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April 2006

Alumni Awards Gala Less than Two Weeks Away
Physics Student Receives Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
Faculty Convocation Honors Cream of the Crop

Go to School Right in Your Own Backyard
- Miss. and Ark. residents may qualify for in-state tuition
Now Accepting Nominations for Alumni Association Board
Upcoming Alumni Events

Alumni Awards Gala Less than Two Weeks Away

HomecomingThere's still time to reserve your seat for the Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala. Join us Saturday, April 29, as we honor Ken May, Deanie Parker and Dorothy Johnson Pounders as Distinguished Alumni and Robert Stephens as Outstanding Young Alumnus.

The event date quickly approaches, so please make your reservations for this black-tie event now by calling the Alumni Office at 901/678-3119 or 800/678-8729.

The elegant evening will kick off with a champagne reception outside a massive C-5 plane at 6:30 p.m. For more info, visit http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/daa.html. View photos from last year's DAA gala.


Physics Student Receives Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Joel D. Revalee, an Honors Program student at the University of Memphis, has been named a 2006 Goldwater Scholar.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 and aims to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

Revalee is a junior from Memphis majoring in physics and mathematical sciences, with plans to pursue a Ph.D. in physics. He has a perfect 4.0 grade point average and extensive research experience. He is one of 11 U of M students selected to present research projects at the 20th annual National Council for Undergraduate Research in April.

Joel is the son of Peggy and Jerry Revalee of Memphis.

Faculty Convocation Honors Cream of the Crop

HomecomingFaculty will don their regalia April 28 for the 19th Annual Faculty Convocation, a ceremony honoring outstanding teachers, researchers and advisers. Internationally renowned mathematician Dr. Jerome A. Goldstein will receive the Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award, an honor which recognizes "exceptional and sustained contributions to scholarly creative achievement, teaching and service, bringing recognition to the University" and carries a $20,000 award.

Also awarded at convocation, the Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award honors professors for outstanding undergraduate teaching and an overall commitment to undergraduate education. This year's honorees are Dr. Robert J. Frankle, associate professor of history, and Dr. Lawrette Axley, assistant professor of nursing.

In addition, nine Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching, Research and Advising Awards and Allen J. Hammond Presidential Service Awards will be handed out at the ceremony.

Faculty Convocation is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre with a processional immediately prior and is free and open to the public. For a complete list of this year's award winners, visit http://academics.memphis.edu/provost/award-winners-2006.html.

Go to School Right in Your Own Backyard

Students living in four north Mississippi counties (DeSoto, Tunica, Tate and Marshall) or Crittenden County, Ark., may now be eligible to pay the same tuition rates as Tennessee residents. This includes undergraduates, transfers, graduate-level students and those in online degree programs. Call 800/669-2678 or visit http://www.enrollment.memphis.edu/admissions/applications/msa/ for additional information or admissions requirements.

Now Accepting Nominations for Alumni Association Board

Nominations are being taken for positions on the Alumni Association National Executive Board of Directors. For requirements and expectation guidelines and directions for sending in your nominations, please visit http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/nominations.html. The deadline for received nominations is May 1.

From May 15 to June 15, Alumni Association members will be asked to go to http://www.memphis.edu/alumni to vote on the slate of candidates. This information will be e-mailed to the Alumni Association Membership.

Upcoming Alumni Events

The U of M and the campus Greek community will bid farewell to the Panhellenic Building on April 19 at 7 p.m. The evening will begin with a short program in the ballroom at 7 p.m., followed by refreshments and an open house. Come say goodbye to your suite and celebrate the beginning of a new chapter for Greek women at the U of M. If you would like more information, please contact Panhellenic Housing Coordinator Nicole Camurati at 901/569-2309.

Join the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter Tuesday, April 25, at 6 p.m. as they go "back to school" with the anthropology department. Hear faculty discuss their latest research while enjoying appetizers and a glass of wine. To RSVP, please contact the Alumni Office at 901/678-3119 or alumnievents@memphis.edu.

Do you know of graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences who have outstanding professional achievements or have made a significant contribution to the community? If so, please nominate them for the Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award. The deadline for nominations is May 1. Download a nomination form at http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/cas_award.pdf.

The Nursing Alumni Chapter will sponsor a Nursing Career Fair for all nursing students and alumni Monday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. If you would like to speak with representatives from local area heathcare agencies about employment opportunities, please come by the University Center Ballroom. Proceeds from this event benefit the Loewenberg School of Nursing scholarship fund. If you would like more information on the Nursing Career Fair, please contact the Alumni Office at 901/678-3119 or alumnievents@memphis.edu.

The Nashville Alumni Club will gather at Corky's, 100 Franklin Road, for their Spring Quarterly Meeting on Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m. The club will also hold a pre-game tailgate before the Memphis-MTSU baseball game on Tuesday, May 9. Hot dogs, peanuts and baseball will be on the menu. To RSVP, please contact Nashville Club President Mike Dodd at mdodd@taylorcos.com or contact the Alumni Office at (800) 678-8729. For more information on the chapter and upcoming events, please visit http://www.nashvilletigers.com/.

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music alumni: We are celebrating the re-chartering of the University of Memphis Alumni Music Society. Join us for a wine and cheese reception at the Alumni Center on Thursday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m. To learn more about the society and how you can join, contact Vanessa Peterson at 901/678-4373 or vgray1@memphis.edu.

Graduates of the University College MALS program are invited to join us on Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m. for a reception in Brister Hall, room 212. To find out more about this alumni chapter or to RSVP for the reception, contact Leah Prost at 901/678-4299 or lprost@memphis.edu.

The next Education Alumni Chapter meeting will be Monday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center, 635 Normal Street. Join us and help shape the future of your Alumni Chapter. For more information contact Vanessa Peterson at 901/678-4373 or vgray1@memphis.edu.

If you are an Architecture or Interior Design alum, then the Architecture and Interior Design Alumni Club wants to build a relationship with you. For more information contact Vanessa Peterson at 901/678-4373 or vgray1@memphis.edu.

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