University of Memphis Association of Retirees
Early Bird Dinner
Monday, March 2, 5:00 pm
The Grove Grill - 4550 Poplar Avenue
Join the Early Bird Dinner Group at The Grove Grill. There will be a "mix and mingle" from 5:00-5:30, with dinner seating at 5:30. RSVP to Ann Harbor at email@example.com or 901-756-6343 by Wednesday, January 28.
Tuesday, March 3, 9:00 am
Perkins Restaurant - Park Ave & White Station Rd
On the first Tuesday of each month, join the UMAR Breakfast Bunch for a casual breakfast. All UMAR members and U of M retirees are welcome. The cost of breakfast is on your own.
Thursday, March 12, 11:30 am
Hog & Hominy - 707 W. Brookhaven Circle
Join UMAR members at Hog & Hominy for a casual lunch. The group meets the second Thursday of every month. The cost of lunch is on your own. Contact Kathy Cook at 385-0628 for more information. (Please note: Lunch Bunch will not meet in February.)
Tuesday, March 24, 11:30 am
The Grove Grill - 4550 Poplar Avenue
Enjoy lunch with the UMAR Book Club at Grove Grill as they discuss The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd. The book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. For more information, contact Janell Rudolph at 901-624-2669.
Lenten Preaching Series
Thursday, March 26, 11:00 am
Calvary Episcopal Church - 102 N. Second St.
Enjoy lunch with UMAR at Calvary Episcopal Church's infamous Waffle Shop before listening to Dr. Mitzi L. Minor from Memphis Theological Seminary give a talk on the New Testament and beyond. The cost of lunch is on your own. RSVP by March 20.
For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-1333.
Children's books were donated by UMAR’s Book Club to the Family Resource Center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which houses a library so children and their families can check out books during their extended stay at the facility. If you missed the opportunity to give, you may still do so by contacting Ms. Barbara Joyner at (901) 595-4639 to schedule a time to drop-off the books or to retrieve an address to mail them to.
The University of Memphis Association of Retirees (UMAR) is an active organization or retired professors, administrators and staff. Its mission, consistent with that of the national organization in higher education, is “to advocate, to educate, and to serve.” UMAR conducts a variety of activities focused on meeting the social and networking needs of its members through special event luncheons, dinners, tours and trips, as well as helping to coordinate various volunteer activities within the University. With support from the Alumni Association, UMAR hopes to pursue programming that will provide educational opportunities for its members, support for the University and opportunities to be heard on major community issues. UMAR is a constituent organization of the University of Memphis Alumni Association, and members are entitled to the same benefits and privileges as all Alumni Association members. Click here to view all benefits and services and click here to join online.
Watch this video by President Virginia Reed, recorded at Vision Forum 2014, to learn more about UMAR and how you can get involved!
For more information about UMAR or any upcoming events contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at email@example.com or 901-678-1333.
Additional UMAR updates:
U of M Parking Hangtags: If you need to renew your parking hangtag, contact Parking Services at 678-2122. They can mail the hangtag to you.
Each year UMAR presents the Traces Award to a University retiree chosen by the three most recent winners for exemplifying the concept of remaining active in scholarly and/or civic pursuits into retirement. The award metaphorically refers to “remaining in the traces,” a concept dating to farm days.
On behalf of the entire Alumni Association and UMAR, we would like to congratulate the TRACES Award winner for 2014, Jim Dorman.
Click here to apply for the UMAR Graduate Scholarship.
Click here to apply for the UMAR Memorial Scholarship.
Application deadline: March 2, 2015
UMAR annually presents a one-time award of $1,000 for the academic year to a full-time undergraduate enrolled at the University that has completed at least two full years of study with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. Learn more about the scholarship here.
The UMAR Scholarship has reached endowment status! Our new goal is to increase the amount of the scholarship given, so we must continue to raise money. Please help make this possible by making a donation to the fund. Complete this form and remit with your donation. For further information about the UMAR Scholarship, please contact Bob Boone, UMAR Scholarship Coordinator, at 901/757-5733.
UMAR announced at its 2014 Holiday Brunch & Silent Auction that it will now assist graduate students with financial need through 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 Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-1333.
Congratulations to Michael Maxey, recipient of the UMAR Memorial Scholarship, and Kimberlee Tucker, recipient of the UMAR Graduate Scholarship.
Coffee & Conversation
UMAR hosted its annual Coffee & Conversation brunch in September featuring special guests President M. David Rudd and Dr. Kenneth Ward, 2014 recipient of the Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award. View Photos
Holiday Brunch & Silent Auction
UMAR members gathered for a holiday brunch and silent auction on December 9 in the U of M University Center. View Photos
UMAR met at Shelby Farms Pavilion in May 2014 for its annual spring picnic featuring a wine tasting and a silent auction of donated items benefiting the UMAR Scholarship Fund. In support of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center Teddy Bear Drive, guests brought a total of 23 teddy bears to donate. View Photos
Stay tuned for more information on the 2015 Spring Picnic.
AROHE & THERA
UMAR is a member of both AROHE (Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education) and THERA (Tennessee Higher Education Retiree's Association.)
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 learn more.
Officers and Board Members, 2014-15
President: Ginny Reed, email@example.com
President Elect: David Ciscel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Nancy Hurley (BA '67), email@example.com
Secretary: Nancy Matthews, firstname.lastname@example.org
Immediate Past President: Sheryl Maxwell, email@example.com
Faculty: Bob R. Marchini, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coy Jones, email@example.com
Staff: Nancy Matthews, firstname.lastname@example.org
Standing Committee Chairpersons
Caring: Mary Haddock, email@example.com
Membership: Kathy Atkinson (BA '92, MA '96), firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter: Janell Rudolph (BA '70, MA '72), email@example.com
Program: Bill Crump (ME '71)
Scholarship: Bob Boone, firstname.lastname@example.org