Alumni Association Spotlights Bobby Wharton
Bobby Wharton (BSET ’75) defines what it means to be a True Blue Tiger.
Bobby has given to Professorships in the University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering
for almost ten years. His generosity provides critical support for an outstanding
Bobby understands the importance of alumni involvement. He is a lifetime member of
the University of Memphis Alumni Association and has served as president of the University
of Memphis National Alumni Association. He currently serves on the Herff College of
Engineering’s Alumni Board. In 2006 Bobby received the True Blue Tradition Award,
which is awarded annually by the Alumni Association to those who have made significant
contributions to creating and continuing traditions at the U of M.
Bobby’s commitment to the University’s Athletics Department is equally impressive.
Bobby was the “godfather” and care provider for TOM II, he served as president of
the Highland Hundred and he can be seen at every football game driving the Tiger football
Bobby’s passion for the University of Memphis is an inspiration to many. When asked
why Bobby does so much for the University of Memphis, his response is, “I would not
be where I am today without my University education and for that I owe it a debt of