Happy Holidays from
the University of Memphis
U of M and Medtronic Enter Unique
Alumni Association Members Eligible for Scholarship
Give the Gift of
Membership this Holiday Season
Upcoming Alumni Events
During this time of year, our
campus is abuzz with students studying for final exams,
faculty grading papers and staff preparing for the next
semester. We know December is a busy month for you as well.
In the midst of all this excitement, we hope you
will keep your alma mater in mind and consider making a gift
to the University of Memphis. Your gift is tax deductible
and can be used for scholarships, professorships and needed
items such as library books and lab equipment. Contributions
of any size can and do make a difference to the University
of Memphis. For more information or to make a gift online,
please visit http://www.law.memphis.edu.
The University requires that all gifts made by credit card
be submitted by midnight on Dec. 28 to be processed in the
2006 calendar year.
On behalf of the Alumni
Association and the entire University of Memphis family,
thank you for your support and we hope you have a True Blue
The University of Memphis and
Medtronic have joined forces to provide real-world learning
experiences for undergraduate students through two new
programs. Funded by a $250,000 gift from Medtronic, the
Medtronic Team Challenge and the Medtronic
Research Fellowship will provide undergraduate students
at the U of M a taste of what it's like to engage in
team-based work or mentored research in a real-world,
corporate setting. Both represent programs the University
would like to replicate with other area employers.
Students planning to enter the U of M
in fall 2007 as first-time, incoming freshmen may apply for
the Alumni Association Scholarship. The award is a
four-year scholarship worth $1,000/year ($500/semester).
Relatives of Alumni Association members who have paid their
dues within the calendar year prior to the application
deadline are eligible. The scholarship program encourages
family of Alumni Association members to make the U of M
their first choice for higher education.
apply is January 31, 2007. For an application and details
regarding eligibility, go to http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/scholarship.html.
Recipients will be notified by the end of February, and must
accept by April 15. Please contact Becky McCoy at
901/678-2930 or firstname.lastname@example.org for
Looking for a gift for someone who has
everything? Or do you need something special for that new
graduate or Tiger fan? Consider the gift of membership in
the Alumni Association. Your $35 annual dues go a long way.
They are used to help sponsor activities like the Homecoming
parade, class reunions, pre-game Barn Bashes and other
Association activities. Dues are also used to fund as many
as 34 student scholarships, as well as four annual
Excellence in Teaching Awards, five Excellence in Research
Awards and two Excellence in Advising Awards to University
faculty and staff. Members receive many benefits, including
invitations to events, discounts at area businesses and
more. Purchase a membership today by contacting the Alumni
Office at 901/678-ALUM.
Thursday, Jan. 4, and Thursday, Jan.
11, meet other Chicago-based Tiger fans and friends
for a night of Memphis basketball. We will meet at Junior's
Sports Lounge at 7:45 p.m. to watch the Tigers take on
Cincinnati and Houston. Tip-off for both games is at 8 p.m.
Junior's is located at 724 West Maxwell (corner of Maxwell
Everyone is invited to come by
Newby's Bar and Restaurant Thursday, Jan. 11, to watch the
Tigers take on the University of Houston. Come see the game
on the big screen in a True Blue atmosphere. Tip-off is at 8
p.m. and the fun begins at 7:30 p.m. Are you a young
alum and not receiving invitations to our events? Send
your e-mail address to Lauren Isaacman at Lauren.Isaacman@memphis.edu
and join the mailing list.
and friends are invited to a pre-game reception Jan. 11 at 6
p.m. before Memphis takes on the University of Houston.
Tip-off for the game is 8 p.m. If you would like to attend,
please RSVP to Emily Jones by e-mail at email@example.com
or by phone at 800/678-TRAX.
Come out Dec. 20 at
7:30 p.m., Jan. 4 at 7 p.m., and Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. for
Memphis basketball watch parties with other
Nashville-area based Tigers. We will meet at The
Athletic Club, 820 Crescent Centre Drive in Franklin
(located inside the Embassy Suites) and watch the Tigers
take on Arizona, Cincinnati and East Carolina. The Nashville
Alumni Club meets for most televised games.
20 and 23, and Jan. 4, 11, 13, 16 and 20, join the
Atlanta-area based Tigers for basketball watch
parties at the official home of Memphis Tigers in Atlanta -
Barnacles, located at 6365 Peachtree Blvd. in Doraville.
This group meets for most televised
Orlando-area alumni and friends are
invited to a pre-game reception Wednesday, Jan. 31, before
Memphis takes on the University of Central Florida. Tip-off
for the game is 6:00 p.m. If you would like to attend, RSVP
to Emily Jones by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 800/678-TRAX.
Meet other Herff
College of Engineering alumni to share career advice and
life-after-college tips with senior engineering students at
the inaugural Student and Alumni Mixer. This casual social
event will include light appetizers and refreshments. Come
see old friends and meet current students Jan. 25 from 6-8
p.m. at the Alumni Center, located at 635 Normal Street. To
RSVP or for more information, contact Gwen Cook at
901/678-3119 or at email@example.com
by Jan. 23, 2007.
The Alumni Association, in
conjunction with Tiger Athletics, will be sponsoring a
fun zone before all C-USA home basketball games at
FedExForum this season. We will be stationed in the main
lobby. Come by and see us and get your temporary Tiger
tattoo or blue and silver Mardi Gras beads.
an alum living in Little Rock who would like to get
together for watch parties and other true blue Memphis
events? If so, contact alumni coordinator Emily Jones about
re-launching the Little Rock Alumni Club. You can reach her
by phone at 800/678-TRAX or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you an alum living in Jackson, Miss., who
would like to get together for watch parties and other true
blue Memphis events? If so, contact alumni coordinator Emily
Jones about re-launching the Jackson, Miss., Alumni Club.
You can reach her by phone at 800/678-TRAX or by e-mail at