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Hispanic Alumni Council
The Hispanic Alumni Council’s (HAC) next board meeting will be Wednesday, February 19, at 5:30 pm at the Alumni Center. This board meeting is open to all who express an interest in the Hispanic Alumni Council and its initiative to build and connect a network of Hispanic alumni from the University of Memphis and to foster scholarships for students at the University of Memphis. For more information about how you can get involved with the Hispanic Alumni Council, contact Alumni Coordinator Jacki Rodriguez at jpsavell@memphis.edu or 901-678-3119.

Louisville Pre-Game PartyAtlanta Alumni Club
Join Tiger fans in the Atlanta area for a Tiger Basketball Watch Party on Thursday, February 20, at 7 pm EST at Mazzy's. Click here to view a list of additional upcoming parties. For more information contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 800-678-TRAX. Stay up-to-date on upcoming Tiger watch parties in the Atlanta area by joining the Facebook group!

Chicago Alumni Club
Join Tiger fans in the Chicago area for a Tiger Basketball Watch Party on Saturday, February 22, at 8:30 pm at Newport Bar and Grill. For more information contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 800-678-TRAX. Stay up-to-date on upcoming Tiger watch parties in the Chicago area by liking the Facebook page or clicking here!

UMAR
Congratulations UMAR members for being featured in the nationally-distributed AROHE newsletter! AROHE is a nonprofit association that develops, enhances and advances campus-based retiree organizations and programs. By sharing research, innovative ideas and successful practices, AROHE emphasizes service to retired faculty and staff as they continue to make valuable contributions to their academic institutions. Click here to read the January 2014 AROHE e-newsletter featuring the University of Memphis Association of Retirees.

UMAR would like your opinion! This year’s Spring Picnic is to be held again in May and the board would like your input on where, when and in what fashion it will be. Click here to fill out a brief survey. For more information about the event or to donate an item for the drawing, please contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

UMAR is announcing its new Graduate Scholarship. This is a $1,000 non-endowed scholarship and, therefore, will only be offered so long as enough money resides in the account. For more information, or to donate, please contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

On Tuesday, February 25, UMAR’s Garden Club will meet at the Alumni Center. Denise Cox, master gardener, will speak about the do's and don'ts of seed starting. Lunch will follow at Stone Soup Cafe, located at 993 S. Cooper St. For more information about the event or to RSVP by February 21, contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

On Tuesday, March 4, UMAR’s Breakfast Bunch will meet at Perkins Restaurant at the corner of Park Ave. and S. White Station Rd. If you’re looking for casual conversation over good food, please join us at this monthly affair! For more information about the event or to RSVP, please contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

Enjoy lunch with the UMAR Book Club on Tuesday, March 25, at 11:30 am at The Green Grove before discussing this month's literary work, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Alumni Chapter
The CSD Alumni Board will be hosting its annual Alumni Reception at the Annual Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders.  The reception will be Thursday, February 27, at the Hilton in East Memphis, and will begin at 6:00 pm. For more information, please contact semiller@memphis.edu or 734-678-3043.

True Blue Pre-Game Reception
Join the Houston Alumni Club and the U of M Alumni Association for a pre-game reception at 6 pm at the Hilton University of Houston before our Tigers take on the Houston Cougars on Thursday, February 27. A complimentary buffet and a cash bar will be provided. All alumni, family and friends are welcome! Game tip-off is at 8:00 pm at Hofheinz Pavilion. Need tickets to the game? Purchase tickets to sit in the Memphis Tiger Alumni section for $20 by calling 713-462-6647. For more information or to RSVP, contact alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 800-678-8729.

Distinguished Alumni AwardsLuther C. McClellan Alumni Chapter
Join the LCM Alumni Chapter at the Closing Ceremony of Black History Month on Friday, February 28, at 1 pm in the University Center River Room. The recipients of the 2014 LCM Alumni Chapter Scholarship will be presented. Also, enjoy remarks by Henri Brooks (County Commissioner), and more. Click here to view the entire list of Black History Month events in February. For more information, please contact the UofM Office of Multicultural Affairs at multiculturalaffairs@memphis.edu or 901-678-2054 or twilson2@memphis.edu.

