Mandle Named Executive Director of the FedEx
U of M Mississippi License Plates Now Available
U of M Researcher and Alumnus Help Locate
Injured Plane Crash Victim in Northern Mississippi
Alumni News and Events
Shaye R. Mandle has been named the executive
director of the FedEx Institute of Technology
at the University of Memphis. He comes to
the University from the Science Applications
International Corporation (SAIC), where he
led the strategic business activities of SAIC's
Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operation.
began his career as a district director for
the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Dennis Hastert. Later, he served as chief
executive for two technology-focused public
policy and economic development organizations.
Mandle has also practiced law in Illinois
and worked as a legislative liaison to the
Illinois Department of Revenue for Illinois
Governor Jim Edgar.
He holds a law
degree from Duquesne University and a B. A.
degree from Illinois Wesleyan University,
where he was named 2002's outstanding young
Institute of Technology is a state-of-the-art
academic entity that supports research and
innovation, notably the development of new
ideas, approaches, technologies and educational
programs that address real-world challenges.
Opened in 2003, the Institute's physical facility
is a 95,000-square-foot home for research
labs, classrooms and meeting venues. The Institute
features wireless Internet access, videoconferencing
capability and a sophisticated audience response
Earlier this month, the first Mississippi
University of Memphis license plates were
presented to Tiger fans. Memphis is now the
first non-Mississippi school to be represented
on a license plate in Mississippi. It also
is the first state to have University of Memphis
plates outside of the state of Tennessee.
delivery of the specialty tags marks the end
of more than two years of efforts by Harold
Alexander, a longtime U of M supporter, and
other loyal Memphis fans. Alexander had to
get 200 pre-paid applications before the plates
could be approved for production. In May,
219 applications were submitted.
new U of M specialty plates can be ordered
at any Mississippi tax collectors office for
$61. It will be mailed to you in approximately
15 days and will expire when your current
tag expires. Or you can wait until your tag
comes up for renewal and purchase the Tiger
specialty tag for $51 and it will be valid
for 12 months. Pre-ordered tags are currently
available for pick up at county tax collectors
Thanks to the Mississippi
Tiger fans who made this possible. Also, special
thanks to the following Tiger supporters for
their work on the campaign: Harold Alexander,
John Blackwell, Sandie Brock, Ed Henderson,
Chris and Traci Jones, Bobby Jumper, Rick
Kale, Jim Pennington, Steve Schwartz, Ted
Showalter, John Stacy and Fred and Dottie
University of Memphis alumnus Tillman Carroll
(B.B.A. '70, J.D. '73) and Dr. Robert Smalley,
associate research professor with the Center
for Earthquake Research and Information, have
more in common than their association with
the University. Carroll and Smalley both serve
in the Mississippi Civil Air Patrol and recently
played a pivotal role in saving the life of
a downed pilot in northern Mississippi.
June 20, 2007, a MCAP multistate earthquake
response drill was scheduled for northern
Mississippi. However, new orders were issued
for the MCAP team to help locate a plane that
crashed in a rural area the previous day.
MCAP successfully organized a large team with
several air and ground-based components to
cover the large area in a short period of
time. Pilots Colonel Carroll and Lt. Colonel
Smalley identified the crash site from the
air and circled overhead until ground crews
could make their way through farm fields made
nearly impassable by recent rains. Trapped
for nearly 50 hours, stranded pilot Dennis
Steinbock was rescued by MCAP helicopter and
ground teams and is recovering.
Holly Beuke has joined the
University of Memphis' Advancement Division
as an alumni affairs coordinator. Previously,
she was a regional director of chapter services
for the Chi Omega Executive Headquarters.
Beuke received both her B. A. degree in communication/public
relations and her M. A. degree in communication
from the University of Dayton.
of the University of Memphis and the Alumni
Association, we express our sympathies to
the family of Carlotta Watson,
recipient of the Friend of the University
award at the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Ms. Watson recently died at age 106.
Alumni Association will
hold its Vision Forum, "We've
Got You Covered," on Saturday, Aug. 11, at
the FedEx Institute of Technology. The program
will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a continental
breakfast and will also include breakout sessions,
lunch, and club and chapter reports. The Alumni
Association will report on its progress of
achieving the new vision of the Association.
