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March 2006

Cheer on the Tigers - Join fellow Tiger fans for events nationwide
Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder - Join us at annual alumni awards gala
Alumni Association Receives Top Award from CASE
Upcoming Alumni Events

Cheer on the Tigers

Pouncer at FedExForum The Alumni Association is planning watch parties, pre-game pep rallies and more across the country as the Tigers make their way through the NCAA Tournament. We'll kick off the postseason festivities with a Conference USA Celebration on Saturday, March 11, immediately following the C-USA title game (we're celebrating the Tigers whether they are in the final or not). Join us at Pat O'Brien's on Beale - the Mighty Sound of the South will be on hand. Be sure and show your Alumni Membership card to receive a 10 percent discount on your bill.

Watch parties for NCAA Tournament games are being held at over 20 locations throughout the Memphis area and across the country. Who better to watch the big games with than fellow True Blue Tigers? For information about locations, please visit http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/tourney.html.

If you're planning to travel to tournament games, you'll want to attend our pre-game parties, pep rallies and other events. We will post information about our tournament location events early next week at http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/tourney.html.

Go Tigers!

Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder

DAA honorees The Alumni Association will honor four of its own with the Distinguished Alumni Award on Saturday, April 29. This year's Distinguished Alumni are Ken May (BBA '83) president and CEO, FedEx Kinko's; Deanie Parker (BPS '77, MPA '88) president and CEO, Soulsville Foundation; and Dorothy Johnson Pounders (BSD '76, JD '81), managing partner, Pounders Coleman. Robert Stephens (BEE '90), senior vice president and COO, Management Controls, will be named Outstanding Young Alumnus.

Join us as we celebrate at the Air National Guard located off of Democrat Road. A champagne reception outside of a massive C-5 plane will kick off the elegant evening at 6:30 p.m. View photos from last year's DAA gala.

To reserve your tickets to this black tie indoor/outdoor event, please contact the Alumni Office at 901/678-3119 or 800/678-8729.

Alumni Association Receives Top Award from CASE

The University of Memphis Alumni Association was recognized with a Grand Award for Overall Alumni Relations Program at the recent CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District III conference. The grand award is the top award given at the district level.

The Alumni Association also won an Award of Excellence for the 2005 Distinguished Alumni Awards event and two awards for materials produced in collaboration with Sossaman + Associates.

At the recent Memphis Advertising Federation ADDY awards, the Alumni Association and Sossaman earned an ADDY and a Best of Show award for the True Blue Traditions booklet given to U of M freshmen.


Upcoming Alumni Events

Join the Chicago Alumni Club on March 11 for the C-USA Championship game at the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery. If you plan on attending or need more information, please contact Jeniene Wiseman ('03) at jwiseman21@yahoo.com.

Reminder - the Herff College of Engineering will host its Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 16, at the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis. The RSVP deadline is Friday, March 10. Reserve your table today by calling 901/678-ALUM.

The College of Arts and Sciences will host its annual Great Conversations dinner at the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis Thursday, March 30, at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. Tickets can be reserved until March 22 by contacting Nell Blair at jblair@memphis.edu. For additional info, including a complete list of topics, please visit: http://cas.memphis.edu/conversations. Seats at each topic table are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserve your spot soon.

The Fogelman College of Business and Economics wine and cheese tasting has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 8, at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to Annette Webb at 901/678-3633 or awebb@memphis.edu by April 5 if you plan to attend.

The College of Education Alumni Chapter is meeting to discuss upcoming events and working to build a club. Be part of the process Monday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center. Please RSVP by contacting Vanessa Peterson at 901/678-4373 or vgray1@memphis.edu.

The Office of Career and Employment Services and the Alumni Association will host a Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology Career Fair on April 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre/Lecture Hall. The fair is free and open to students and alumni seeking employment, internships and career-related information. Attendees should dress professionally and bring copies of your resume. For more information, call Career and Employment Services at 901/678-2239 or visit http://www.memphis.edu/univplace.

Do you know of graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences who have outstanding professional achievements or have made a significant contribution to the community? If so, please nominate them for the Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award. The deadline for nominations is May 1. Download a nomination form at http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/cas_award.pdf.

The Memphis Law Drive for Downtown Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, June 5, at Spring Creek Ranch. For sponsorship information, please visit the Law School Web site at http://www.law.memphis.edu. For more information, contact Leah Prost at 901/678-4299 or lprost@memphis.edu.

Save the date: The Fogelman College of Business and Economics Alumni Chapter is hosting an Alumni Golf Tournament on Monday, June 12, at Quail Ridge Golf Course. Bill Watkins will serve as Honorary Chair of the tournament. Teams are $500/foursome. Sponsorship levels are $500, $1,500 and $2,500. Proceeds from the tournament benefit academic scholarships at Fogelman College. For more information, contact Leah Prost at 901/678-4299 or lprost@memphis.edu.

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