University College Alumni Chapter
The University College Alumni Chapter is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Book Scholarship. Click here to download an application. The deadline for submissions is February 28. For more information contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

Calling all Outstanding Alumni! The University College Alumni Chapter will host its biannual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 17 this year. They are seeking applications for this year’s Outstanding Alumni and Outstanding Service Award. Click here to download a nomination form. The deadline for submissions is March 17. For more information, please contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

University College Alumni Chapter is seeking to fill a few open positions on their board and are welcoming applications. Attending quarterly meetings, mild event planning and input into key issues are all that is expected. For more information, please contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

Dallas Alumni Club
Join Tiger fans in the Dallas area for a Tiger Basketball Watch Party on Saturday, March 1, at 1 pm at Humperdinks in Addison. For more information contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 800-678-TRAX.

Denver Alumni Club
Join Tiger fans in the Denver area for a Tiger Basketball Watch Party on Saturday, March 1, at 11 am MST at South Mouth Wings. For more information contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 800-678-TRAX. Stay up-to-date on upcoming Tiger watch parties in the Denver area by liking the Facebook page or clicking here!

Indianapolis Alumni Club
Join Tiger fans in the Denver area for a Tiger Basketball Watch Party on Saturday, March 1, at 2 pm EST at Ale Emporium. For more information contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 800-678-TRAX.

New York Alumni Club
Join Tiger fans in the New York area for a Tiger Basketball Watch Party on Saturday, March 1, at 2 pm EST at Rogue Bar. For more information contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 800-678-TRAX. Stay up-to-date on upcoming Tiger watch parties in the New York area by liking the Facebook page or clicking here!

Join the New York Alumni Club for a night of Memphis fun at the Grizzlies game! The Grizzlies take on the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 pm on March 5 at the Barclays Center. To sit with alumni in section 227 for just $20, order your tickets by contacting emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 800-678-8729.

Pensacola/Ft. Walton Area Alumni
Join Tiger fans in the Florida Panhandle for a Tiger Basketball Watch Party on Saturday, March 1, at 1 pm at Dockside Cafe. For more information contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 800-678-TRAX.

Healthy U/Midday Moves
Celebrate Women's History Month with the Alumni Association and Healthy U! Kick off the month-long celebration with the Midday Moves event, "March in March," on Monday, March 3, at 12:30 pm on the Alumni Mall. The community, faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a one-mile march around campus beginning in front of the Administration Building.  The march will wrap around campus and finish in front of the Rose Theatre where the official opening ceremony for Women's History Month will commence. For more information, contact jpsavell@memphis.edu or 901-678-3119.

Nashville Alumni Club
Join Tiger fans in the Nashville area for a Tiger Basketball Watch Party on Thursday, March 6, at Embassy Suites Cool Springs. Tip-off is 6 pm. For more information contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 800-678-TRAX. Stay up-to-date on upcoming Tiger watch parties in the Nashville area by liking the Facebook page or clicking here!

St. Louis Alumni Club
Join Tiger fans in the St. Louis area for a Tiger Basketball Watch Party on Thursday, March 6, at 6 pm at Buffalo Wild Wings in Brentwood.  For more information contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 800-678-TRAX. Stay up-to-date on upcoming Tiger watch parties in the St. Louis area by liking the Facebook page or clicking here.

ESPN College GamedayYoung Alumni
Join fellow young alumni at a Tiger Basketball Watch Party to cheer on our Tigers against the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday, March 6, at 6 pm at Central BBQ in Downtown Memphis. For more information or to RSVP, contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 901-678-1562. Race tees will be available for purchase.

Save the Date: Join the Young Alumni and the National Executive Board of Directors of the U of M Alumni Association at the Young Alumni Legacy Social on Thursday, April 10, at 6 pm at the President's home, located at 4025 Grandview Avenue. Enjoy an evening of light refreshments, networking and remarks by Ashley Durham. For more information or to RSVP, contact  emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 901-678-1562.

Race tees are still available to purchase! The cost is $10 (if picked up at the Alumni Center) or $15 to ship. Limited number of sizes available, first-come, first-served. Proceeds benefit the Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship. To place an order, contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 901-678-1562.

