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Upcoming Event

True Blue 5K
Friday, November 1, U of M Campus
Planning has already begun for the upcoming Young Alumni True Blue 5K. If you are interested in volunteering on the race committee, please contact the race chair Amy Cable (BA '04, BA '05, MPA '09) at

Businesses both big and small can show their Tiger pride and help support one of the best races this fall. Benefits include exposure to over 500 runners, and advertising based on the package selected. Click here to download a sponsorship form.

Registration is now open! Click here to register! The cost is $25 per person* or $6 for U of M students (does not include t-shirt).
*$2 discount for MRTC Members, U of M Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Association members

For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Emma Boyd Elliott at or 901-678-1562.


Young Alumni Updates: Our New E-Newsletter

View the first edition of Young Alumni Updates, published April 2013, here. Learn about upcoming events, view the alumni spotlight and more!


What is Young Alumni?

The University of Memphis Alumni Association is a non-profit organization existing to build FRIENDS of the University and advance, connect and engage the U of M family. Involvement in the Alumni Association is the perfect way to give back to the University. The better the U of M and the Alumni Association are, the more YOUR degree is worth.
Through YOUNG ALUMNI you can:

  • Meet and interact with your fellow Young Alumni at various events.
  • Attend watch parties for select Tiger basketball and football games.
  • Networking opportunities with recent graduates who are already established in their professional careers.
  • Help fund the Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship.
  • Stay connected to the U of M and give back to the University that did so much for you as well as the students who will follow in your footsteps.


Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship

The deadline for applications for the 2013-2014 Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship has passed.

This $500 scholarship is funded by Young Alumni to help deserving U of M graduates or professional-degree seeking students, who received an undergraduate degree at the U of M, in their studies. To apply for the Legacy Scholarship, submit an application with an essay explaining why you are applying for this cash award. Please include any pertinent information about financial need, community-enriching activities, extracurricular activities, and any other special considerations that should be weighed. Also include any campus organization affiliations and time devoted to various community or University service projects.

It is the long-term goal of Young Alumni to see this scholarship endowed so that it can be permanently in place to help future graduate students of the U of M. We would like to encourage you to make a contribution, large or small, to the Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship so that we can reach our goal of endowment as soon as possible. To make a contribution online, please visit, click the "other" button and enter "Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship" when prompted.

Join the Tiger Scholarship Fund!

Recent graduates within the last five years have the opportunity to join the Tiger Scholarship Fund for 50% of the minimum gift while receiving full benefits for that level. Young Alumni can join at 50% of any level up to Bengal Tiger ($1000).

As a Young Alumni donor, you enjoy the best of all Tiger Athletics – the best seats and the best parking. Members also have access to exclusive membership luncheons, game day events, and more! To join the Tiger Scholarship Fund today as a Young Alumni, call 901/678-2334, or visit the Tiger Scholarship Fund Young Alumni Page. With your support, we’ll continue to say, “There’s never been a better time to be a Tiger!”

Past Events

To view pictures from various Young Alumni events, including the Pre-Game Party at Silky's, click here.

Tigers vs. UT Vols Watch Party
Young Alumni met at Neils - East Memphis to cheer our Tigers to victory against the Vols. The first 50 fans received a game day souvenir. Click here to view photos of the event.

True Blue 5K

The University of Memphis Alumni Association Young Alumni Committee hosted the 6th Annual True Blue 5k on Friday, November 2 on the University's main campus. All proceeds from the race will support the work of the Young Alumni Committee and its commitment to building a stronger University and a stronger city of Memphis.If you ran in the race and would like to see the overall results, please click here. Click here to view photos from the event.

Blue Moon Masquerade
Guests donned their True Blue Masks and joined Young Alumni and Frosh Camp Alumni to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the University of Memphis atop the Madison Hotel during the Centennial Reunion Weekend in April. The party continued until the Blue Moon was high in the sky. Proceeds benefited the Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship.Click here to view photos from the evening.


Want to join the Board?

The U of M Young Alumni is accepting nominations for new board members! If you are an alumni of the University of Memphis under the age of 35 and are interested in serving on the Young Alumni board, please submit your application soon! You may click HERE to download an application with instructions on how to submit it after completion.

For more information about Young Alumni or upcoming events, contact Alumni Coordinator Emma Boyd Elliott at or 901-678-1562.

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