U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander Addressed U of M Commencement May 12
The University of Memphis held its spring Commencement on Sunday, May 12, awarding
a total of 2,382 degrees in two ceremonies at FedExForum. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander
was the featured speaker at the noon session; Tre Hargett, Tennessee’s secretary of
state, spoke that afternoon.
The U of M presented an honorary doctor of letters degree to businessman and philanthropist
Jim Ayers at the afternoon ceremony.
During the noon Commencement, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Communication
and Fine Arts and the University College conferred degrees.
At 4 p.m., graduates of the Fogelman College of Business & Economics, the College
of Education, Health and Human Sciences, the Herff College of Engineering, the Loewenberg
School of Nursing, the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the School
of Public Health received their degrees.