CEHHS Alumni Chapter
Save the Date: The 2014 CEHHS Hall of Fame Induction will be held on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:00 pm in the Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway Hall of Fame. Congratulations to the 2014 inductees: Mr. Madan M. Birla (MS CPS '82), Ms. Allyson R. Chick (BS '01), Mr. Joseph A. Clayton (BSEd '54, MAEd '61), Ms. Marvis LaVerne Kneeland Jones (BS '73, MA '75), Ms. Sharon K. McNary (BSEd '83, MSEd '86), Dr. Eli T. Morris (BSEd '77), and Dr. Patricia H. Murrell.  The cost is $35 for Alumni Association members and $40 for not-yet members. Proceeds benefit the Alumni Chapter's Centennial Scholarship.For more information or to donate a silent auction item, contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

Band Alumni Chapter
Save the Date: The Band Alumni Chapter will host an Indoor Competition a the University of Memphis campus on Saturday, March 29. This exciting event will feature color guard and percussion teams from area high schools and the University of Memphis.  Come join us at Elma Roane Fieldhouse to see these talented musicians and performers. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Emma Elliott at emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 901-678-1562.

Journalism Alumni Club
The Journalism Alumni Club is planning a reunion event for Friday, April 4. Details will be released as soon as they are finalized. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901-678-3043.

Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter
Save the Date: The 2014 Herff College of Engineering Awards Dinner will be held on Friday, April 11, at 6 pm at the University of Memphis Botanical Gardens. If you would like to donate money to the scholarship or donate a silent auction item, please contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

Interested in joining a board full of dynamic individuals with a passion for the Engineering community? If so, then you’re in luck, for Herff Alumni Chapter has a few openings on the board and would you to join. To learn how you can get involved contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

Pouncer's Pals
Join Pouncer to cheer on our Tigers Softball Team at his Spring Fling and Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 13, at the Tigers Softball Complex! Pouncer will throw the first pitch at 11 am, and Pals will be able to participate in activities throughout the game. Following the game will be an egg hunt! More details to follow. For more information about Pouncer’s Pals and how you can sign up a child for Pouncer’s Pals, contact jpsavell@memphis.edu or 901-678-3119.

Lambuth Alumni Chapter
Are you a Tiger fan with a child 12 years or younger?  University of Memphis Football Coach Justin Fuente and members of the Tiger Football team will meet at the Lambuth campus in Jackson, Tennessee to host a football clinic for any children wishing to participate.  Autographs, pictures, and treats will be available for children wishing to participate!  The event in tentatively set for April 19.  More details to follow about this exciting event.

The Lambuth Alumni Chapter is beginning a new season of projects and events to involve Lambuth alumni!  If you graduated from Lambuth University and are interested in being a part of this exciting time, please contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 800-678-TRAX. A current project of the Lambuth chapter is the implementation of a Lambuth Heritage Room in the library of the Lambuth campus. This room will hold various objects from Lambuth’s rich history and tradition.

Enshrinement of 1912Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter
Save the Date: Join the College of Arts & Sciences Alumni chapter for its Spring Reception & Silent Auction on Thursday, April 24, at 5:00 pm at the Galloway Mansion. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Chapter's book scholarship. For more information, to donate a silent auction item or to RSvP, contact khpierce@memphis.edu or 901-678-2905.

FCBE Alumni Chapter
The Fogelman College of Business and Economics Alumni Chapter will host its 2014 Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, April 28, at the Germantown Country Club.  Be on the lookout for more details coming soon.  For more information, please contact semiller@memphis.edu or 901-678-3043.

The Fogelman College of Business and Economics Alumni Chapter is seeking nominations for its 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients. This award will be presented to deserving business school graduates at the Alumni Day Luncheon this fall. Nominations will be accepted for the following categories:  Outstanding Alumni, Entrepreneur of the Year, Distinguished Friend of the College,  or Outstanding Young Alumni.The deadline for submissions is June 15. For more information or to submit your nomination, contact semiller@memphis.edu or 901-678-3043.

Emerging Leaders Alumni Club
All Emerging Leaders Alumni are invited to join our newest group in the Alumni Association, the Emerging Leaders Alumni Club.  For more information about how you can get involved contact jpsavell@memphis.edu or 901-678-3119.

Half Century Club
The Half Century Club would like to say “Go Tigers” to all of you Tiger fans out there! As always, the Alumni Association is looking to engage with its alumni. If you are looking to reconnect with fellow classmates, many of them attend our events on a regular basis. Please contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333 with any questions.

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