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AUGUST 2011

Homecoming 2011

Homecoming 2011 will be the weekend of September 23-24 at the University of Memphis! Please join the Alumni Association to celebrate alumni of our University. For additional information on all activities, contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-ALUM.

Alumni Association's Homecoming Parade
Friday, September 23, 5:30 pm

Join the Alumni Association for the annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 23, 5:30 pm, hosted by the Alumni Association and Student Activities Council. Special guests include President Shirley Raines and Athletic Director R.C. Johnson. Click here for the Parade route. Parking is available at the Southern Ave. and Central Ave. parking lots.

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  Alumni Association's Homecoming Pep Rally
Friday, September 23, 6:30 pm

Continue the Homecoming celebration at the Association's Pep Rally on Friday, September 23,
6:30 pm
with special guests Coach Larry Porter (BSEd '96) and the recipients of the True Blue Tradition Award (awarded annually to those who have made significant contributions to creating and continuing traditions at the U of M) and the Parent of the Year Award (presented to parents of current students through a nomination process -click here to download a nomination form). Food provided from the Thomas Boggs (BA '72) Family of Huey's Restaurants and sodas provided by Pepsi. Located at the end of the parade route at the Plaza Fountain near the Administration Building. Parking is available at the Southern Ave. and Central Ave. parking lots.

U of M Tiger Football vs. SMU Mustangs
Saturday, September 24 at 11 am at the Liberty Bowl

Presentation by National Alumni Association President Allie Prescott (BA '69, JD '72) for the Parent of the Year Award and the True Blue Tradition Award. For tickets, visit www.gotigersgo.com.
 

Additional Alumni and On-Campus Events

For additional information on all activities, contact the Alumni Association at
alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-ALUM.
 

2011 Parent of the Year
The University of Memphis Alumni Association Parents Club invites students to nominate parents or guardians whose lives have been an inspiration to their student and others as the 2011 Parent of the Year. CLICK HERE to download a nomination form.

All parents who are nominated by their students will receive a congratulatory letter and a copy of the essay submission. Winners must be able to participate in the Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally on Friday, September, 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm and recognition during the Homecoming game on Saturday, September 24, 2011 (kick off is 11:00 am at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium). Game tickets will be provided.

Applications are due by 4:00 pm on Monday, September 12. Nominators will be notified by Thursday, September 15 if their nominee was selected as a winner.

FAM Peabody Rooftop Party
Thursday, September 15, 8 pm, Peabdoy Hotel

FAM members: Kick off Homecoming and this school year with the exclusive FAM Peabody Rooftop Party! Enjoy music by DJ Drex from Q107.5! For more information about where to pick up your complimentary ticket, contact the FAM at fam@memphis.edu or 901/678-2333.

Class of 1961 Reunion activities
Friday, September 23, 9:30 am

The Alumni Association will honor the Class of 1961 on Friday, September 23 with a variety of activities throughout the day. Class of 1961 members are invited to a Meet and Greet at the Alumni Center, Brunch at the home of U of M President Shirley Raines, followed by a guided campus tour and a Golden Reception at the Alumni Center. The cost is $35 per person. Reservations required by contacting Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Half Century Club Reception
Friday, September 23, 5 pm

The Half Century Club and Alumni Association will host the Golden Reception for graduates of the class of 1961 and all previous years on Friday, September 23 in the Alumni Center. All graduates and class friends
of 50 or more years are welcome to attend. To RSVP contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge
at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Luther C. McClellan Black Alumni Chapter Homecoming Step Show
Friday, September 23, immediately following the Pep Rally

The Luther C. McClellan Black Alumni Chapter will join in the Homecoming 2011 fun with their annual Alumni Step Show showcasing stepping skills of current students and returning alumni on Friday, September 23 in the Rose Theatre. The cost is $10 for Alumni Association members and students (with Membership Card or Student ID) and $15 for not-yet-members. Proceeds benefit the LCM Scholarship Fund.

Luther C. McClellan Black Alumni Chapter Homecoming Party
Friday, September 23, 10 pm, 409 South Main

Join the Luther C. McClellan Black Alumni Chapter for a Homecoming Party. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The cost is $10 for Alumni Association members, $15 for the not-yet-members, and $20 for everyone after midnight. Proceeds benefit the LCM Scholarship Fund.

Band Alumni Chapter
The U of M Band Alumni Chapter would like to invite you to continue the tradition of marching at halftime!
For more information on Homecoming Alumni halftime performances, log onto
www.tigerbandalumni.com or join the "Mighty Sound of the South Alumni Group on Facebook.


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