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the Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901/678-2586.
Arts & Sciences
The chapter hosted a reception in April for the Department of Philosophy’s presentation
of Plato’s Apology in the new University Center.
The chapter hosted its alumni reception in February at the Mid-South Conference on
Communicative Disorders. The chapter presented its Outstanding Alumna Award to Dr.
Constance Qualls (PhD ’98), professor and chair of speech-language pathology at Buffalo
State College, spring 2010 visiting professor of communication disorders at Texas
State University-San Marcos, and American Speech- Language-Hearing Association vice
president for science and research; and recognized Anna Kharlamova as Outstanding
The chapter hosted the 2010 Mid-South Indoor Percussion and Color Guard Competition
in March. This annual spring event assembled local high schools to showcase their
specialized skills and talents.
Business & Economics
The FCBE chapter hosted a golf tournament in April. Golfers and sponsors enjoyed lunch
followed by a shotgun start. The day concluded with an awards presentation. The tournament
focused on the college and raised money for the chapter’s Building Renovation Fund.
The Herff College of Engineering alumni chapter hosted an alumni/ student mixer in
February at the Alumni Center. Students and alumni networked and enjoyed the opportunity
to catch up and connect with students and recent graduates.
The chapter honored Ron Driggers (BSEE ’84, MS ’86, PhD ’90), superintendent of the
Naval Research Lab Optical Sciences Division and editor of Optical Engineering, the
Naval Research Laboratory’s journal, at the Engineering Awards Dinner in March.
Future Alumni of Memphis (FAM), the Association’s new student group, hosted its inaugural
Blue and Gray Ball at Central Station in downtown Memphis in February. Students enjoyed
live entertainment from U of M alumni and friends, including Ingram Hill, Alexis Grace
and Al Kapone.
The club hosted its spring mentorship mixer in March at the Alumni Center. Markova
Reed (BA ’06), anchor for WREG-TV’s Daybreak, spoke with the group about the importance
of community involvement.
The chapter, in collaboration with the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, hosted the
Grand Opening Celebration of the new home of the Law School in January with nearly
2,000 in attendance. Guests enjoyed “Best of Memphis” cuisine and entertainment throughout
the building. View photos and videos from the gala by visiting www. memphis.edu/alumni/lawgala.
Law School reunions for various classes were held the same weekend as the gala.
The third annual Law School Legacy Luncheon was held in March to honor legacy relations
in the Class of 2012. The luncheon provided Law Alumni board members, legacy relatives,
faculty and students a time to share stories, advice and an opportunity to gather
at the new Law School.
Luther C. McClellan
At the Black History Month closing ceremony, the LCM chapter awarded scholarships
to senior political science and international studies major Terrance Stevenson and
junior political science major James Johnson. These students have shown outstanding
academic achievement, leadership qualities and community involvement.
Master of Public Administration
The club hosted a luncheon to honor the 2010 Pi Alpha Alpha class in March. A panel
discussion featured Marcia Boyd (BS ’68, MPA ’80), quality manager in the Shelby County
Mayor’s Office; William “Bo” Mills (MPA ’93), public services director for the City
of Germantown; and Venita Walker (BA ’98, MPA ’01), policy development specialist
with Memphis City Schools.
The Music Society and the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music celebrated Jazz Week in
March with a wine and cheese reception prior to a performance in Harris Concert Hall.
Many music alumni and friends gathered to share in a great night of music and socializing.
The Loewenberg School of Nursing Alumni Chapter honored Paula Dycus (BSN ’97), administrative
director of professional practice and research at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Inc., and Paula Spears (BSN ’81), executive director of the Nursing Institute of the
Mid-South, at its Outstanding Nursing Awards luncheon in April in the University Center.
Theatre & Dance
The club hosted an alumni night during a performance of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever in
February on the Theatre and Communication Building’s main stage. Alumni Association
members enjoyed the reception and final dress rehearsal performance.
The University of Memphis Association of Retirees recognized its scholarship recipient,
senior psychology major Jessica Dawn Voyles, at its holiday luncheon in December.
UMAR hosted many events this spring, including a Valentine’s Day dinner and play,
lunch and tour of the Law School, two book club meetings, and a lunch and lecture
The chapter awarded $500 book scholarships to University College students Angelica
Hardin and Pianna Duerkes at the college’s annual awards ceremony in April.
Young Alumni Committee
The Young Alumni Committee hosted many local young alumni, fans and friends for a
pre-game party before the Memphis vs. Gonzaga basketball game. Alumni Association
members received special discounts and guests participated in giveaways.
The committee served as greeters, hosts and guides at the University Center preview
event in March. Committee members helped to guide guests around the new UC and were
on hand to show where many new student organizations are now housed.
The Atlanta Alumni Club held watch parties throughout the 2009- 10 basketball season
and tournament games.
The Dallas Alumni Club hosted a pre-game lunch in late January before the Tigers took
on SMU. The club enjoyed a barbecue buffet before the game.
The Denver Alumni Club hosted watch parties throughout the 2009-10 basketball season
and tournament games. In February, the club gathered for a Memphis Grizzlies game
to support former Tiger basketball standouts.
Houston Alumni Club leaders met with Alumni Association representatives to discuss
upcoming events before the Tigers played Houston in late February.
The Nashville Alumni Club assisted in hosting football coach Larry Porter, men’s basketball
coach Josh Pastner and women’s basketball coach Melissa McFerrin during the recent
Tiger Tour at the Frist Center.
New Orleans/Baton Rouge
The New Orleans/Baton Rouge Alumni Club leaders had dinner with Association representatives
before the Tigers played Tulane in February.
The New York Alumni Club hosted watch parties throughout the 2009-10 basketball season
and tournament games.
The San Antonio/Austin Alumni Club hosted a watch party for the Memphis vs. Gonzaga
game in February.
The St. Louis Alumni Club hosted a watch party while the Tigers played Gonzaga in
The Washington, D.C., Alumni Club hosted a watch party while the Tigers took on Houston
The Alumni Association is looking to expand and form more TRUE BLUE Clubs across the
country. If you’d like to assist in the expansion, contact the Alumni Association
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