Memphis Matters June 2013




2012-2013: A Year in Review

2012 was a monumental year for the University of Memphis and its Alumni Association. The year marked the Centennial Anniversary for the University, and the Alumni Association hosted 5 cornerstone events in its honor.

Our Centennial kick-off event, Tigers Around Town, received a Bronze Award from the CASE Circle of Excellence National Awards in the Special Events category. This was the first time in history that the Association had been recognized nationally and only the second time in University history. Learn more about the project and view photos of all 100 Tigers here.

In June 2012, the Centennial Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala was held on campus (for the first time in decades). The Association was awarded an Award of Excellence by CASE District III, and the event is currently being judged on a national level. The mailed invitation received a Silver Award at the Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA) Luncheon last week. View photos and a video from the evening here.


June 2013

The final cornerstone event was the 2012 Homecoming that took place in October. The parade featured 100+ parade entries in honor of the Centennial, an all time high for this event. View photos and a video from the weekend here.

In honor of the Centennial, the National Executive Board of Directors created a goal to reach 12,000 members by December 2012.  In September, membership within the Association peaked at an all-time record reaching approximately 13,000. Click here to watch the video created in honor of the milestone.

In addition to members, the Alumni Association continues to grow by adding new clubs and chapters to reconnect even more alumni to the University. The Hispanic Alumni Council formed this spring with scheduled events devoted to Hispanic alumni and students and the goal of creating a student scholarship. Like the HAC on facebook to learn more!

The other 70+ Clubs and Chapters also hosted several events, including awards receptions honoring outstanding alumni, watch parties, a golf tournament, a reception in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, the annual True Blue 5K and more! Click here to view the photo gallery of all events.


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