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December 2006
Happy Holidays from the University of Memphis
U of M and Medtronic Enter Unique Partnership
Family of Alumni Association Members Eligible for Scholarship
Give the Gift of Membership this Holiday Season
Upcoming Alumni Events


Happy Holidays from the University of Memphis

During this time of year, our campus is abuzz with students studying for final exams, faculty grading papers and staff preparing for the next semester. We know December is a busy month for you as well.

In the midst of all this excitement, we hope you will keep your alma mater in mind and consider making a gift to the University of Memphis. Your gift is tax deductible and can be used for scholarships, professorships and needed items such as library books and lab equipment. Contributions of any size can and do make a difference to the University of Memphis. For more information or to make a gift online, please visit http://www.law.memphis.edu. The University requires that all gifts made by credit card be submitted by midnight on Dec. 28 to be processed in the 2006 calendar year.

On behalf of the Alumni Association and the entire University of Memphis family, thank you for your support and we hope you have a True Blue new year!

U of M and Medtronic Enter Unique Partnership

The University of Memphis and Medtronic have joined forces to provide real-world learning experiences for undergraduate students through two new programs. Funded by a $250,000 gift from Medtronic, the Medtronic Team Challenge and the Medtronic Research Fellowship will provide undergraduate students at the U of M a taste of what it's like to engage in team-based work or mentored research in a real-world, corporate setting. Both represent programs the University would like to replicate with other area employers.


Family of Alumni Association Members Eligible for Scholarship

Students planning to enter the U of M in fall 2007 as first-time, incoming freshmen may apply for the Alumni Association Scholarship. The award is a four-year scholarship worth $1,000/year ($500/semester). Relatives of Alumni Association members who have paid their dues within the calendar year prior to the application deadline are eligible. The scholarship program encourages family of Alumni Association members to make the U of M their first choice for higher education.

Deadline to apply is January 31, 2007. For an application and details regarding eligibility, go to http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/scholarship.html. Recipients will be notified by the end of February, and must accept by April 15. Please contact Becky McCoy at 901/678-2930 or bmccoy@memphis.edu for more information.


Give the Gift of Membership this Holiday Season

Looking for a gift for someone who has everything? Or do you need something special for that new graduate or Tiger fan? Consider the gift of membership in the Alumni Association. Your $35 annual dues go a long way. They are used to help sponsor activities like the Homecoming parade, class reunions, pre-game Barn Bashes and other Association activities. Dues are also used to fund as many as 34 student scholarships, as well as four annual Excellence in Teaching Awards, five Excellence in Research Awards and two Excellence in Advising Awards to University faculty and staff. Members receive many benefits, including invitations to events, discounts at area businesses and more. Purchase a membership today by contacting the Alumni Office at 901/678-ALUM.


Upcoming Alumni Events

Thursday, Jan. 4, and Thursday, Jan. 11, meet other Chicago-based Tiger fans and friends for a night of Memphis basketball. We will meet at Junior's Sports Lounge at 7:45 p.m. to watch the Tigers take on Cincinnati and Houston. Tip-off for both games is at 8 p.m. Junior's is located at 724 West Maxwell (corner of Maxwell and Halstead).

Everyone is invited to come by Newby's Bar and Restaurant Thursday, Jan. 11, to watch the Tigers take on the University of Houston. Come see the game on the big screen in a True Blue atmosphere. Tip-off is at 8 p.m. and the fun begins at 7:30 p.m. Are you a young alum and not receiving invitations to our events? Send your e-mail address to Lauren Isaacman at Lauren.Isaacman@memphis.edu and join the mailing list.

Houston-area alumni and friends are invited to a pre-game reception Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. before Memphis takes on the University of Houston. Tip-off for the game is 8 p.m. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Emily Jones by e-mail at emilyjones@memphis.edu or by phone at 800/678-TRAX.

Come out Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 4 at 7 p.m., and Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. for Memphis basketball watch parties with other Nashville-area based Tigers. We will meet at The Athletic Club, 820 Crescent Centre Drive in Franklin (located inside the Embassy Suites) and watch the Tigers take on Arizona, Cincinnati and East Carolina. The Nashville Alumni Club meets for most televised games.

On Dec. 20 and 23, and Jan. 4, 11, 13, 16 and 20, join the Atlanta-area based Tigers for basketball watch parties at the official home of Memphis Tigers in Atlanta - Barnacles, located at 6365 Peachtree Blvd. in Doraville. This group meets for most televised games.

Orlando-area alumni and friends are invited to a pre-game reception Wednesday, Jan. 31, before Memphis takes on the University of Central Florida. Tip-off for the game is 6:00 p.m. If you would like to attend, RSVP to Emily Jones by e-mail at emilyjones@memphis.edu or by phone at 800/678-TRAX.

Meet other Herff College of Engineering alumni to share career advice and life-after-college tips with senior engineering students at the inaugural Student and Alumni Mixer. This casual social event will include light appetizers and refreshments. Come see old friends and meet current students Jan. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Alumni Center, located at 635 Normal Street. To RSVP or for more information, contact Gwen Cook at 901/678-3119 or at alumnievents@memphis.edu by Jan. 23, 2007.

The Alumni Association, in conjunction with Tiger Athletics, will be sponsoring a fun zone before all C-USA home basketball games at FedExForum this season. We will be stationed in the main lobby. Come by and see us and get your temporary Tiger tattoo or blue and silver Mardi Gras beads.

Are you an alum living in Little Rock who would like to get together for watch parties and other true blue Memphis events? If so, contact alumni coordinator Emily Jones about re-launching the Little Rock Alumni Club. You can reach her by phone at 800/678-TRAX or by e-mail at emilyjones@memphis.edu.

Are you an alum living in Jackson, Miss., who would like to get together for watch parties and other true blue Memphis events? If so, contact alumni coordinator Emily Jones about re-launching the Jackson, Miss., Alumni Club. You can reach her by phone at 800/678-TRAX or by e-mail at emilyjones@memphis.edu.


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