UofM Alumni Association Will Honor Its Best and Brightest April 1

March 10, 2017 - The University of Memphis Alumni Association will present its 37th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Saturday, April 1, at the Shelby Farms FedEx Event Center.

The honorees include: Distinguished Alumnus – Jim Dean (BSET '80), president of SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove in Orlando, Fla.; Distinguished Alumni – Marvin Ellison (BBA '89), chairman and CEO of JCPenney, and Sharyn Ellison (BBA '89), president and founder of The Ellison Foundation; Outstanding Young Alumnus – Dr. Mario E. Brown (BS '03, EdD '12), manager of Leader Assessment and Development for First Horizon National Corp.; and Honorary Alumnus – Tom Shadyac, filmmaker-in-residence at the UofM.

The title sponsor for the event is JCPenney. Proceeds from the event benefit Alumni Association programming.

The deadline is March 27. For more information, contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901.678.2586.

Contact: Gabrielle Maxey