There will be a special appearance by President
Shirley Raines and other surprise guests,
as well as a gift for all attendees. To attend,
call the Alumni Office at 901/678-2586 or
alumni are invited to the annual
Alumni Picnic at Edwin Warner Park, Sunday,
July 15, at 2 p.m. Everything is included
for $10 per person or $25 per family. Alumni
Association members will receive a $2 discount
per person. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni
Chapter will host its annual Striving
for Excellence in the Law Alumni Dinner Saturday,
Aug. 18, at the Holiday Inn at the University
of Memphis. Please join the Law Chapter in
honoring our legal community's Pillars of
Excellence from America's greatest generation
as well as other alumni and friends of the
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. The event
will begin with a cocktail reception at 6
p.m., followed by dinner and the program at
7 p.m. For more information, contact Kelly
Davis at 901/678-4299 or email@example.com.
Young Alumni Committee
will host its first True Blue
Tigers to the Tailgate 5K
on the evening of Friday, Aug. 31, around
the U of M campus. Alumni, students and friends
are invited to celebrate the beginning of
football season and the school year in this
race. For more information, contact Stephanie
Galloway at 901/678-4373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
with the Alumni Association on Saturday, Sept.
8, to the Tigers vs. Arkansas State University
game. The cost is $75 for Alumni Association
members and $85 for nonmembers, which includes
game ticket, box lunch, snacks and bus ride.
Limited seating is available. To make reservations,
second annual Forensics Conference
will be held Friday, Sept. 14, at
8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn at the University
of Memphis and is sponsored by the Loewenberg
School of Nursing Alumni Chapter.
The keynote speaker is Rachell Copeland, president
and founder of Global Forensics Solutions
Inc., and guest speakers include members of
the counseling, assault, legal and elder communities.
CEU credit is available for an additional
fee. E-mail Lauren Isaacman at email@example.com
The College of
Arts & Sciences will be celebrating
outstanding alumni and friends at a dinner
on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Racquet Club.
Dr. Reed Baskin (B.S. '65), Peggy Turley (B.A.
'85) and Eric Robertson (B.S. '03) will be
honored as outstanding alumni. For more information,
contact Holly Beuke at 901/678-4299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Business and Economics alumni,
save the date for the 15th Annual Alumni Day
luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Holiday
Inn at the University of Memphis. Debbi
Fields-Rose, of Mrs. Fields Cookies,
will be the keynote speaker. Outstanding alumni
from the college will be named and guest professors
will speak at various FCBE classes. Contact
Lauren Isaacman at 901/678-2333 or email@example.com
The Herff College
of Engineering Alumni Chapter is
currently accepting nominations for the 2008
Outstanding Alumnus Award. If you know of
an exceptional Herff graduate, nominate him
or her today. Download the nomination form
The deadline for nominations is August 1.
you like to promote a special discount to
other Alumni Association members? If so, the
Alumni Association will post your business
information on the Tiger Business
Directory. Simply e-mail your complete
business contact information and a description
of the discount available to Alumni Association
members to firstname.lastname@example.org
with "tigers doing biz with tigers" in the
subject line. Please note, you must be a current
dues paying Alumni Association member to use
Make plans to travel
this fall or spring with fellow U of M alumni
and friends on one of our exciting trips.
Trip one, "Prague & Bavaria," includes
a stop at the spectacular Semper Opera House
as well as many other exciting locations.
Trip two, "Tuscany & Venetian Treasures"
has already sold out.
For additional information
including costs and dates for Prague & Bavaria,
please visit www.gonext.com/memphis/germanyf07.html.
new trips were just added for this spring.
Trip one, "Paris Highlights," will
explore the beaches of Normandy, historic
Reims and the castles of the Loire Valley.
Trip two, "Sensational Spain,"
will travel through the capital of Madrid
and the Mediterranean's Costa del Sol at Spain's
southern tip. Lastly, "Ireland – Best
of Dublin and Belfast" will tour
two of Ireland's and Northern Ireland's great
cities. For more information, contact the
Alumni Association at 901/678-2586.