The University of Memphis TigerLIFE 2016

Welcome to TigerLIFE!

Congrats to our Awardees - Completion Ceremony December 8, 2018
2018 Awardees

Dec Completion Ceremony

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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!

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One of our TigerLIFE students, Alex Hannah, represents Special Olympics on WREG:


May 2017 Completion Ceremony
Congratulations to our students who completed TigerLIFE
and earned their
Certificate in Career and Community Studies
May 2017

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.

Kudos to Alex Hannah for being the spokesperson for Special Olympics in this
Local Memphis tv interview!
Alex TV Interview
click to see the interview

December 2016 Completion Ceremony Awardees

TigerLIFE students' final presentation for the Fall 2016 semester

Final Presentation

Final Presentation

Final Presentation

The new Health Advocacy and Healthy Living Class is going great!  Students are enjoying going to the Church Wellness Center for the lab to learn to make healthy meals and work out in the gym!

 HA Class

Spring 2016 TigerLIFE ClassView photos of our May 2016 Award Ceremony:

Order your TigerLIFE T-shirts!


The TigerLIFE T-shirts are shown here. To order, the following information is needed for each T-shirt you want to order:

  • Color: gray or blue or white
  • Size: s, m, l, xl, 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x
  • Each T-shirt cost $5.

Payment must be made to the Bursar's office by either the student or the parent. Checks should be made out to the University of Memphis. Please download and print this order form to use.

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
  • 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!:

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.