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 are now closed.

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 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 Provost's Reception, football game and brunch during Parent & Family Weekend.


2022 Family of the Year

Congratulations to Agustin and Erika Solis!

Erika, Amairani and Agustin Solis, 2022 Family of the Year

Please join us in congratulating  Agustin & Erika Solis as our 2022 Family of the Year!  Amairani, current UofM freshman, considers her parents as mentors and two of the strongest most caring people. Her father Agustin is the most hard-working person she knows, and her mother has taught her how to treat and serve others. The life lessons they’ve taught her (work ethic, hope, strength, how to persevere through adversity, courage and taking leaps of faith) have helped her succeed as a first-generation college student. Congratulations Agustin & Erika Solis!

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