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Malasri and Snyder tapped for Distinguished Advising honors

Grant, Jackson selected for Briggs Teaching Award

Dixie Crase and Alisha Rose Henderson receive Hammond Award

Five professors selected for Distinguished Research Award

Four professors chosen for Distinguished Teaching Award

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Dixie Crase and Alisha Rose Henderson receive Hammond Award
Two individuals who have helped make the University of Memphis a national leader in internships were honored with the Allen J. Hammond Presidential Service Award. Dr. Dixie Crase, a professor in the University College and director of academic internships, and Alisha Rose Henderson, director of Career Services, were recognized at a ceremony on May 6.
Alicia Rose Henderson and Dixie Crase
(left to right) Alisha Rose Henderson, Dr. Shirley Raines, and Dixie Crase

For more than 40 years, Crase has been committed to meeting the needs of students and community partners through her teaching, research and service. She has served as faculty, chair and director of academic internships. In 1975, Crase was the recipient of the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Within the University College, she has received the Outstanding Advisor Award, Distinguished Faculty Award, and the Alma Bucovaz Award for Urban Studies. In 2007 she served as president of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and shares her professional expertise as an AAFCS accreditation site visitor for university programs across the country.

Crase’s supportive administrative style and collegial approach have enhanced the significance of the exceptional internship experiences available to U of M students.

Since her arrival at the U of M in 2006, Henderson has led the highly respected Career Services Office with a relationship-building model. Her integrated approach to student services ensures that U of M graduates are prepared to enter a global workforce. She recognizes that career development and planning are important factors in student success and to the strategic mission of the University. Henderson is dedicated to providing support to students and alumni as they identify and achieve their career goals. Her credentials include certifications in career coaching, job search training, and mediation. She is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the Southeastern Association of Colleges and Employers, and previously served on the board of the Tennessee Association of Colleges and Employers.

The collaborative efforts of the Office of Academic Internships, Career Services and the Internship Team have strengthened productive partnerships leading to competitive career opportunities for students and alumni. In fall 2012, the University of Memphis was named one of the top ten internship programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

The Hammond Award is not given every year, but is reserved for special recognition of those who have rendered significant service to the University. Once called the Presidential Award for Exceptional Service, the name was changed to honor the University’s late director of student financial aid. 

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