HERE WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT HOW DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS AROUND CAMPUS HELPED THEM STAY CONNECTED AND HELPED WITH THE COMPLETION OF THEIR DEGREE!
"I feel grateful to finally have the diploma that I worked so hard to achieve many years ago, and it was awesome to see my kids in the crowd when I walked at graduation. My oldest son is at the U of M now on the same scholarship I had in the 80's and it was great to see him learn the lesson that it is never too late to try and achieve your goals."
-John Rountree (Finish Line)
"Being a Memphis Tiger Student-Athlete keeps me connected because I feel like I represent
the U of M's mission. No matter if I win or lose a race, I'm sporting the Memphis
colors and logos proudly because I am driven by doing by honoring a promise that I
made to this great university that is affording me an education that I will treasure
for a lifetime. My connection keeps me motivated to humbly work hard as a student-athlete
and to give back anytime that
" – ToNaya Gulley (Women's Track and Field)
"My Brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha have given me the moral obligation to uphold my core values and to strive to complete my college degree to the best of my ability."
- James Gruber (Fraternities and Sororities)
"I am connected to the university and its mission because Memphis is the school that gave me a home when no other school would. My connectedness to such a great university is the reason why I work so hard to repay that opportunity back to them. Each day, I am looking to be the best scholar-athlete that I can on the track, in the classroom, and in the community. I also stay connected by attending community service endeavors and my peers' sporting events in which I am able to interact with other student-athletes, students, faculty and staff members, and members of the greater Memphis area who love being and/or supporting the Memphis Tigers."
– Aaron Persinger (Men's Track and Field)
"I knew I loved the University from day one but the programs and organizations that I became a part of made that Tiger Pride run even deeper! I will be a more successful Tiger because of my involvement in campus life!"
-Emily Vallor (Frosh Camp Attendee)
The multicultural affairs have given me many great opportunities from being involved in diverse events and programs to growing relationships with diverse people. I am very thankful for the multicultural affairs on the University of Memphis campus."
-Sondra Pham, Junior ( Multicultural Affairs)