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February 2004

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Professors
Tiger Fans: The "Early Bird" Gets the Goodies
F.W. de Klerk to Visit U of M
Upcoming Alumni Events
Hedges to Lead Alumni and Constituent Activities at U of M
Visit New Online Calendar for Latest Event Info

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Professors

Did you have a professor at the U of M who was an exceptional teacher? The Alumni Association and the Thomas W. Briggs Foundation are soliciting nominations for awards recognizing excellence in teaching.

The University of Memphis Alumni Association invites all graduates within the last three years to nominate a former professor for the 2004 Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching. Please go to the Distinguished Teaching Award Web site to make your nomination: https://css.memphis.edu/dta.

The Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award honors professors for outstanding undergraduate teaching and an overall commitment to undergraduate education. Award nominees must be full-time faculty members at the University of Memphis and must be currently teaching undergraduate courses. Past recipients are not eligible. The nomination deadline is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2003.

More details about the Briggs Award and a link to the nomination form are available online at http://www.memphis.edu/briggs.html.

Tiger Fans: The "Early Bird" Gets the Goodies
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In 2003, the University of Memphis Tiger football team experienced a breakthrough season resulting in a New Orleans Bowl Championship. The success of our program would not have been possible without the "Relentless" support of our fans.

We're enthusiastic about the upcoming 2004 season and invite you to be a part of the excitement by taking advantage of our "Early Bird Special." If you order season tickets by March 15, you will receive a free 2003 Limited Edition Bowl Print and a free 2003 Season Highlight Video.

To order your season tickets, print out the online ticket form at http://gotigersgo.ocsn.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/012704aaa.html or phone the Tiger Ticket Office at 901/678-2331. If you have any questions or need further information please call 901/678-4142. Thanks in advance for your support.

F.W. de Klerk to Visit U of M

The U of M will host a visit of former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner F.W. de Klerk on March 30 as a part of the TechsposiUM 2004 conference. Noted for his efforts to dismantle apartheid in South Africa, for freeing Nelson Mandela and for working with Mandela on South African reform, de Klerk has been widely recognized for continuing to promote democratization and development in Africa.

President de Klerk will address invited guests and interested members of the community at a luncheon held in his honor at the University Holiday Inn Ballroom. More details about the luncheon and TechsposiUM will be posted at http://www.memphis.edu/globalteched as they become available.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Charlotte alumni are invited to a watch party on Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. EST for the Memphis at Louisville game. Join us at Champion's in Charlotte Marriott City Center to cheer on the Tigers. RSVP to acanders@memphis.edu or 901/678-5314 by Feb. 20.

The Atlanta Alumni Club will hold a meeting and watch party on March 6 at Barnacle's on Tilly Mill off Peachtree Industrial Blvd. The meeting will start at 2:30 p.m. EST, followed by the Tigers at Cincinnati at 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at mspnhrst@memphis.edu or 901/678-5314.

The Nashville Alumni Club will hold a watch party for the Cincinnati game on March 6 at Bailey's Pub and Grille. Please RSVP to acanders@memphis.edu or 901/678-5314.

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology alumni are invited to a reception at the Downtown Marriott on March 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by dinner at the Rendezvous. Please RSVP to Jamie Edrington at jledrington@aol.com or 901/683-8825 by March 1.

The Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter will hold its Engineering Alumni Dinner March 18 at 6 p.m. at the University Holiday Inn. Rick Bursi will receive this year's Outstanding Alumnus Award, and Distinguished Service in Engineering Awards will go to Phillip G. Coop, Jack E. Parr, and Michael E. Pohlman. Tickets are $30 per person. Please RSVP to psimontn@memphis.edu or 901/678-4933 by March 12.

Mark your calendars! The Distinguished Alumni Awards gala has been moved to June 12. More details will be available in upcoming issues of the e-newsletter.

Hedges to Lead Alumni and Constituent Activities at U of M


Tammy Hedges has been named director of alumni and constituent programs and executive director of the Alumni Association. Hedges has been with the U of M since 1994, when she began her career as coordinator of student activities for the Student Activities Council.

In December 1999, Hedges was appointed director of alumni affairs and special events in the Marketing and Advancement Division. She worked to coordinate such events as the Distinguished Alumni Awards gala, the 5K alumni run, alumni golf tournaments, the alumni 50-year reunion, Homecoming, and most recently the alumni trip to the New Orleans Bowl.

Hedges works with the alumni chapters and clubs to recruit new members and enhance events, coordinates events with the Alumni Association national board, and acts as liaison with the University of Memphis Society and the Half Century Club.

Visit New Online Calendar for Latest Event Info

The U of M recently launched a new Web-based event calendar that is improving the way activities and events are scheduled on the University campus. For our alumni and friends, this calendar means one-stop shopping for information on upcoming alumni events, performances, lectures, community events and more.

Please visit the new University calendar, http://events.memphis.edu, and take advantage of the wealth of activities we offer to alumni and the Memphis community.

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