forget to cheer on the Tigers tomorrow night as they take
on North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl, the University's first
bowl game in 32 years. The game will be televised nationally
on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. CST.
Nominees for Distinguished Alumni Awards
Gift Earmarked to Enrich Academics
HOPE Scholarship Info Session Slated for Jan.
from The U of M
Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its 2004
Distinguished Alumni Awards. These awards honor alumni
and friends who have brought honor and distinction to the
U of M. The categories are Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished
Friend and Outstanding Young Alumni.
complete list of past recipients is available online at http://www.memphis.edu/daa.html.
This year's awards will be presented at a gala April 24, 2004,
at The Peabody Hotel.
applications may be obtained from Tammy Hedges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for nominations is Jan. 9, 2004.
A $500,000 gift from philanthropists Helen and Jabie
Hardin will enhance the University of Memphis' ability
to recruit and retain top-quality faculty. Made in honor of
the University's provost, Dr. Ralph Faudree, the award
will be used to expand professorships and establish distinguished
faculty research awards.
recognize outstanding individual faculty contributions in
teaching, scholarship, service and community outreach. The
Hardin gift will establish an award for faculty involved in
engaged scholarship. As part of an urban research university,
U of M faculty are encouraged to participate in research programs
that contribute to solving problems in the community. Faudree
leads the faculty in its mission to make the U of M one of
America's great metropolitan research universities.
Hardins are longtime supporters of the University. They have
endowed two chairs of excellence: the Jabie Sanford Hardin
III Chair of Excellence in Combinatoric Mathematics, in honor
of their son, and the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Managerial
Hardins are founders of Hardin's-Sysco Food Services Inc.
The company, originally Hardin's Co., merged with Sysco in
been fortunate in our business and in our investments,"
said Helen. "We wanted to do some good, and we enjoy
being able to see where our support is going. We have great
admiration for Ralph Faudree. He's done a wonderful job. We
wanted to help the University again and do it through Ralph."
Lottery Scholarships will soon be available to Tennessee
students. These scholarships are designed to keep the best and
brightest of our students right here at home.
University of Memphis will host a public meeting to discuss
the scholarships, who is eligible and how to apply. If you
are or someone in your family is a high school senior or college
freshman, you will want to attend.
meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the
Rose Theatre at the University of Memphis. Come find out how
the HOPE Lottery Scholarships may benefit you and your family.
of the Alumni Association and the entire University of Memphis
family, best wishes for the holiday season and a very prosperous
and joyous New Year.
2003 comes to a close, please keep your alma mater in mind
and consider making a gift to support one our many academic
programs. Contributions of any size can and do make a difference
to the University of Memphis.
you have already made a contribution, please accept the University's
sincere appreciation. For those of you who have not, please
consider doing so. U of M students deserve every chance to
excel, and with your assistance, they will.