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Business Leaders Will Teach the "Real World" to U of M Business Students
For release: Feb. 27, 2001
For more information, contact Curt Guenther

Local business leaders will teach morning classes and two outstanding business people will be honored during the annual Career Day on Tuesday, March 6, at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at The University of Memphis.

Ms. Laurie Tucker, senior vice president for global marketing with FedEx Corporate Services, will be awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from the College. Holiday Inns founder Kemmons Wilson will be given special recognition for his contributions to The University of Memphis in the form of the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management.

Keynote speaker at the luncheon will be Bob Eoff, president and general manager of WREG television and divisional vice president of The New York Times Broadcast Group, of which WREG is the local affiliate.

Serving as professors for the classes that day will be representatives from AutoZone, Bank of Bartlett, BellSouth, Buckeye, FedEx, First Tennessee Bank, Memphis Cleaning Solutions, Memphis Light, Gas & Water, Perkins Family Restaurants, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals America. All the speakers are alumni of the Fogelman College.

The event is sponsored by the Business and Economics chapter of the University of Memphis Alumni Association. Terry Morris is president of the chapter, and Jon McGlothian is president-elect; McGlothian is also chairman of this year's Career Day.

For more information, call 901-678-1618.

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