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May 2005

U of M Earns High Marks from SACS
Thanks for a Great Year!
- Be a Part of the Momentum: Join Today
Nursing Students Score Perfect
Reminder: Celebrate the Season in the University District Tomorrow
Upcoming Alumni Events

U of M Earns High Marks from SACS

The University of Memphis completed its three-year reaffirmation process recently when the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) on-site team visited campus. At the team's exit interview, they indicated the U of M was in full compliance with all SACS standards. In addition, the committee commended the University for a strong, well-based Quality Enhancement Plan.

The Quality Enhancement Plan focuses on development of learning communities, which are small groupings of students who take classes together during their first semester of college. The plan's goal is to establish a new environment for entering freshmen that provides a socially and academically engaging experience to extend learning opportunities and lead to enhanced student success. The U of M learning communities program is modeled after the highly successful and award-winning program at Georgia State University.

The committee's report will be forwarded to the full commission for reaffirmation at the December 2005 SACS meeting.


Thanks for a Great Year!

As we near the close of our first major Alumni Association membership drive in recent years, we would like to sincerely thank our members and our life members for making this year truly remarkable for the University of Memphis. Here are just some of the new initiatives the Association has seen through this year:

  • Established Alumni Association bylaws and created a member handbook
  • Released a new member kit for first-time members
  • Held barn parties prior to each home football game and Tiger Treks to each away football game
  • Created five new clubs and chapters
  • Launched Career Encounters mentoring program with Career Services
  • Revamped the member benefits package

In addition, our clubs and chapters are doing wonderful things - funding scholarships, establishing mentoring programs and holding networking events. There's still time to join this year, so if you've been thinking about becoming a member of the Alumni Association, JOIN TODAY at http://www.memphis.edu/alumni_online. Wait and see what we've got planned for 2005-06!

Nursing Students Score Perfect

They're perfect!

Students from the University of Memphis' Loewenberg School of Nursing scored a 100 percent passage rate on the December 2004 NCLEX (National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination).

All nurses in the United States and its territories must take the NCLEX, which demonstrates competence to practice nursing at the entry level. Passing the NCLEX is one of the requirements for attaining a nursing license.

Now Accepting Nominations for Alumni Association Board

Nominations are being taken for positions on the Alumni Association National Executive Board of Directors. For requirements and expectation guidelines and directions for sending in your nominations, please visit http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/nominations.html. The deadline for received nominations is May 25.

From June 1 to June 15, Alumni Association members will be asked to go to http://www.memphis.edu/alumni to vote on the slate of candidates. This will serve as your only notice. Please mark your calendars!

Upcoming Alumni Events

Saturday, May 21, is Life Member Appreciation Day at the Nat Buring Stadium. All Alumni Association Life Members get in FREE and receive a coupon for a free hotdog or hamburger combination meal! Be there at 1 p.m. to see the Tigers take on the Charlotte '49ers. See you and your family at the game!

Law school alumni who are Redbirds fans can earn CLE credit and take in a game, all in a day's work. The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and the Law Alumni Chapter will be holding a three-hour CLE course on Friday, June 17, at the Radisson Hotel Downtown. Immediately afterward, we'll enjoy a night at AutoZone Park and watch the Redbirds take on the Albuquerque Isotopes at 7:05 pm. We'll enjoy dinner and drinks on the Union Avenue balcony. Your friends and family are welcome, so make plans to have them meet you at the park. Please fill out and return the form at http://www.memphis.edu/enews/law_cle_061705.pdf. Seating is limited so make plans to attend today! For more information, please contact Emily Jones at (901) 678-1782 or via e-mail at emilyjones@memphis.edu.


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