg Siskin - Spirits of Timbercreek - The Stellar Cellar Wine & Spirits - Taziki’s Mediterranean Café - The Hon. Diane Vescovo & Mike McLaren - Wilkinson Liquor Store - Dr. Robert F. Wright


Past Award Ceremonies

Photos

Videos

Visit our YouTube page to view videos of the past Distinguished Alumni Award ceremonies.


Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented in the categories of achievement and service. The purpose of the Distinguished Alumni Award is to publicly recognize alumni for distinguished personal and career accomplishments and for exemplary contributions to society that bring credit to the University of Memphis. Additionally, the Distinguished Alumni Award publicly honors alumni who have performed distinguished service for The University of Memphis through cumulative contributions or by an extraordinary act or effort that advances the University.

1977
Ellen Davies-Rodgers '23

1980
J. Millard Smith '29
H. Frank Magoffin '32, '37
Harvey F. Maxwell Sr. '46
C.L. "Billy" McComas '41
Bob T. Williams '58

1982
Carol Cameron Darr '73, '76
Curtis S. Person Jr. '56
Ronald A. Terry '52

1983
Brig. Gen. A. Paul Bruno '54
R. Brad Martin '76
William N. Morris '54
George E. Crone Jr. '59

1984
Maj. Gen. H.L. Grills '24, '26
H. Pat Heffernan '63
Dr. William R. Lucas '43

1985
R.Adm. Clinton W. Taylor '52
Dr. James W. Williams '66
James A. Hadley Jr. '52

1986
Dr. E. Grady Bogue '57, '65, '68
William W. Farris Sr. '45
William T. Mullen '65, '67

1987
J. Olin Atkins '57, '58
Charles K. Fisher Jr. '57

1988
Pat Kerr Tigrett '63
Angus McEachran '63
Maj. Benjamin R. Schultze '64, '68
Barbara Truax Slover '52

1989
Dr. W.W. Herenton '66
Dr. Kenneth T. Jackson '61
Nicholas L. Johnson '74

1990
Dixie V. Carter '63
Bernice B. Donald '74, '79

1991
Roy W. Black Jr. '61
Dr. Otis L. Floyd '80
Richard C. Hackett '73
Lily Peter '27
Robert Wang '75

1992
Maj. Gen. Donald R. Gardner '60, '73
Dr. Albert C. Yates '65
Rex M. Deloach '63
Dr. Marilyn E. Newhoff '77
J. Harry Woodbury '40

1993
R. Michael Jeter '74
Dr. Archie L. McNeal '32
Dr. J. Boyd Saunders '59
Pauline A. Weaver '71, '74

1994
Veronica F. Coleman '75
Maj. Gen. James Hobson Jr. '75
Dr. James D. Johnson '43

1995
Kellye Cash '87
Sara L. Lewis '72
James L. Rout Jr. '64

1996
Fred Thompson '64
C. Cleveland Drennon Jr. '54

1997
William B. Dunavant '54
Barbara Walker Hummel '48
E. Taylor Richardson '62

1998
R. Jack Fishman '55
Vicki Roman Palmer '80
Dr. Charles H. Brown '68, '70

1999
Benjamin C. Bryant '68, '95
Gail Robinson '66

2000
Tina Santi Flaherty
J.M. "Mickey" Robinson '68
Lt. Gov. John S. Wilder '58

2001
John C. Kelley Jr. '74
Jim Phillips '73, '75
Laurie Tucker '78, '83

2002
Robert "Butch" Childers '71, '74

2003
Frank Flautt '63
Allie Prescott '69, '72

2004
Harold Byrd '71, '75
Margaret Craddock '83, '88
Dan Palmer '66

2005
Marla Johnson Norris '81
James Thomas "Tom" Watson '70

2006
Ken May '83
Deanie Parker '77, '88
Dorothy Johnson Pounders '76, '81

2007
James W. Ayers '65
Marguerite B. Cooper '68, '74
Barbara K. Lipman '83
H. Frank Ricks Jr. '77

2008
G. Douglas Edwards '74
Cathy Ross '82
William Sanderson '68, '71

2009
Thomas Boggs '72
Walter Leavy '75
Lynn Norment '73
Bill Rhodes '88

2010
Ron Hart ’81, ’83
Theopolis Holeman ’71

2011
Ken Bennett '79, '85
Carolyn Hardy ''74, '87
Jody Stephens '84
Dr. Jan Young '83

2012
Richard Glassman '69, '72
William "Bill" H. Watkins, Jr. '67

2013
The Hon. Stephen I. Cohen (JD '73)


Outstanding Young Alumni

Outstanding Young Alumni Awards publicly honor alumni who are 40 years old or younger for their outstanding personal and career achievements and contributions to society that are a credit to the University. These awards are given only in years when a deserving recipient is identified.

1988
Larry D. Cox '69, '73

1989
Dr. Christopher "Kip" Lornell '83

1990
Nancy Elliott McKinnie '74, '80

1991
Gary S. Shorb '85

1992
Gayle Powelson '81

1993
Stephen R. James Jr. '79

1994
George J. Flanigen IV '81

1995
Dr. Theresa M. Okwumabua '82

1996
Holly Kirby Lillard '79, '82

1997
Gregory M. Duckett '85

1998
W. Kevin Vaughan '84

1999
John Dye '96

2000
Isaac Bruce

2002
Elliot Perry '91

2003
Eric Jerome Dickey '83
Christie Kelly '91

2004
Reggie Howard '01

2005
Jon McGlothian '97

2006
Robert Stephens '90

2007
David Kustoff '89, '92

2008
Johanna Edwards '01

2010
Tre Hargett '91, '92

2011
Dana Gabrion '98

2012
Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway '03
Claire Robinson '99

2013
Summer Owens (BBA '01)


Distinguished University Friends Awards

Distinguished University Friends Awards publicly recognize non-alumni who have performed distinguished service for the University of Memphis through cumulative contributions or by an extraordinary act or effort that advances the University. These awards are given only in years when deserving recipients are identified.

1980
Flora Hayes Rawls
Robert M. Robison
Dr. Cecil C. Humphreys

1984
Pat Walker Shaw

1986
Joseph S. Signaigo

1987
Avron B. Fogelman
Robert F. Fogelman

1989
Helen H. Scheidt

1992
Olin F. Morris

1993
S L Kopald Jr.

1994
Leo F. Bearman Jr.

1996
A C Wharton Jr.
Dr. Willard R. Sparks

1998
Bert H. Bornblum
David Bornblum

1999
Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks

2001
Maxine Smith

2002
Kemmons Wilson
Carlotta Watson

2003
Gene Cashman

2004
Billy Hicks

2005
Rudi E. Scheidt

2007
Isaac Hayes
David Porter

2008
Larry Papasan

2009
Henry Turley

2010
Rita Sparks

2012
John Stokes, Jr.

2013
Kathy & J.W. Gibson


J. Millard Smith Illustrious Service to the Association

The J. Millard Smith Illustrious Service to the Association Award publicly recognizes alumni and friends who have performed outstanding service for the Alumni Association.

2007
Lou Strasberg '68

2008
Bruce Harber '91

2010
Bobby Wharton '75

2012
RC and Melba Johnson


Legacy of Visionary Leadership Award

2012
Dr. Shirley Raines & Dr. Robert Canady

 

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