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Outstanding Alumni Awards

The deadline for the 2013 Outstanding Alumni Awards has recently passed. This award will be presented to a deserving Arts and Sciences graduate at the Awards Dinner this November. More details to follow.

Recent Events

Outstanding Alumni Awards
The Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter hosted its annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner in November to honor the 2012 award recipients: Dr. Paul Green (MS '66, PhD '70), Industrial-Organizational Psychologist and Best Selling Author, Dave Brown (BS '70), Chief Meteorologist, WMC-TV, and Dr. Karen Chancellor (BA '80, MS '80), Chief Medical Examiner, Shelby County, as well as Friend of the College Sean Lee (BBA '98), CEO of Porter Leath.

In 2011, the Chapter honored Dr. Diane Allen (BA '73), Provost, Salisbury University, Kirk Caraway (BA '94, JD '97), Partner, Allen, Summers, Lillie & Gresham, PLLC, Stacey Greenberg (MA '99), Community Relations, MLG&W, Founder, Memphis Rock & Romp, Darlene Winters (BA '76, MA '79), Founder/Choreographer, Company d Dancers and Friends of the College Carole and Emile Bizot (BA '60). Click here to view photos from the event.

Proceeds from the dinner support the Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter Book Scholarship, which is awarded each year to two outstanding junior or senior students. Please consider making a donation to the Fund in honor of one of our current or past Outstanding Alumni of Friends.

Centennial Reunion Weekend Events
The Department of Anthropology hosted a weekend-long Alumni Reunion to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of our Master of Arts program and the University of Memphis Centennial, on April 20-22. The reunion kicked off Friday evening, with a free wine and cheese reception at Jack Robinson Gallery. Guests attended a free full day conference highlighting the program’s history and the accomplishments of alumni and faculty on Saturday, followed by a Moroccan-themed gala at the Peabody Skyway that evening. The reunion concluded with a farewell picnic at Chucalissa on Sunday.

The Department of English celebrated the Centennial Anniversary of the U of M with 100 Years :: 100 Books on Friday, April 20. The program highlighted the literary history of the Department and the books written by alumni and faculty.

The Pinch
Release Party

The Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter celebrated the release of The Pinch's Fall 2011 issue in early November. The Pinch is the nationally-acclaimed and award-winning literary journal of the University of Memphis Creative Writing MFA Program. Click here to learn more.

Get Involved!

For more information or to get involved in the College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter, contact the Alumni Association at or 901/678-ALUM.

Chapter Leadership List

  • Amani Barnett (BS '99, MHA '09), President

  • Sean Upshaw (MA '10),  Vice-President

  • Adam Remsen (MA '97, JD '07), Secretary

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Alumni Event Highlights

08/28 UMAR Exercise & Eat
08/30 True Blue Pre-Game Tailgate
09/02 UMAR Breakfast Bunch
09/04 Memphis Matters - President's National Listening T
09/09 UMAR Coffee & Conversation

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