Sought for Outstanding Professors
Tiger Fans: The "Early Bird"
Gets the Goodies
F.W. de Klerk to Visit U of M
Upcoming Alumni Events
Hedges to Lead Alumni and Constituent
Activities at U of M
Visit New Online Calendar for Latest Event
you have a professor at the U of M who was an exceptional
teacher? The Alumni Association and the Thomas W. Briggs Foundation
are soliciting nominations for awards recognizing excellence
University of Memphis Alumni Association invites all graduates
within the last three years to nominate a former professor
for the 2004 Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award,
which recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching. Please
go to the Distinguished Teaching Award Web site to make your
Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award honors
professors for outstanding undergraduate teaching and an overall
commitment to undergraduate education. Award nominees must
be full-time faculty members at the University of Memphis
and must be currently teaching undergraduate courses. Past
recipients are not eligible. The nomination deadline is 4
p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2003.
details about the Briggs Award and a link to the nomination
form are available online at http://www.memphis.edu/briggs.html.
In 2003, the University of Memphis Tiger football team experienced
a breakthrough season resulting in a New Orleans Bowl Championship.
The success of our program would not have been possible without
the "Relentless" support of our fans.
enthusiastic about the upcoming 2004 season and invite you
to be a part of the excitement by taking advantage of our
"Early Bird Special." If you order season tickets
by March 15, you will receive a free 2003 Limited Edition
Bowl Print and a free 2003 Season Highlight Video.
order your season tickets, print out the online ticket form
or phone the Tiger Ticket Office at 901/678-2331. If you have
any questions or need further information please call 901/678-4142.
Thanks in advance for your support.
U of M will host a visit of former South African President and
Nobel Peace Prize winner F.W. de Klerk on March 30 as a part
of the TechsposiUM 2004 conference. Noted for his efforts to
dismantle apartheid in South Africa, for freeing Nelson Mandela
and for working with Mandela on South African reform, de Klerk
has been widely recognized for continuing to promote democratization
and development in Africa.
de Klerk will address invited guests and interested members
of the community at a luncheon held in his honor at the University
Holiday Inn Ballroom. More details about the luncheon and
TechsposiUM will be posted at http://www.memphis.edu/globalteched
as they become available.
alumni are invited to a watch party on Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. EST
for the Memphis at Louisville game. Join us at Champion's in
Charlotte Marriott City Center to cheer on the Tigers. RSVP
to firstname.lastname@example.org or 901/678-5314 by Feb. 20.
Atlanta Alumni Club will hold a meeting and watch party
on March 6 at Barnacle's on Tilly Mill off Peachtree Industrial
Blvd. The meeting will start at 2:30 p.m. EST, followed by
the Tigers at Cincinnati at 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions,
please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at email@example.com
Nashville Alumni Club will hold a watch party for the
Cincinnati game on March 6 at Bailey's Pub and Grille. Please
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 901/678-5314.
and Speech-Language Pathology alumni are invited to a
reception at the Downtown Marriott on March 11 from 5:30 p.m.
to 7 p.m. followed by dinner at the Rendezvous. Please RSVP
to Jamie Edrington at email@example.com or 901/683-8825
by March 1.
Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter will hold
its Engineering Alumni Dinner March 18 at 6 p.m. at
the University Holiday Inn. Rick Bursi will receive this year's
Outstanding Alumnus Award, and Distinguished Service in Engineering
Awards will go to Phillip G. Coop, Jack E. Parr, and Michael
E. Pohlman. Tickets are $30 per person. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
or 901/678-4933 by March 12.
your calendars! The Distinguished Alumni Awards gala
has been moved to June 12. More details will be available
in upcoming issues of the e-newsletter.
Tammy Hedges has been named director of alumni and
constituent programs and executive director of the Alumni
Association. Hedges has been with the U of M since 1994, when
she began her career as coordinator of student activities
for the Student Activities Council.
December 1999, Hedges was appointed director of alumni affairs
and special events in the Marketing and Advancement Division.
She worked to coordinate such events as the Distinguished
Alumni Awards gala, the 5K alumni run, alumni golf tournaments,
the alumni 50-year reunion, Homecoming, and most recently
the alumni trip to the New Orleans Bowl.
works with the alumni chapters and clubs to recruit new members
and enhance events, coordinates events with the Alumni Association
national board, and acts as liaison with the University of
Memphis Society and the Half Century Club.
U of M recently launched a new Web-based event calendar that
is improving the way activities and events are scheduled on
the University campus. For our alumni and friends, this calendar
means one-stop shopping for information on upcoming alumni events,
performances, lectures, community events and more.
visit the new University calendar, http://events.memphis.edu,
and take advantage of the wealth of activities we offer to
alumni and the Memphis community.