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Alumni Association Staff

Tammy HedgesTammy Hedges
Interim Vice President, External Relations
& Executive Director, Alumni Association
Alumni Association Life Member

Tammy Hedges graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising (Journalism) and M.A. in Communication. Having worked for Residence Life and Campus Activities at the U of Arkansas, she decided that higher education was her true career path while attending law school. Hedges later came to the University of Memphis where she coordinated Student Activities, organized University functions and directed all events for the Office of the President. Named as Executive Director of the Alumni Association by the University President, Hedges’ program has increased Association membership to over 12,000 members since her appointment in 2003 and has been awarded various CASE distinctions including three CASE District III Grand Awards for Overall Alumni Relations Program and for Special Event Programming and a CASE National Award for Tigers Around Town. Hedges’ event experience ranges from University Presidential Inauguration Ceremonies, NCAA Final Four/National Championship activities, opening events for four University buildings and working with celebrities such as Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, George Strait and Maya Angelou. In 2009, Hedges was named by the University President as the Administrator of the Year.


Carey Michael Collins (BBA '94, MS '04)
Director, Alumni and Constituent Relations
Alumni Association Annual Member

Carey Collins is a two time graduate from the University of Memphis where he earned a BBA in Sales & Marketing from the Fogelman College of Business and Economics and a MS in Counseling and Personnel Services from the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.  He continued his education at Trevecca Nazarene University where he received endorsement in Educational Leadership. He is a former University of Memphis cheerleader and a Lifetime Member of the MClub. Carey is a member of the Leadership Germantown class of 2013 and was voted by his classmates as the Jim Roberts Community Leadership Award Recipient for 2013. He is a current board member of the Germantown Education Commission and a former board member of the City of Germantown’s MOVERS Leadership Program from 2004-2012. 

Carey began his professional career at Varsity Spirit Corporation where he was responsible for all athletic event planning and execution of UCA clinics, camps, competitions, and special events within his assigned territory. He joined the Alumni Association team as Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations in 2015.

Holly SnyderHolly Snyder (BA '09, MA '13)
Assistant Director of Marketing,
Alumni and Constituent Relations
Alumni Association Annual Member

Holly Snyder is a two-time graduate of the University of Memphis Journalism Department. She joined the Alumni Association team in 2009 as a graduate assistant and has since served in a coordinator position and was named assistant director in 2013. Her responsibilities include managing all marketing and communication efforts to over 125,000 alumni and friends worldwide. She is the Association’s webmaster, social media manager and editor of the monthly e-newsletter, Memphis Matters. Snyder is a member of the Council of Alumni Association Marketing and Membership Professionals.

Marina CarrierMarina Carrier (BSE '11, MA '13)
Coordinator, Alumni and Constituent Relations
Alumni Association Annual Member

Athletic Liaison - Game Day Logistics - Out of Town Clubs - Young Alumni - Band Alumni Chapter - Homecoming Parade & Pep Rally - Regional Clubs - Blue Crew

Marina Carrier is a two-time graduate of the University of Memphis. She received her Bachelors of Science in Education in Sport & Leisure Management in 2011 and a Masters of Art in Liberal Studies with concentrations in Sports and Digital Marketing in 2013. Marina was also a member of the University of Memphis Pom Squad from 2007-2011 winning two national titles in 2008 and 2011.


Kollin Falk
Coordinator, Alumni and Constituent Relations
Alumni Association Annual Member

Kollin Falk received his undergraduate degree in 2010 from the University of Mississippi.  He is currently pursuing his Masters of Science in Health and Sport Science with a concentration in Sports Commerce at the University of Memphis.  Before joining the staff in March 2015, Kollin worked for the YMCA of Memphis & the MidSouth as a Program Director.

Brandon Hoyer

Brandon Hoyer

Coordinator, Alumni and Constituent Relations
Alumni Association Annual Member

College of Education, Health & Human Science Chapter - Half Century Club - Herff College of Engineering Chapter - University College Chapter - University of Memphis Association of Retirees (UMAR)

Brandon Hoyer received a bachelors degree in international business from Northeastern University. During his time there, he studied in Germany, which led to his fluency in the language. Before moving to Memphis, he worked with the AmeriCorps program in New York. He joined the Association staff in December 2012.

Shannon MillerShannon Miller (BA '98)
Coordinator, Alumni and Constituent Relations
Alumni Association Annual Member

Communication Sciences and Disorders Chapter - Fogelman College of Business & Economics Chapter - International MBA Club - Journalism Club - Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management Club - Loewenberg School of Nursing Chapter - Professional MBA Club

Shannon Miller completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Memphis and received a Master of Arts from the University of Michigan in 2001. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Memphis. Before joining the staff in February 2011, Miller was a corporate sales representative for Thomson Reuters.

Jacki RodriguezJacki Rodriguez (BA '03)
Coordinator, Alumni and Constituent Relations
Alumni Association Life Member

Pouncer's Pals - Student Ambassador Board - Future Alumni of Memphis (FAM) - Hispanic Alumni Council - Emerging Leaders Alumni - Frosh Camp Alumni - UMAA Scholarship - Parent of the Year - Distinguished Faculty and Staff Awards - Alumni Liaison for Career Services, Midday Moves, Student Convocation, Orientation

Jacki Rodriguez received a degree in public relations from the U of M. She began as the membership analyst for the Association in August 2011 and later became a coordinator. She is a member of several professional organizations including the Public Relations Society of America, the Women's Aspiring Leaders Program, the Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Society, and Affiliated Student Advancement Programs. As an undergraduate, she interned for Isaac Hayes and the Donna Groff Agency, performed in Revolution Romantique with the U of M Theatre Department, was a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, and was a founding member of the Hispanic Student Association.

Ben ZawackiBen Zawacki
Membership Analyst
Alumni Association Annual Member

Membership Processing & Fulfillment - Office Management - National Board Liaison - Alumni Center Scheduling, Maintenance, and Security - Student Worker Supervisor

Ben Zawacki is currently pursuing his degree in International Relations and Interdisciplinary Studies with minors in Political Science and History at the U of M. He began his time at the Association as a student worker and received a full-time position in March 2013.

Monique Udell Monique Udell (BPS '13)
Financial Analyst
Alumni Association Annual Member

Financials for Alumni Association and Clubs & Chapters - Process Membership Payments

Monique Udell was welcomed to the Association staff in August 2013. Before that time, she worked as an accounting clerk for the University of Memphis Foundation while completing her undergraduate degree.

Natalie LloydNatalie Lloyd (BA '13)
Administrative Assistant
Alumni Association Annual Member

Marketing Assistant - Email Marketing - Newsletters - Website Management - Social Media

Natalie Lloyd received a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, with a concentration of Public Relations, from the University of Memphis in 2013. Natalie joined the Alumni Association staff in September 2014. 


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