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July 2002

$500,000 Pledged to Wilson School
U of M Welcomes New Fundraising Director
CFA Seeks Plaza Pavers


$500,000 Pledged to Wilson School


Holiday Inn/ Wilson School interiorFrank Flautt (BS '63) pledged $500,000 to support academic programs of the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management. Flautt, president of Flautt Inc. and co-founder of Sandcastle Resorts, is a member of The U of M Board of Visitors and chairs the fundraising effort for the Wilson School. Flautt recently co-chaired a capital campaign for the athletic department that raised funds for renovations to the athletic office building. The Fogelman College of Business and Economics named Flautt its 2002 Outstanding Friend of the College.

This month, the Wilson School welcomes Dr. Robert M. O'Halloran, who will serve as the School's first director. O'Halloran comes to The U of M from the SUNY Plattsburgh. Previously he was with the University of Denver, Michigan State University, and Central Michigan University.

The hotel, referred to as the Holiday Inn at The University of Memphis, opened in Mid-March. For reservation information, call (901) 678-3700.

U of M Welcomes New Fundraising Director


Marty RiggsThe University of Memphis is pleased to announce Marty Riggs has joined our staff as the new Director of Leadership Gifts and Campaigns, two major areas of the University's advancement division. Formerly, Riggs was associate vice president for development at Hanover College in Hanover, Ind.

A native of Louisville, Ky., Riggs holds a degree from Florida State University and is accredited as a Certified Fund Raising Executive. Marty brings a wealth of knowledge to the field and will assist on developing long-term fundraising goals for the University.




CFA Seeks Plaza Pavers

The College of Communication and Fine Arts invites you to help pave the plaza in front of the CFA Building. A space in the plaza has been reserved for a walkway of granite "Plaza Pavers" which will celebrate some of the history and tradition of the College. You can become a part of this walkway by placing your name, your company name, or the name of someone you wish to honor on one of these pavers. They will be available for purchase until August 16, 2002, at the prices listed below, with initial installation planned during the 2002 fall semester.

Prices range from $100 for a 4" x 8" paver to $1000 for a 16" x 16" paver. Proceeds will benefit the College of Communication and Fine Arts Enrichment Fund.

For further information, please contact Patty Bladon Lawrence, development director for the College, at pblawrnc@memphis.edu or (901) 678-4372.


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