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Fogelman College of Business & Economics Alumni Chapter

Upcoming Events

FCBE Alumni Day
Wednesday, November 12

Registration: 11:00 am | Lunch and Program: 11:30 am
Holiday Inn, U of M Campus

Join us as we honor:

Outstanding Alumni
Charles Burkett (BBA '73)
Former President, First Tennessee Financial Services &
Advisor to President M. David Rudd, University of Memphis

Outstanding Young Alumna
Sarah Maurice (IMBA '09, MHA '11)
Assistant Vice President, Joint Ventures, HCA Physician Services

Entrepreneur of the Year
Tom Watson (BBA '70)
President, Armstrong Relocation &
Chairman of the Board of Directors, University of Memphis

Distinguished Friend of the College
& Keynote Speaker

Michael W. Cook
Founder and CEO, SouthernSun Asset Management

The cost is $65 per person or $600 for a table of 10. RSVP to or 901-678-3043 by November 5.

Recent Events

FCBE Alumni Chapter Annual Golf Tournament
The FCBE Alumni Chapter hosted its annual golf tournament in May at Germantown Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the FCBE Alumni Chapter’s Classroom & Student Development Initiatives Fund. View Photos

2013 Alumni Day Luncheon
Wednesday, November 13
The following alumni and friend were honored:

Outstanding Alumni
Gary Shorb (MBA '85)
President and CEO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

John Bomer (BBA '72)
Former President, Consolidated Steamship Agency

Entrepreneur of the Year
David Wedaman (BBA '80)
Chairman and CEO, ReTrans, Inc.

Distinguished Friend of the College
Rhomes Aur (BBA '81)
Executive Vice President, Wealth Management, First Tennessee Bank

The 2012 honorees included Outstanding Alumnus Marvin Ellison (BBA '89), Executive Vice President of Home Depot; Outstanding Young Alumna Summer Owens (BBA '01), Senior Marketing Specialist at FedEx; Distinguished Friend of the College C. Kemmons Wilson, Jr., Executive Vice President of Kemmons Wilson Companies. The program featured keynote speaker Bill Courtney, inspiring coach, entrepreneur, and star of Academy Award-winning documentary "Undefeated." View Photos

Get Involved!

Watch this video by President Jeff Orians (BBA '03), recorded at Vision Forum 2014, to learn more about the FCBE Alumni Chapter and how you can get involved!

The Fogelman College of Business and Economics Alumni Chapter is looking for new board members! Click here to download an application. For more information or to get involved in the FCBE Alumni Chapter, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at or 901-678-3043.

Chapter Leadership List

  • President: Shannon McDowell (BBA '01, MBA '02),
  • Vice President: Sarah Maurice (IMBA '09, MHA '11)
  • Secretary: Jeff Orians (BBA '03)
  • Treasurery: Lee Rudd (MBA '02)

FCBE Alumni Chapter is on LinkedIn!

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