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Education Alumni Chapter

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences is celebrating 100 years of educating teachers. To commemorate this occasion, the Education Alumni Chapter will honor exceptional faculty and alumni from throughout our 100 year history on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 pm in the Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway Hall of Fame. The proceeds will help to establish the Alumni Chapter’s Centennial Scholarship. The cost is $35 for Alumni Association members or $40 for not-yet members. Click here to purchase your tickets online. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.

CSD Alumni AwardsCommunication Sciences and Disorders Alumni Chapter
Outstanding Alumni Awards

April 2012
   REUNION WEEKEND
   ALUMNI PROCESSIONAL
   DISTINGUISHED FACULTY
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   CLUB & CHAPTER NEWS
   ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
   BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT
MPA Alumni Club
On Tuesday, April 17, at 11:30 am in the University Center, the MPA Alumni Club will host a luncheon recognizing the 2012 Pi Alpha Alpha inductees and honor students in the Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell (MPA '74) is the featured speaker. Tickets are $25 per person. Click here to register online. Please contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

UMAR
Join UMAR for a Centennial Reunion honoring retired Faculty and Staff on Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 pm in the University Center. Celebrate and reminisce with your colleagues and friends at a special reception and dinner in the University Center Ballroom. All retirees and current U of M employees of long-standing are welcome to attend. The cost is $30 per person. Click here to RSVP today. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

On Tuesday, May 1, at 9 am, the UMAR Breakfast Bunch will gather at the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery located in the Eastgate Shopping Center, at 5112 Park Avenue. This group meets for a casual breakfast on the first Tuesday of every month at 9 am. All UMAR members and U of M retirees are welcome. The cost of breakfast is on your own. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

UMAR will host its annual Spring Picnic on Sunday, May 20, at the St. Columba Episcopal Conference & Retreat Center's Gates Pavilion, located at 4577 Billy Maher Road in Bartlett. Main dishes and drinks will be provided; guests are asked to sign up to bring a dish. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

On Tuesday, May 22, at 11 am, the UMAR Book Club will meet at Brother Juniper’s for breakfast before discussing the month’s selection, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State and the Birth of Liberty by John Barry. The Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. The cost of breakfast is on your own. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

Law Alumni Chapter
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Externship and Adjunct Appreciation Reception will be held Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 pm at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.

The Law Alumni Chapter will co-host the Law Week Launch Party, a gathering of local legal organizations, on Friday, April 27, from 5 to 7 pm in Court Square. This free event will feature food by the BBQ Shop and music by WALRUS. Members of the legal community are invited to attend, and are asked to bring a canned good or monetary donation to support the Mid-South Food Bank.  For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Chapter will participate in the Kenneth M. Cox Ceremony & Black Law Alumni Reception, at Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Wade Auditorium on Friday, May 11, at 6:30 pm. The Chapter will be honoring law graduates with the traditional donning of the Kente cloth. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.
Alumni Association Centennial Reunion Weekend
The Alumni Association invites all alumni, friends and family to come back to campus for a Centennial Reunion Weekend on Friday, April 20, to Sunday, April 22. Events across the campus include the UMAR Reunion Dinner, the unveiling of the Bronze Tiger Statue, lunches and open houses, award ceremonies, the Spring Fling Carnival and more. Click here to learn more and view a complete calendar of events.

Journalism Alumni Club

Join the Journalism Alumni Club during the Centennial Reunion Weekend, Thursday, April 19-Saturday, April 21, for a Former Newspaper and Yearbook Staff Reunion. The weekend's events include a panel discussion, open classes, and dinner receptions. Click here for event details. For more information or to RSVP with payment, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

LCM Scholarship
Luther C. McClellan Alumni Chapter
2012 Scholarship Recipients

Unveiling of Bronze Tiger Statue
Join the Alumni Association as the University unveils the Bronze Tiger Statue and places the time capsule on Friday, April 20, at 1 pm outside the University Center. Click here for more information.

Faculty Convocation and Presentation of Distinguished Faculty Awards
Join the U of M Alumni Association to celebrate our outstanding faculty at the 2012 Faculty Convocation on Friday, April 20, at 2 pm on the U of M Campus. The Alumni Association will present its 2012 Distinguished Advising, Research and Teaching Awards.

Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter

The Department of Anthropology is hosting a weekend-long Alumni Reunion to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of our Master of Arts program and the University of Memphis Centennial, on April 20-22. The reunion will kick off Friday evening, with a complimentary wine and cheese reception at Jack Robinson Gallery. Saturday will begin with a continental breakfast hosted by the Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter, followed by a full day conference highlighting the program’s history and the accomplishments of alumni and faculty. Saturday evening attend a Moroccan-themed gala at the Peabody Skyway. The reunion will conclude with a farewell picnic at Chucalissa on Sunday. For more information, contact Dr. Ruthbeth Finerman at  finerman@memphis.edu or 901/678.3334. Click here to RSVP online.

The Department of English alumni and faculty is celebrating the University’s Centennial with 100 Years :: 100 Books, a program to highlight the literary history of the Department. Featured books will include those written by alumni and faculty throughout the Department’s long history. The Department will host an open house for alumni and community members to view the exhibit and to meet and students and current and retired faculty from all the Department’s concentrations on Friday, April 20, from 4-6 pm. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

Nursing Alumni Chapter
The Loewenberg School of Nursing will host an Alumni Reunion Reception at the University Center in the Memphis Room on Saturday, April 21, from 12 pm - 4pm.  For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Shawn Carter at smcarter@memphis.edu or 901/678-5016.

