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What LiFE Students are Saying


LiFE student, Eevin Mosby, tells the UofM Board of Trustees what the opportunity to pursue his degree means to him

LiFE Coach, Mary Brignole, with LiFE student Esther Jackson - photo credit: The Daily Memphian

“My intent is to obtain a bachelor’s degree, obtain new skills and move up in the organization. It’s really convenient to work and on the financial side, if that’s one of the things holding you back.”

-Esther Jackson, hub material handler and LiFE Student

 

 

 

Deborah Clark, LiFE student - photo credit: The Daily Memphian

“Right now I’m at a place where I’m more enthused about going back to school. I see my job differently now. I think what I really want out of it all is a better overall life, a way of life. I want to have a contribution to the job as well as my community. I think by this program being available for me, it will allow me to do those things.”

-Deborah Clark, a team leader at FedEx and LiFE Student

 


LiFE in the News

LiFE Changing
UofM Magazine, Spring 2020

Giving Employees a New Lease on LiFE
Chief Learning Officer, April 23, 2020

Giving employees a new lease on LiFE: A Chief Learning Officer Case Study by D2L
Desire2Learn, Fall 2019

Boosting Retention at FedEx
Inside Higher Ed, November 21, 2019

Technology as the Missing Link: The Industry-University Partnership
EdTech Digest, October 17, 2019

Second LiFE
UofM Magazine, Spring 2019

FedEx leveraging UofM program to recruit employees
Memphis Business Journal, subscription may be required - September 9, 2019

D2L Fusion 2019 - Opening Keynote featuring Dr. Richard Irwin and LiFE Student, Joe Kelly

How to reach adult students online
eCampusNews.com, May 1, 2019

UofM Global LiFE Program Expands to FedEx Logistics
University of Memphis, April 17, 2019

Check out this highlight clip from the Helix Education podcast, then view the blogpost or listen to the podcast.

From Dream to LiFE: How the University of Memphis Forged a Learning Partnership with FedEx
The EvoLLLution - January 14, 2019

The beginning of LiFE: Why FedEx and the U of M started an innovative education program
Memphis Business Journal, subscription required - October 23, 2018

FedEx hubs ramping up hiring for holiday shipping season
The Daily Memphian, subscription may be required - October 13, 2018

Free tuition at U of M Global expands to FedEx Indianapolis hub
The Daily Memphian, subscription may be required - September 26, 2018

UofM and FedEx expand tuition-free degree to Indy workers
Memphis Business Journal, subscription required - September 26, 2018

FedEx Express and University of Memphis Launch Program to Offer Indianapolis Hub Employees an Opportunity to Earn Tuition-Free Degree
University of Memphis, September 26, 2018

Free tuition program going gangbusters at FedEx hub
The Daily Memphian, subscription may be required -September 20, 2018

Big Companies Are Investing in Free College. Will Their Commitments Last?
The Chronicle of Higher Education - August 28, 2018

FedEx offers 11,000 hub workers free online degrees through the U of Memphis
EducationDive.com - August 22, 2018

FedEx Express and University of Memphis Launch Program to Offer Memphis Hub Employees an Opportunity to Earn Tuition-Free Degree
University of Memphis - August 18, 2018

FedEx to offer hub employees free tuition to University of Memphis online programs
The Commercial Appeal , subscription may be required - August 18, 2018

 


LiFE: A Nationally Recognized Program

On December 3, 2019, the LiFE Prep Academy was selected to receive the "Best in Track" award at the Online Learning Consortium Innovate 2020 conference.

On February 26, 2019, LiFE was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III. The program was awarded the Grand Award in the category of "Diversity Program."

On June 13, 2019, LiFE was named a top 10 finalist for the global CASE Platinum Awards in the Diversity Program category. 


And we're off!

We're so excited to have launched the program in Memphis, Indianapolis, Oakland and Newark! More locations to follow!

Ribbon Cutting in Indianapolis

Ribbon Cutting in Oakland

Ribbon Cutting in Newark

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