of M Closes 2002 with Pair of Major Gifts
the 2003 Alumni Association Board
Nominations Sought for Briggs Teaching Award
Upcoming Alumni Events
The U of M ended 2002 on a positive note, becoming the new
owner of the former hospital at the
Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, Tenn.,
and receiving a grant from the State of Tennessee for reworking
Central Avenue and constructing a pair of pedestrian crosswalks.
transfer of the facility was made official by U.S. Rep. John
Tanner, who represents the Millington area in Congress. The
six-story hospital and several smaller adjacent buildings,
totaling 250,000 square feet on 38 acres of land, will be
used for higher education programs and related activities.
Programs could include continuing education and other distance
education classes, and space will be used for offices for
research labs and University-related operations.
Millington site will also be useful in working with the U.S.
Navy, which requires its mid-level and upper-level officers
to hold master's degrees.
University was also granted $775,000 from the State of Tennessee
for re-working Central Avenue and for construction of two
overhead crosswalks for pedestrians. The crosswalks will be
built over Central Avenue between the campus and the large
parking lot just north of Central.
crosswalk will lead to the Herff College of Engineering and
the other will lead to the plaza area near the College of
Communications and Fine Arts. Central Avenue itself will be
lowered along its path near the University. Planners estimate
it will take two to three years to complete.
Glassman (BA '69, JD '72), president, is the senior partner
of Glassman, Edwards, Wade and Wyatt P.C., where his practice
focuses on representation of lawyers involved in the defense
of malpractice and disciplinary actions and defense of commercial
carriers in accident and business litigation. A civic and
community leader, he has served on the boards of Big Brothers/Big
Sisters of Memphis and the Memphis and Shelby County Convention
Center, and Glassman currently chairs the University's Distinguished
Alumni Awards gala. This will be his second consecutive year
as Alumni Association president.
Graeter (BBA '86), president-elect, has been a member
of the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2000 and
served as treasurer in 2002. She has held positions on a number
of local boards, including president of the Millington Area
Chamber of Commerce. Graeter has chaired numerous special
events, including the 1999 U of M Spring Fling and the U of
M Golf Classic for the past five years. Graeter is currently
the VP/Controller for Bank of Bartlett.
Barr ('73), treasurer, has been news co-anchor at WHBQ-
TV in Memphis since the early 1980s. Barr's career has taken
her to locales like Paris and St. Petersburg, Russia. Her
current focus is on FOX 13's weekly "Building Better
Minds" report on successful students from the Memphis
area. In addition to the Alumni Association Board, she serves
on numerous community and agency boards and frequently speaks
to area schools and civic groups. Barr was the 2001 recipient
of the Journalism Alumni Chapter's Charles Thornton Outstanding
Lloyd (BBA '76), past president, is president of Physicians
Advisory Company, a firm which provides practice consulting
services for physicians. He has also served as CEO for UniPhy
Healthcare of Memphis and president and CEO of Healthcare
Strategies, Inc. Lloyd is a very active supporter of Tiger
athletics. He is a past president of the Highland Hundred,
a support group for U of M football, and has served on the
board of Tiger Clubs.
you remember a favorite professor from your days at the U
of M? The development office is seeking nominations for the
2002-03 Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching
Award. The Briggs award honors professors for outstanding
undergraduate teaching and an overall commitment to undergraduate
award recipients are:
1996-97: Dr. Kevin Hagopian & Dr. Phillip Kolbe
Dr. Thomas Caplinger & Dr. Ruthbeth Finerman
Dr. Jack Grubaugh & Dr. Mark Timmons
Dr. Julia Heath & Dr. Thomas D. Mason
Ms. Candace Justice & Dr. Robert Marchini
Dr. Melvin Beck & Dr. Charles Camp
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 Monday, Feb. 3, 2003.
details and a link to the nomination form are available online
of M at TCU men's basketball watch party. Feb. 8, 2003,
Ft. Worth, Texas. Pre-game gathering at 11 a.m., Dee J. Kelly
Alumni and Visitors Center. The Alumni Association will provide
refreshments, and parking will be available in the Visitors'
lots. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. For reception reservations
and game ticket information, please call (901) 678-5314 or
RSVP deadline is Feb. 3.
University of Memphis Distinguished Alumni Awards gala
will be held Saturday, Mar. 22 at the Peabody Hotel. To make
reservations for this year's gala, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (901) 678-5314.
tuned for information on upcoming events in Nashville,
Tampa, Houston, Birmingham, New York,
Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Details will be
listed in future e-newsletters and on http://www.memphis.edu/alumnievents.html
as they become available.