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November 2002

Join the Alumni Association - Online
U of M Announces Formation of Research Foundation
Upcoming Alumni Events

Did You Know?

Join the Alumni Association - Online
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Now it is easier than ever before to become a member of The University of Memphis Alumni Association. Our new, secure membership form can accept credit card payment online. The membership form is available at https://www.memphis.edu/alumni_online.

An annual membership is only $25 and includes benefits such as discounts on Continuing Education classes and Alumni Scholarship Award eligibility for children and grandchildren. A full list of Alumni Association membership benefits is available at http://www.memphis.edu/alumnibenefits.html

We hope you'll join the nearly 6,000 alumni who already hold membership the association.


U of M Announces Formation of Research Foundation

The University of Memphis is establishing a research foundation to accelerate its research agenda. Creation of The University of Memphis Research Foundation (UMRF) is an important milestone in reaching our goal of becoming a major urban research university.

The Foundation will enhance existing research activities and foster greater flexibility for research-related business transactions, including technology transfer, licensing, contracting, equity participation, and future business incubation.

It will help create funding sources for future research and provide incentives for faculty and help the University attract and retain outstanding researchers. UMRF will support the University's ongoing commitment to research, including biotech initiatives, digital, and technological research, which should ultimately promote regional economic development.

The Foundation should be fully operative by the beginning of the Spring 2003 semester.

Upcoming Alumni Events

The Herff College of Engineering will hold its annual "Eday" open house on Nov. 22. Alumni, prospective students and friends of the College are invited to attend the event, which will be held at the Engineering Administration Building, 3795 Central Ave., from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Eday attendees can discover the impact of engineers and engineering technologists on society and find out about the variety of degree programs and research at the College. During the morning hours, hundreds of Memphis City and Shelby County school students will participate in interactive exhibits designed to spark their interest in engineering and engineering technology. Faculty, staff and current students will be on hand to answer questions and guide visitors through displays and interactive exhibits.

For information about Eday, visit http://www.engr.memphis.edu/eday2002.html or contact Patty Simonton at (901) 678-4933, e-mail psiminton@memphis.edu.


The Alumni Association will hold its annual Holiday Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Holiday Inn at The University of Memphis. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m, and all Alumni Association members are invited to attend. Please call (901) 678-5314 or e-mail acantrll@memphis.edu by Nov. 27 if you plan to join us.

Did You Know?

In 2001, the Fogelman College of Business and Economics produced the largest number of MBA graduates in Tennessee.


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