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Grover Named New Dean and Chair of Excellence
Spring Commencement Produces 1,800 New Alumni
U of M Offers Summer Programs for All Ages
U of M Jackson Center Wins Award for Master's
Alumni Association Board of Directors Review
Begins May 21
Alumni News and Events
The University of Memphis has appointed Dr.
Rajiv Grover as dean of the Fogelman College
of Business and Economics at the University
and Chair of Excellence in Sales and Marketing,
replacing Dr. John J. Pepin, who will retire
Dr. Grover comes to the University
of Memphis from the University of Georgia,
where he is the head of the Marketing Department
and holds the Terry Chair of Marketing in
the Terry College of Business. He has also
taught at the University of Pittsburgh and
has served as senior VP of marketing and business
development in a Silicon Valley high-tech
Dr. Grover will assume
his duties officially August 1.
Family, friends and University faculty and
staff gathered on Saturday, May 5 at FedExForum
to celebrate spring Commencement. The University
awarded a total of 1,800 degrees, including
36 doctorates, during two ceremonies.
and retired cotton executive Rudi E. Scheidt
was awarded an honorary doctorate during Commencement.
He was also the featured speaker at both the
morning and afternoon ceremonies.
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law awarded 91
degrees in a separate ceremony Sunday, May
6 at the Cannon Center for the Performing
Congratulations to all May 2007
If you are looking for something to keep you
busy this summer, the University of Memphis
offers a variety of noncredit summer programs.
From camps for kids to professional classes
for adults, there's something for everyone.
Blair Savage Basketball Camps
Carrie Yerty's Volleyball
Girls in Manufacturing
Calipari Basketball School
Opera & Song Academy
and Continuing Education
information about these events, visit www.memphis.edu/noncreditsummer07.htm,
or for a complete list of camps and events,
visit the University's Events
The University of Memphis' Master of Arts
in Liberal Studies – Strategic Leadership
degree has received the Distinguished Program
Award for credit programming at the Association
for Continuing Higher Education Region VII
Conference in Athens, Ga. The U of M Jackson
Center has offered this program for five years.
Strategic Leadership degree is an accelerated
graduate degree that is designed for busy
adults who are in leadership or management
roles. Students attend class one night per
week and meet four weekends during the semester;
they can complete the degree in 15 months.
The program does not require the GRE (Graduate
Record Exam) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test),
and all of the classes are offered on the
Jackson State Community College campus.
about the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies – Strategic Leadership degree are available
by phone at 731/427-4725 or online at http://jackson.memphis.edu
Jackson Center of the University of Memphis
offers eight undergraduate degrees and four
graduate degrees. Classes are now being scheduled
in Savannah and Humboldt, in addition to Dyersburg
From May 21 to June 1, Alumni Association
members are asked to go to www.memphis.edu/alumni
to review and affirm the slate of candidates
for the National Alumni Association Executive
Board of Directors. Information will also
be e-mailed to the Alumni Association membership.
Please get involved in your Alumni Association
Are you a parent of a current U of M student
or incoming freshman? If so, join the ranks
of the Alumni Association Parents Club.
Membership in the Parents Club is free for
Alumni Association members. If you are not
currently an Alumni Association member, you
can join the Alumni Association and Parents
Club for just $35. E-mail Lauren Isaacman
The Young Alumni Committee
will host its 2007 Summer Symposium: Eat,
Drink & Be Enlightened, with featured
speaker Dr. Don Carson, on Tuesday, June 26
at the Alumni Center, 635 Normal Street. Join
fellow young alumni and friends of the U of
M for complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres
beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the program to
follow. Dr. Carson will speak about having
a life-long relationship with the University.
Please RSVP to 901/678-3119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Kelly Davis
at 901/678-4299 or email@example.com.
Nashville Alumni Club will host its
annual Alumni Night at the Ballpark
on Thursday, May 24 at Greer Stadium as the
Nashville Sounds host the Memphis Redbirds.
Join your fellow U of M graduates and friends
for the game, an all-you-can-eat buffet, ice
cream and soft drinks, all free of charge
thanks to the generosity of Nashville alumnus
Joe Wolf. For more information, contact Kelly
Davis at 901/678-4299 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Nashville Club President Mike Dodd at email@example.com.
Tickets are limited, so reserve your spot
The Cecil C. Humphreys School
of Law Alumni Chapter will team with the
Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar
Association and the Memphis Redbirds to host
their annual CLE/Redbirds event on Thursday,
June 28. The day's activities will begin with
a CLE opportunity from 2 to 6 p.m. at the
DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Memphis to be
followed by a night at AutoZone Park as the
Redbirds host the Round Rock Express at 7:10
p.m. For more information, contact Kelly Davis
at 901/678-4299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
them today. Download the nomination form from
The deadline for nominations is August 1.
second annual Forensics Conference
will be held on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Holiday
Inn at the University of Memphis and is sponsored
by the Loewenberg School of Nursing Alumni
Chapter. The keynote speaker is Rachelle Copeland
and guest speakers include members of the
counseling, assault, legal and elder communities.
Nurses will be able to use this for CEUs.
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
(BS '65), Peggy Turley (BA '85) and Eric Robertson
(BS '03) will be honored as outstanding alumni.
For more information, e-mail Lauren Isaacman
plans to travel this fall with fellow U of
M alumni and friends on one of two exciting
trips. Trip one, Prague & Bavaria,
includes a stop at the spectacular Semper
Opera House as well as many other exciting
locations. Trip two takes you to visit Tuscany
& Venetian Treasures, touring historic
Chianciano, as well as the seaside resort
of Lido di Jesolo. For additional information
including costs and dates, please visit www.gonext.com/memphis/germanyf07.html for Prague & Bavaria and www.gonext.com/memphis/tuscanyf07.html for Tuscany & Venetian Treasures.