Welcome to TigerLIFE!

TigerLIFE Completion Award Ceremony 2019
Completion Award Ceremony 2019
Our thanks to the following for making this day so special and memorable
for our students, families and staff:
Dr. M. David Rudd, President, University of Memphis
The Honorable Jim Strickland, Mayor of Memphis
Dr. Alfred Hall, Assistant Dean, College of Education
Dr. Steven L. West, Professor & Chair, CEPR
Completion Ceremony

 The 2nd Annual LIFE Ball for All was a huge success!
Great crowd and all had a "ball"!
Life Ball 2019

Life Ball 2019

Our TigerLIFE community-based externships are expanding all the time....

here we are at Dreamers' Coffee and we are happy to be there!
Dreamers' Coffee Externship

 Congrats to our Awardees - Completion Ceremony December 8, 2018

2018 Awardees

Dec Completion Ceremony

Read the TigerLIFE newsletter:
Vol. 3, Issue 1
Inside TigerLIFE
View previous newsletters:
Vol. 1, Issue 1
Vol. 1, Issue 2
Vol. 1, Issue 3
Vol. 2, Issue 1
Vol. 2, Issue 2
Vol. 2, Issue 3

Homecoming 2018 Activities with TigerLIFE Students
Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018

Our largest TigerLIFE class received their Completion Certificates on May 12, 2018...33 students!

Completion Ceremony May 2018

Congrats to our December 2017 TigerLIFE Completion Award Recipients!

Dec 1027

IkeaThe Independent Living for Community Inclusion class goes to Ikea for their final exam!

Earth DayTigerLIFE students participate in Earth Day 2017 on the U of M campus.

SeniorsSeniors' final day with Church Wellness Center...they put together a healthy snack and completed their workout in Overton Park!

Dress for Success
On Wednesday April 12, 2017, the Tiger LIFE second semester students dressed in professional attire for mock interviews in Independent Living for Community Inclusion and Workforce Learning/Employability classes. Suits, ties and dresses were the rule of the day and our students wore them well and presented with attitudes to match. These students are clearly ready to make a good impression on supervisors and become an active part of the workforce.


In case of bad weather, there are several ways to find out about school closing as well as other emergency information:

  • University of Memphis special information line: 901-678-0888
  • University of Memphis main web page www.memphis.edu
  • The local broadcast news media
  • WUMR (FM 91.7)
  • Campus email system
  • Campus LifeSafe system LiveSafe

The LiveSafe system will automatically send text messages about emergency alerts and university closings to your cell phone. To register, you'll need your student's UUID number (the first part of their email address) and password.

Thank you for using these resources and if you have any questions, please let us know.

Carol Ferkol put together the emergency information above and we appreciate her support!  Thanks Carol.

Click on this link to see an inspiring video from one of our TigerLIFE students.

We made the news!: http://wreg.com/2015/05/16/u-of-m-intellectually-challenged-students-graduate/

TigerLIFE (Tigers Learning Independence Fostering Education and Employment), is the largest and most ethnically diverse program for intellectually/developmentally disabled adults in the state of Tennessee. Founded in January 2013, TigerLIFE operates under the Institute of Disability in the College of Education at the University of Memphis. We offer a diverse curriculum designed to help young adults succeed in obtaining and maintaining employment, and live independently as citizens of the Memphis/Shelby community. With support from several stakeholders, our goal is to guide our students down the path to employment and help them become integrated in the working world alongside their non-disabled peers.