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U of M College Will Honor Exceptional Alumni and Faculty at Hall of Fame Reception March 25
Contact: Brandon Hoyer

March 12, 2014 - The University of Memphis College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Alumni Chapter will hold its third annual Hall of Fame Reception and Induction Ceremony Tuesday, March 25, at 6 p.m. in the Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway Hall of Fame, 570 Normal St. The event will honor exceptional alumni and faculty from the University's 100-plus year history.

The 2013 Hall of Fame inductees include:

  • Madan M. Birla, global speaker, consultant and trainer for executive education programs;
  • Allyson Chick, 2013 Tennessee Teacher of the Year, teacher at Richland Elementary School;
  • Joseph A. Clayton, former president of the Briarcrest Christian School System;
  • Marvis LaVerne Kneeland-Jones, one of the "Memphis State Eight" and retired teacher;
  • Sharon K. McNary, principal at Richland Elementary;
  • Dr. Eli T. Morris, chairman of the board of Oasis of Hope; and
  • Dr. Patricia H. Murrell, retired professor emeritus, University of Memphis Department of Leadership.

The cost is $35 per person for Alumni Association members or $40 for those who are not yet members. Proceeds will benefit the chapter's Centennial Scholarship.

Reservations can be made by contacting or 901-678-1333 by March 18.


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