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UMAR
Enjoy lunch with the UMAR Book Club on Tuesday, July 22, at 11:30 am at The Grove Grill before discussing this month's literary work, Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup. The book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month.

Combine fellowship and fun at UMAR's Exercise & Eat on Thursday, July 24, at 10:00 am at White Station Church of Christ. Participants engage in one hour of strength, flexibility, balance and cardio exercise. Lunch will follow at Perkins Restaurant. The cost of lunch is on your own. The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month.

Please join UMAR for its inaugural "Early Bird" Dinner on Monday, August 4, at 5:00 pm at Amerigo Italian Restaurant located on Ridgeway Road. The dinner event will be hosted the first Monday of each month. The cost is on your own.

On Tuesday, August 5, UMAR’s Breakfast Bunch will meet at Perkins Restaurant at the corner of Park Ave. and S. White Station Rd at 9:00 am. If you’re looking for casual conversation over good food, please join us at this monthly affair!

Join UMAR for the Thursday Budget Lunch on Thursday, August 14, at 11:30 am at Trolley Stop Market. The group meets the second Thursday of every month. The cost of lunch is on your own.

Save the Date: UMAR Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, August 26, at 10:00 am at a location TBD to discuss hummingbird and butterfly gardens. Lunch will follow.

For more information about these events or to RSVP, contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

CAS Spring ReceptionLaw Alumni Chapter
On Saturday, August 2, the Law Alumni Chapter will hold its Pillars of Excellence Dinner at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn, sponsored by Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, P.C.  This year the Chapter will honor six Pillars of Excellence from within the Memphis law community including: Hon. Arthur T. Bennett, Hon. David R. Farmer (BBA ’63, JD ’66), Albert C. Harvey, Charles F. Newman, Max Shelton and Maurice Wexler. Jim Gilliland will be honored as Friend of the Law School. For more information, click here or contact khpierce@memphis.edu or 901-678-2905.

Tiger Career Cast
Alumni Association Members: Join fellow alumni for a Career Cast Webinar on Wednesday, August 6, at 7:00 pm. Greg Link, author of Wall Street Journal bestseller, Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy and Joy in a Low-Trust World, will present on "The Speed of Trust - THE Career Critical Skill." Register for the event by logging into myMemphis.edu, selecting your Association Member tab, and click to log in below the Career Management Community channel. Once in the community, register or log in at the top corner, and then select "Events" to register and attend the webinar. For more information, contact alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 800-678-TRAX.

Vision Forum
The University of Memphis Alumni Association will host Vision Forum on Saturday, August 16, at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the U of M Campus. Guest speakers include Dr. David M. Rudd, University President; Dr. Karen Weddle-West, Interim Provost; Anita Vaugn, President of the National Alumni Association Board of Directors;  Tammy Hedges, Executive Director of the Alumni Association, and more. Breakfast and lunch are provided. More details to follow. RSVP to bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

PMBA Alumni Club
Join the PMBA Alumni Club for its 2014 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 19, at 5:30 pm in the Fogelman Executive Center. Alumni and new students will meet with the leadership of the Fogelman College and Professional MBA Alumni Boards to discuss updated of the College and to learn about upcoming events. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to semiller@memphis.edu or 901-678-3043 by Friday, August 15.

Student Ambassador Board
The next Student Ambassador Board meeting will take place on Saturday, August 23 during the annual Student Ambassador Board Retreat presented by Sky Zone. For more information about SAB, contact jpsavell@memphis.edu or 901-678-3119.

CSD Alumni Chapter
The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders will have its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, August 26, at 6:00 pm. The location is TBD. If you are a CSD alum and are interested in serving on the Board, please contact semiller@memphis.edu or 901-678-3043.

Future Alumni of Memphis (FAM) & Blue Crew
Blue Crew and FAM are pleased to welcome the over 300 new members that have joined this summer at New Student Orientation! The orientations will continue throughout the summer, so we look forward to meeting many more new Tigers! Need to renew your membership? Click here!

Save the Date: Cheer on our Tigers against the Austin Peay Governors at the first football game of the season on Saturday, August 30, at 6:00 pm.

Pouncer's Pals Incredible Pizza Birthday BashPouncer's Pals
Join Pouncer's Pals for the annual Walk Around the Field at the Tigers vs MTSU football game on Saturday, September 20.  Pouncer and all his Pals will take the field before kickoff. More details to follow. To learn about Pouncer's Pals upcoming events or to become a member of Pouncer's Pals and take part in this pawsome event, visit memphis.edu/pouncerspals and click "Join Now."

