Memphis Matters February 2013



    Club & Chapter News

Atlanta Alumni Club
Join the Atlanta Alumni Club at its upcoming Tiger Basketball Watch Parties. All alumni, fans and friends are welcome. Cheer on our Tigers this Saturday, February 16, at 8 pm EST at Mazzy's Sports Bar & Grill as they take on the Marshall Thundering Herd. Click here to view a complete list of upcoming watch parties.

March Madness
Stay tuned for more information about Alumni Association March Madness activities! Check your email, the Go to the Game page and our Facebook page for updates!

CEHHS Alumni Chapter Hall of Fame Induction

February 2013



Hispanic Alumni Council
The Hispanic Alumni Council will host its first board meeting on Wednesday, February 20, at 5 pm in the Alumni Center. The Council will be discussing possible upcoming events, scholarships and welcoming new members. Join the Executive Board, including Frank Cardenas (BA '06), Alex Covarrubias (BBA '05), Faith Gil de Boren (BBA '02), Axel Iglesias (BBA '03), Sergio Mosqueda (BA '04), Jane Rodriguez (BS '98), Nestor Rodriguez (BA '02), Paul Vigil (BBA '01, MBA '07)To learn more and become involved in the Council, contact Alumni Coordinator Jacki Rodriguez at or 901/678-3119.

The UMAR Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, February 26, at the Ed & Eunice Ordman’s at 10:00 am. Please RSVP for address. Conversation about seed planting and house plants will take place on the back porch of home with a slide presentation. Lunch will be on your own at noon at New Nam King Chinese Restaurant. The Garden Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. For more information about the Garden Club or to RSVP, please contact Sheryl Maxwell at or 901/755-2131.

On the first Tuesday of each month, the UMAR Breakfast Bunch gathers at 9 am for a casual breakfast at the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery located in the Eastgate Shopping Center, at 5112 Park Avenue. The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 5. All UMAR members and U of M retirees are welcome. The cost of breakfast is on your own.  Contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at or 901/678-1333 for more information.

On Friday, March 22, at 12:00 noon, join UMAR members to hear who Newsweek states is one of America’s 50 most influential rabbis, Rabbi Micah Greenstein, talk about how “creation is ever-evolving, unfolding, and brimming with infinite possibilities.” Lunch will follow on-site in the Waffle Shop. Please note: UMAR members will meet before noon to park at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral on Poplar Ave. and then ride the shuttle to the event from there. Space will be limited, so please contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at or 901/678-1333 to RSVP by March 15.

Enjoy breakfast with the UMAR Book Club on Tuesday, March 26, at 11 am at Brother Juniper's before discussing this month's literary work,
The Greater Journey by David McCullough. The book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at or 901/678-1333.

CSD Alumni Club
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Alumni Club will host its annual Alumni Reception at the 43rd Annual Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders at the Hilton East Memphis on Thursday, February 28. Dr. David Zapala (PhD '93) will be honored as Outstanding Alumnus. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at or 901/678-3043.

University College Alumni Chapter Book Scholarship
Students that have a declared major with the University College are eligible to apply for the book scholarship. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 4. Click here
to learn more and download an application.

Alumni Association Scholarship
Children and grandchildren of Alumni Association members that will be incoming freshmen are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Click here to download an application today. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29.
2012 Centennial Distinguished Alumni Awards

Law Alumni Chapter
On Thursday, March 7, the Law Alumni Chapter will host a Young Alumni Reception for current and former officers of the Student Bar Association and the Black Law Student Association at the offices of Glassman, Edwards, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox,  26 North Second Street.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact Vanessa Knight at or 901/678-5314.
The Law Alumni Chapter will sponsor University of Memphis Law Review’s annual Symposium, "Breaking the Silence: Legal Voices in the Fight Against Human Trafficking", which will be held on Friday, March 22, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 North Front Street.  For more information, please email Memphis Law Review Symposium Editor Jessica Bradley at
On Saturday, April 6, the Law Alumni Chapter will sponsor Race Judicata 5K Run/Walk at Mississippi River Park at 51 North Riverside Drive.  Race Judicata benefits Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS), which provides free legal service to the elderly and low income families. For more information, contact: Christopher Tutor, Race Director

The Law Alumni Chapter will co-host the Law Week Launch Party, a gathering of local legal organizations, on Friday, April 26, from 5 to 7 pm in Court Square. This free event will feature food by the BBQ Shop and music by WALRUS. Members of the legal community are invited to attend, and are asked to bring a canned good or monetary donation to support the Mid-South Food Bank.  For more information contact the Alumni Association at or 901/678-ALUM.

Education, Health and Human Sciences Alumni Chapter

The CEHHS Alumni Chapter is accepting applications for its George W. Etheridge Education Alumni scholarship. This award is available to full-time students, both graduate and undergraduate, who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and are pursuing a degree within the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Recipients will have demonstrated service and leadership to the department, college, university and professional community. Financial need will be considered as part of the selection process. Application deadline is March 31. Click here to download an application.

Save the Date: CEHHS Alumni Chapter will host its annual Hall of Fame Reception & Induction Ceremony at the Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 23, at 6:00 pm. Come support the College and its 100+ year history, as they honor exceptional faculty and alumni. Proceeds from the event helped to establish the Alumni Chapter’s Centennial Scholarship. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at or 901/678-1333.

Alumni Day at FedExPark (Baseball & Softball)
The University of Memphis Alumni Association invites Alumni to come out and support the Women’s Softball Team and the Men’s Baseball team for Alumni Day at the Park on Saturday, March 16. The Women’s Softball team will play Tulsa at  1:00 pm at the Tigers Softball Complex followed by the baseball team's game against Kent State at 2:00 pm at FedExPark. Come join your Alumni Association and cheer on your Memphis Tigers. For more information contact Terez Wilson at or 901-678-5686.

Master of Public Administration Alumni Club
The MPA Alumni Club invites you to attend their next club meeting on Tuesday, March 26, at 5 pm in the Alumni Center. Learn about upcoming events and how you can get involved with the Board! For more information contact the Alumni Association at or 901/678-ALUM.

Engineering Alumni Chapter
Save the Date: In early April, the Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter will present its Outstanding Alumni Awards at the Herff College of Engineering's annual awards banquet, located at the U of M Holiday Inn. The Chapter will hold a silent auction before the dinner to benefit its book scholarship fund. To make a donation to the silent auction, please contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at or 901/678-1333. More details to follow.

FCBE Alumni Chapter
The Fogelman College of Business and Economics Alumni Chapter will host their annual golf tournament at Memphis Country Club on
Monday, April 29. Lunch and Registration are at noon, with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. Click here to download a registration form. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at or 901/678-3043.

Centennial Processional
Centennial Alumni Processional

Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship
Current University of Memphis graduate or doctorate students that attended the U of M as an undergraduate are eligible to apply for the Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship. The deadline is Friday, May 17. Click here

Other University of Memphis News

Million Meals Challenge

The University of Memphis, Ole Miss and Mississippi State are joining Kroger in the fight against hunger in Tennessee and Mississippi. Visit to select Memphis and make a monetary donation, or donate food at select Memphis Kroger stores, various on campus events, and food drives at the last Tiger football and basketball games. Each donation enters you for a chance to win a VIP College Basketball Championship Experience that includes 2 tickets to the Championship Weekend Series, $500 spending money and team gear. Other prizes include: sideline passes, autographed items, Kroger gift cards and much more. For more information contact Tiger Sports Properties by email or at 901/323-6618. The winner will  be announced on April 6 at the Blue & Gray Game.

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