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More May Features:

Lindner Receives Highest Honor
The U of M Steps into India
Study Abroad a Perfect Cup of Tea
AUSP Lends Helping Hand
Distinguished Teaching Award
Two Honored with Briggs Award
Research/Creative Awards go to 5
Going the Distance
Taking Note
Poteet Honored with Award
Green Fee
Rushing School of Music Director


May 2010 Briefs

The popular “The Delta. Everything Southern!” conference is returning to the University of Memphis June 3 at the Fogelman Executive Center. The conference begins at 8:15 a.m. and has an impressive list of experts on the history, life and culture of the Delta. Past conferences have sold out in advance. New this year is online registration: visit http://www.memphis.edu
for registration information and other details.

The U of M Moot Court travel team finished second in the National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition in Boston last month. After winning the Southern Regional Championship, team members LaChina Algers and Joseph McKinney advanced to the national competition.

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Poteet honored with prestigious Hammond Presidential Award

Tony Poteet
Tony Poteet
Tony Poteet, assistant vice president of campus planning and design at the University of Memphis, has been chosen to receive one the most prestigious honors for service to the University. He received the Allen J. Hammond Presidential Award during the annual Faculty Convocation in April at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

“To see Tony’s impact on the University of Memphis, one only has to take a quick look around campus — the results of his work are visible at almost every turn,” said University of Memphis President Shirley Raines.

Poteet was a guiding force behind construction of a building that has quickly become the hub of student life on campus, the new University Center. The UC has a 24-hour computer lab, technology hub, ballroom, restaurants and conference and lounge areas for students.

Poteet also has played an important role in the construction of West Hall, a new dormitory that will open in the fall. The building has garnered national attention for its sustainable design and “neighborhood” living-learning concept. It features office space, classrooms and living areas, along with the latest in technology.

His influence also stretches into downtown, where the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law opened to rave reviews in January. The U of M has one of the top law school facilities in the nation in the refurbished former U.S. Postal Service Customs House on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Poteet went to great lengths to ensure that the building retained its past historical significance while constructing a law school that is unsurpassed in learning and technological features.

Other projects Poteet has been involved in include the U of M’s new baseball stadium, FedExPark and the Frank Flautt Golf Center.

Poteet earned two degrees from the U of M: a bachelor of science in engineering technology in 1983 and a master’s degree in city and regional planning in 1995. In 1997, he became a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Poteet began his professional career in 1984 as the assistant to the director of Physical Plant and Planning.

The Hammond Award (named in honor of Allen J. Hammond) is reserved for recognition of people who have rendered significant service to the University.

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