A Tribute to Theopolis Holeman
National Alumni Association Executive Board of Directors member, longtime member of
the Herff College of Engineering Advisory Council and loyal University of Memphis
supporter, Theopolis Holeman (BSET '71), lost his brief, yet very brave fight with cancer on September 12.
Holeman was named the 2008 Outstanding Alumnus of the U of M’s Herff College of Engineering.
He was group vice president of U.S. operations for Spectra Energy, one of North America’s
leading natural gas infrastructure companies serving three key links in the natural
gas value chain: gathering and processing, transmission and storage and distribution.
Holeman formerly served as senior vice president of power delivery for Duke Energy,
one of the largest electrical power companies in the United States. Holeman has also
been recognized as one of the “Top 75 Most Powerful Black Executives in the U.S.”
by Black Enterprise magazine.
On his education from the University of Memphis:
“My experience at the University of Memphis helped to ignite a passion for continuous
learning. It taught me to remain a work-in-progress and to always have a thirst for
learning. While I was at the University, I found a comfort and a confidence in who
I am and what I have to offer. My time here provided a foundation for service and
the importance of being a positive influence.”
Donate to the Theopolis Holeman Memorial Scholarship Fund
To make an online donation to the Theopolis Holeman Memorial Scholarship Fund CLICK HERE.
Ways to Give:
By credit card: CLICK HERE to go directly to the online giving site.
By mail: CLICK HERE for a pledge form. Mail your completed form and check, made payable to the University
of Memphis Foundation, to:
The U of M Foundation
P.O. Box 1000
Memphis, TN 38148-0001
By phone: Call Lisa Mayne at 901.678.3953
You may also personally deliver your check to The Alumni Center at 635 Normal Street.
Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.