Pals, be sure to share your Flat Pouncer pics throughout your Summer Break on our Facebook page! For more information about Pouncer's Pals, click here or contact jpsavell@memphis.edu or 901-678-3119.

Journalism Alumni Club
Save the Date: The Journalism Alumni Club will be hosting its Outstanding Alumni Awards Luncheon on Friday, October 17. Registration will begin at 11:00 am, with lunch at 11:30 followed by the program. For more information contact semiller@memphis.edu or 901-678-3043.

Lambuth Alumni Chapter
Save the Date: True Blue Day 2014 will be held on Saturday, October 18, on the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus. Outstanding Lambuth Alumni & Friends will be honored. More details to follow.

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 800-678-8729. A current project of the Chapter is the implementation of a Heritage Room in the library of the Lambuth campus. This room will hold various objects from the college's rich history and tradition.

Stay up-to-date with the Lambuth Campus and Alumni Chapter with our new quarterly e-newsletter, True Blue Connection. Read the first edition, Spring 2014, here, featuring a Lambuth Campus update from Dean Dan Lattimore, bio on the Chapter presidents, upcoming events and more. If you did not receive the first edition in your email, please fill out this form and return it to alumniassociation@memphis.edu to update your information.

Band Alumni Chapter
Save the Date: the 2014 Bandmasters competition will take place on Saturday, October 25, at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

Band Alumni are invited to participate in Homecoming 2014 on Friday, October 31. More details to follow.

Half Century Club
Save the Date: The Half Century Club invites the Class of '64 and alumni of 50 years or more to the Homecoming Reunion on Wednesday, October 29. More details to follow.

Young Alumni
Congratulations to Holly Stanford (BBA '12, MBA '14) and Melodie Moore (BM '13) for receiving the 2014 Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship!

Save the Date: Join the Young Alumni for the 8th Annual True Blue 5K on Friday, November 7! All proceeds from the race will support the work of the Young Alumni and its commitment to building a stronger University and a stronger city of Memphis. The board is currently accepting sponsorships. Click here to download a sponsorship packet. More details to follow.

FCBE Alumni Chapter
Save the Date: The Fogelman College of Business and Economics Alumni Chapter will host its annual Alumni Day on Wednesday, November 12. Registration will begin at 11:00 am, with lunch at 11:30 followed by the program. For more information contact semiller@memphis.edu or 901-678-3043.

Arts & Sciences Chapter
The Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter is pleased to announce its new leadership: President: Mary Anne McCraw (BS ’94; MS ’13); President-Elect: Dr. Hubert L. Dellinger, Jr. (BS ’54); Secretary/Treasurer: Jason Hodges (BA ’06; MA ’07).
 
For more information on the Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter, or to join its Board of Directors, please contact khpierce@memphis.edu or 901-678-2905.

Frosh Camp Alumni Club
Thanks to everyone who contributed/participated in raising funds for supplies for Frosh Camp at Grandparent's Day and for helping to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Frosh Camp at the Reunion! View Photos

Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter
Interested in joining a board full of dynamic individuals with a passion for the Engineering community? If so, then you’re in luck, for Engineering 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.

Hispanic Alumni Council
The Hispanic Alumni Council (HAC) is currently accepting donations to help fund the first official Hispanic Alumni Council scholarship for the 2015 Spring semester. For more information about how you can get involved or to donate to the HAC scholarship fund, contact jpsavell@memphis.edu or 901-678-3119.

MPA Alumni Club
Thanks to all MPA alumni, students, faculty and friends who joined us for the MPA Pi Alpha Alpha awards luncheon in April.  Nine students were inducted into this prestigious honor society for public administration professionals, and eleven students received certificates as honor students for the department. View Photos
 
Are you an alumnus of the MPA program? Are you interested in networking with area nonprofit and government professionals? If so, please contact alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901-678-2586 to become involved with the MPA Alumni Club.    

University College Alumnni AwardsUniversity College Alumni Chapter
The University College Alumni Chapter’s bi-annual Awards Dinner and Silent Auction was held in June. The Chapter presented the Outstanding Alumna Award to Maxine Strawder (MALS '09). Brian Holb (BPS '13) was honored as Outstanding Young Alumni. William "Bill" Harbin (BPS '99) received the Outstanding Service Award. Proceeds benefit the University College Alumni Chapter Book Scholarship Fund. View Photos

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, contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

 

 

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