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Book Scholarship

The deadline for applications for the Engineering Alumni Chapter Book Scholarship has passed. Recipients will be announced soon. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at or 901/678-1333.

Recent Events

Herff College of Engineering Outstanding Alumni Awards 
The Engineering Alumni Chapter recently presented their Outstanding Alumni Awards at the Herff College of Engineering's annual awards banquet. Arif Shakeel (BSME '77), director of Western Digital Corporation, will receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award. Also being recognized for service to the College and to the field of engineering are Tommy Carls, Medtronic's senior vice president for Research and DevelopmentE. Hunter Harrison, CEO of Canadian Pacific RailroadJohn Ray, Jr., CareFusion's vice president for Global Research and development; and International Paper.

Professional Development Luncheon

Engineering Outstanding Alumni Awards
In early April, the Engineering Alumni Chapter presented its Outstanding Alumni Awards at the Herff College of Engineering's annual awards banquet. The 2012 recipients were Jim Dean (BSET '80), president of SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, and Mark Askew (BSCE '76), founder and president of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates. As part of the Chapter's celebration of the University's Centennial, all previous recipients of this award were welcomed back for special recognition during the program. The Chapter also held a Silent Auction before the dinner to benefit its book scholarship fund. Click here to view photos from the event.

Student/Faculty/Alumni Mixer
The Herff College of Engineering Chapter hosted a student/faculty/alumni mixer on Tuesday, February 15. Click here to view photos from the event.

Message from Greg

Click here to view a message from Greg Ladd (BSME '84), President of the Engineering Alumni Chapter, that was recorded at the 2011 Vision Forum.

Get Involved!

The Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter Board is looking to expand and we want YOU! If you are a graduate of the Herff College and are interested in volunteering, please contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at or 901/678-1333, or e-mail Chapter President Greg Ladd at

Chapter Leadership List:

  • Greg Ladd (BSME '84), President,
  • William "Eddie" White (BSEE '09, BSCE '09), Vice President/Treasurer
  • Tina Fortune (BSEE '90), Secretary

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Alumni Event Highlights

08/28 UMAR Exercise & Eat
08/30 True Blue Pre-Game Tailgate
09/02 UMAR Breakfast Bunch
09/04 Memphis Matters - President's National Listening T
09/09 UMAR Coffee & Conversation

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