UofM Alumni Association Will Honor Distinguished Alumni and Friends at May 21 Event

April 18, 2016 - The University of Memphis Alumni Association will present its 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards Saturday, May 21, beginning at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management, 3700 Central Ave.

Four individuals will be honored as Distinguished Alumni: The Honorable Tim J. Dwyer (BA '76, JD '80), General Sessions Criminal Court judge, Shelby County Drug Court; Dr. Barbara U. Prescott (BSEd '71, MEd '73), chair of PeopleFirst Partnership and vice president of Allie Prescott & Partners; Freddie A. Towler (BBA '84), vice president of Supply Chain, Pulp, Paper and Coated Paperboard for International Paper; and Anita Vaughn (BA '77, MPA '82), consultant for Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation and former CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women.

DeAngelo Williams, running back for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers and founder of the DeAngelo Williams Foundation, will be recognized as Honorary Outstanding Young Alumnus.

Mike and Marian Burns, community advocates and founders of Comtrak Logistics, and Willie Gregory, director of Global Community Impact for Nike Inc., will be honored as Honorary Alumni.

For more information, email alumniassociation@memphis.edu or call 901.678.2586.

Gabrielle Maxey