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October 2003

"Welcome Home" College of Business Alumni
FedEx Institute Opening Draws Near

Upcoming Alumni Events


"Welcome Home" College of Business Alumni

Fogelman College of Business and Economics alumni are invited to attend a special "Welcome Home, Alumni" reception Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the U of M Holiday Inn. Alumni will have a chance to socialize with former classmates and relive some of their college experiences through photos of campus scenes, business organizations and events from 1940 to the present. In addition to reminiscing about the past, alumni will get an update on recent achievements at the College by Dean John Pepin.

"Our alumni are the greatest asset of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics," says Pepin. "And since 53 percent of our alumni live in the Memphis area, they are an important asset to the city. We want to let our alumni know that we appreciate them, will communicate with them regularly, and want their relationship with the Fogelman College to be a lifelong experience."

"Welcome Home, Alumni" is sponsored by the Business and Economics chapter of the U of M Alumni Association. For more information, call 901/678-3633.

FedEx Institute Opening Draws Near

FedEx InstituteNovember marks the beginning of a new era at the University of Memphis: The University's FedEx Institute of Technology will open its doors to the public for the first time. A daylong celebration is planned for the opening, and alumni are invited to attend the dedication, ribbon cutting and open house on Nov. 19 at the building site (near the corner of Central Avenue and Patterson) from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Institute, hailed as the single largest project in school history by President Shirley Raines, signals the U of M's overwhelming commitment to cutting-edge research and technological innovation. Slated to speak at the 11 a.m. dedication are FedEx Corp. CEO Frederick W. Smith, President Raines and other dignitaries. The official ribbon cutting immediately follows the dedication.

The open house will feature tours of the $23 million facility and demonstrations and displays from research areas that will be housed within the Institute, such as the Center for Intelligent Systems.

For more information about the Institute, visit http://fedex.memphis.edu.

Please join us in celebrating this milestone at the U of M!

Upcoming Alumni Events

The Houston Alumni Club invites you to a pre-game tailgate party before the Memphis at Houston game on Saturday, Oct. 18. The festivities will start at 5:30 p.m. on the west side of Robertson Stadium. Tailgate tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Parking will be available for $10 in the adjacent lot or $5 in the blue lot at the corner of Elgin and Cullen. Those interested should call 901/678-5314 or e-mail ekwalker@memphis.edu.


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