end of March will mark the culmination of our 90th Anniversary
Celebration. Since our alumni are a vital part of U of M past,
present and future, we hope you will make plans to join us
for the festivities, which include an outdoor festival on
the new Student Plaza at 3 p.m. on March 27. The festival
will feature live music, commemorative CDs, food and games
that will be surely be fun for all. A schedule of events is
available online at http://www.memphis.edu/90th/events.html.
the Tigers are at Play, Catch the Action at DAA!
Methodist Healthcare, U of M Announce
Health Care Economics Center
Business, Engineering, Arts and Sciences
Colleges Hold April Events
Events Set for Carson Retirement
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you know, this has been exciting year for University of Memphis
basketball. Our Tigers are headed to the NCAA tournament, and
should they happen to be playing in the tournament on March
22, the night of our Distinguished Alumni Awards gala (and we
hope they will be!), you can rest assured that we will accommodate
those Tiger fans who don't want to miss a moment of action.
We will have video screens in the ballroom to catch all of the
action as part of our alumni celebration as we honor Eugene
K. Cashman, Jr., Eric Jerome Dickey, Frank L.
Flautt, Jr., Allie J. Prescott III, and the late
Christie Watts Kelly.
year's gala promises to be lots of fun as we honor amazing
individuals and raise money for much needed scholarships through
our silent auction. If you require addition information concerning
the details of the Distinguished Alumni Awards, please feel
free to contact us at (901) 678-5314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Le Bonheur Healthcare and the U of M have joined forces to create
the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Health Care Economics.
The Center, made possible by a $1 million gift from LHS, Inc.,
will focus on improving the efficiency of governmental medical
programs and study the impact of regional and state trends in
Cyril Chang, professor of economics at the U of M and a voluntary
professor in the department of preventive medicine in the
College of Medicine and department of community nursing at
the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been
named director of the Center.
to Dr. Chang, the Center will tackle issues affecting Memphis
and the state of Tennessee, including TennCare, high costs
of health care and insurance premiums and mental health care
needs of high-need individuals.
Center will serve both as a catalyst for health care research
within the university community and a bridge between the University
of Memphis and the external communities it serves," Dr.
project launches phase 2 of a five-year, $5 million partnership
between LHS and the U of M. Phase 1 was the successful launch
of the Maurice Elliott Leadership Institute. See http://www.memphis.edu/releases/mar03/healthcare.html
for more information.
Fogelman College of Business and Economics chapter of the
U of M Alumni Association will host Alumni Day on
April 14. During the Alumni Day luncheon, William H. Watkins,
managing partner of Watkins Uiberall, PLLC, CPAs, will receive
the college's Outstanding Alumnus Award and Willard R. Sparks,
CEO of Sparks Companies, Inc. will be named Friend of the College
for his contributions to the advancement of the University,
especially the Fogelman College. Vicki Palmer, senior
vice president and treasurer of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Atlanta,
will be the keynote speaker. Proceeds from the luncheon will
support scholarships at Fogelman College. For more information,
call (901) 678-1618.
Herff College of Engineering will hold its Annual
Awards Dinner on April 1. This year's Outstanding Alumnus
is Rick A. Smith, M.D. Dr. Smith graduated Magna Cum
Laude from the Herff College of Engineering in 1979 with a degree
in Electrical Engineering. He is currently an associate physician
of the Mid-South Urology Group. Recipients of this year's Herff
Honor Awards for Distinguished Service in Engineering include
Donald O. Barber '83, senior vice president for air operations
for FedEx Express; Carol Ferguson, retired academic advisor
for the Herff College of Engineering; and George Cates,
William Rudner and R. Eugene Smith, who are being
honored for their service as trustees of the Herbert Herff Trust.
Awards will also be presented to Paul Palazolo for Outstanding
Faculty Teaching, Jae Rho (posthumously) for Outstanding
Faculty Research, and Trish Vasser for Outstanding Staff.
For more information, call (901) 678-2538 or e-mail email@example.com.
The College of Arts and Sciences will host its second
annual Great Conversations dinner event April 10. Attendees
have the opportunity to choose from a number of topics, ranging
from "Gangs in Memphis" to "The Astrophysics of Black Holes,"
then enjoy an evening of dinner and conversation with an expert
in that area. More information about this event is available
online at http://cas.memphis.edu/conversations/
or by calling (901) 678-1618.
26 years of service to the University of Memphis, Dr. Donald
K. Carson, Vice President of Student Affairs, will be retiring.
We will all be sad to see Dr. Carson leave, so a few events
have been planned during the month of April to honor him.
are invited to attend a reception to be held on April 24 from
3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Administration Building Atrium.
Evening with Doc," a retirement dinner honoring Dr.
Carson is also planned for the evening of April 25. The dinner
will be held in the University Holiday Inn's Wilson Ballroom.
Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased by April
18. Please contact Meta Laabs at (901) 678-5271 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information.
tax-deductible contribution may also be made to the Donald
K. Carson Leadership Scholarship. Donations received by
April 18th will be acknowledged at the retirement dinner.
to the January 2003 issue of the Observer, the communication
tool for the American Psychological Society, the U of M Department
of Psychology ranked 8th in the nation for federally financed
research and development expenditures in that year.