Family of the Year

Each year, during Parent & Family Weekend, Parent & Family Services celebrates a parent or family member that has been an inspiration to their student. These parents not only go above and beyond for their student, but they also support the University of Memphis community through volunteering, serving on committees, and being an ambassador for the university.  

2022 Family of the Year Nominations will open in August 2022!

Parent & Family Services invites students to nominate parents, family members or guardians whose lives have been an inspiration to their students and others as the 2022 Family of the Year. All those who are nominated by their student will receive a congratulatory letter and a copy of the essay submission. Winners must be able to  participate in the Football Game on Saturday, September 24 and attend the Parent & Family Weekend Sunday Brunch on Sunday, September 25 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Tickets will be provided for the football game.  

Applications were due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 11. Nominators will be notified by Friday, September 16, if their nominee was selected as a winner. For more information or questions, contact Parent & Family Services at parents@memphis.edu or 901.678.2115. 

2021 Family of the Year

Congratulations to LouAnn and Jon Coville!

Family of the Year 2022

2020 Family of the Year

Congratulations to Erika McMillan and Beverly Galimore!

Family of the Year 2020


2019 Family of the Year

Congratulations to Tammy and Rickey Meadows!

FOY 2019


2018 Family of the Year

Congratulations to Loyce Shelley! 

 2018 poy 


2017 Family of the Year

Congratulations to Sharon Prager!

Sharon Prater