President Shirley Raines and the University of Memphis honored former Tennessee State
Senator Curtis S. Person (BS ’56) earlier this year by naming the plaza adjacent to
the University Center after him.
Person is founder and charter president of the U of M Rebounders, recipient of a U
of M Distinguished Alumni Award in 1982 and former president of the U of M National
Alumni Association. He served in the state Senate from 1968 to 2006 after a term in
the state House of Representatives. He has been a strong advocate of the U of M since
he was a student here in the 1950s.
Photo by Rhonda Cosentino.