Young Alumni Committee
Don your True Blue Mask and join Young Alumni and Frosh Camp Alumni at the Blue Moon Masquerade on Saturday, April 21, at 6 pm to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the University of Memphis. The party starts with a sunset toast atop the Madison Hotel and continues until the Blue Moon is high in the sky. Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Click here to purchase your tickets. The cost is $30 for Alumni Association members and $35 for not-yet members. Price includes 2 drink tickets. Proceeds benefit the Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678.1562.

The Committee is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Legacy Scholarship. Click here to download an application. The deadline for submissions is May 15.
This $500 scholarship is funded by the Young Alumni Committee to help a deserving U of M graduate or professional-degree seeking student, who received an undergraduate degree at the U of M, in his or her studies. Click here to learn more about the scholarship and how you can make a contribution.

Luther C. McClellan Alumni Chapter
Join the LCM Alumni Chapter and Multicultural Affairs for the Black Alumni Reunion Weekend on Saturday, April 21, at 7 pm in the University Center Ballroom. Reconnect with lost friends, old classmates and members of the Greek community. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Shawn Carter at smcarter@memphis.edu or 901/678-5016 or click here to RSVP online.

Tiger Tour and Nashville Golf Tournament
Join the Alumni Association and Tiger Sports Properties in Nashville, Jackson and Memphis for the Spring 2012 Tiger Tour featuring appearances by Josh Pastner, U of M men's head basketball coach, Justin Fuente, U of M head football coach, Melissa McFerrin, U of M women's head basketball coach, and other coaches and athletic administration. The Nashville Alumni Club will host a Golf Tournament on Tuesday, April 24, at the Gaylord Springs Golf Course before the Tiger Tour Reception that evening. Click here to learn more and sign up for the Tournament and/or the reception. Alumni in the Jackson area are invited to join us on Wednesday, April 25, at 5:30 pm in the Jack Morris Ballroom on the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus. The tour will end in Memphis on Thursday, April 26, at 5:30 pm in the Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway Hall of Fame. Click here to learn more and RSVP today.
Lambuth Guests
Lambuth Campus
Flag Raising Ceremony
Engineering Alumni Chapter
The Engineering Chapter is accepting applications for its book scholarship. All current Engineering juniors and seniors are invited and encouraged to apply by Noon on Friday, April 27. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information. Click here to download the scholarship application.

On Wednesday, May 16, at noon in the Alumni Center, the Engineering Chapter will  host a Professional Development Luncheon featuring Greg Maxted (MS '90), Executive Director of the Harahan Bridge Project. He will give a presentation about the conversion of the Harahan Bridge in downtown Memphis to a bicycle and pedestrian crossing. Click here to learn more about the project. The cost is $5 for Alumni Association members and $10 for not-yet members. Lunch will be provided, and a certificate will be issued to attendees for one professional development hour (PDH). Click here to RSVP online. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.


University College Alumni Chapter
The University College Alumni Chapter’s bi-annual Awards Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Thursday, May 10, at 6 pm in the Fogelman Executive Center. The Chapter’s Outstanding Alumni Award and Distinguished Service Award will both be presented at this event, and auction proceeds benefit the Chapter's book scholarship. As part of the Chapter’s celebration of the University’s Centennial, all previous recipients of these awards will be welcomed back for special recognition. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information or to RSVP by May 4, contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.


IMBA Alumni Club
Join the IMBA Alumni Club for the 2nd Annual i2i: Union and Reunion on Thursday, May 10, at 6 pm at Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar located in downtown Memphis. Come see old friends and meet new ones at this professional networking opportunity! Join alumni and current students to discuss new directions for the International MBA program at the University of Memphis. Free valet parking available. For more information and to RSVP by May 4, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.


2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Please join the University of Memphis Alumni Association for the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards on Saturday, June 2, at 6:30 pm at the University of Memphis. The 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients include Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway (BPS '03), Claire Robinson (BA '99), Richard Glassman (BS '69, JD '72), William "Bill" H. Watkins, Jr. (BBA '67), John Stokes, Jr., RC and Melba Johnson, and Dr. Shirley Raines and Dr. Robert Canady. Click here for more information about the honorees and ticket information. Click here to purchase your tickets online today. For more information, contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-ALUM.


FCBE Alumni Chapter
Save the Date: The FCBE Alumni Chapter will host its annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 15, at Mirimichi Golf Course. More information to follow. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.



Other University of Memphis News

"100 Years, 100 Women"

As part of the University's Centennial Celebration and the 30th Anniversary of the Center for Research on Women (CROW), CROW, along with African and African American Studies and the Department of History, will host "100 Years, 100 Women" celebrating 100 women who inspired our century. The event will be held at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn on Friday, April 27, at 6 pm. Click here for more information about the honorees and the event and to purchase your tickets today.


The Commercial Appeal Alumni Spotlight
The Commercial Appeal is publishing a special section of the newspaper highlighting the University's Centennial Anniversary on September 9. If you are interested in learning how you can honor a family member, friend or U of M alumni employed by your company, please contact Liz at lizmedia@bellsouth.net or 901/272-7278.

Vision for Victory Brick Campaign
Tiger fans, want to cement your name in Memphis Tigers history? You can, by purchasing a Vision for Victory Brick. Show your Tiger Pride by securing your own personalized brick, which will adorn the walkway to the Memphis Tigers Football Complex and brand new Indoor Practice Facility. Choose from one of three brick options to recognize alumni, the name of your company or your favorite Tiger memory. Quantities are limited, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to be a part of the historical first installment and to permanently reserve your place in Tiger Nation. To order, go online to www.memphisathleticsdevelopment.com or call 678-2334.

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