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Atlanta Alumni Club
Join the Atlanta Alumni Club at its upcoming Tiger Basketball Watch Parties. All alumni, fans and friends are welcome. Cheer on our Tigers this Friday, January 4, at 8 pm EST at Mazzy's Sports Bar & Grill as they take on the UT Vols. Click here to view a complete list of upcoming watch parties.

Luther C. McClellan Alumni Chapter
Join the LCM Black Alumni Chapter and the Memphis Urban League of Young Professionals at a watch party to cheer on our Tigers against the Tennessee Vols on Friday, January 4, at 6:30 pm at the Fox & Hound on Sanderline Ave. For more info or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 901/678-5016.

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2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards

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St. Louis Alumni Club
Join fellow Tiger fans in the St. Louis area on Friday, January 4, at 7 pm at Fox & Hound to cheer on our Tigers as they take on the UT Vols. All alumni, fans and friends are welcome. Don't forget to wear Tiger Blue! For more information, contact Club President Dennis Breakstone at dbreakst@yahoo.com or 314/306-2400.

Young Alumni

Join fellow Young Alumni at a watch party to cheer on our Tigers against the UT Vols on Friday, January 4, at 7 pm at Neils in East Memphis. The first 50 fans will receive a game day souvenir. Neils will offer food and drink specials, and live music will follow the game. Contact Alumni Coordinator Jacki Rodriguez at jpsavell@memphis.edu or 901/678-3119 for more info.
 
Engineering Alumni Chapter
The Engineering Alumni Chapter is seeking nominations for its 2013 Outstanding Alumni Awards to be presented to a deserving engineering graduate at the Awards Dinner in the Spring. The deadline for submission of nominations is January 11. For a nomination form or more information, CLICK HERE or contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Houston Alumni Club
Join the Houston Alumni Club and the U of M Alumni Association to mix and mingle before our Tigers take on the Rice Owls on Wednesday, January 16, at 4 pm at Willy's Pub located on the Rice campus at 6100 Main Street. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 800/678-TRAX.

UMAR
Join UMAR for a Mix & Match at the Memphis Heritage Foundation followed by lunch at the Trolley Stop Cafe on Thursday, January 24, at 11 am. June West, Executive Director of the Memphis Heritage Foundation, will present a brief history of the Foundation and its mission as well as discuss historic sites of Memphis. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333. Lunch is on your own.

Enjoy breakfast with the UMAR Book Club on Tuesday, January 22, at 11 am at Brother Juniper's before discussing this month's literary work,
The Great Pearl Heist by Molly Crosby. Molly will join the group's discussion. The book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

On the first Tuesday of each month, the UMAR Breakfast Bunch gathers at 9 am for a casual breakfast at the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery located in the Eastgate Shopping Center, at 5112 Park Avenue. The next meeting will be Tuesday, February 5. All UMAR members and U of M retirees are welcome. The cost of breakfast is on your own.  Contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

Save the Date: Valentine Play & Dinner
Join UMAR for a matinee production of Sunset Boulevard at Playhouse on the Square followed by dinner at Cafe 1912 on Sunday, February 10. More details to follow. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Dallas Alumni Club
The "Hungry Tiger Buffet" tradition continues with the Dallas Alumni Club and the U of M Alumni Association before our Tigers take on the SMU Mustangs on Wednesday, February 6, at 5 pm at Red, Hot & Blue located at 9810 North Central Expressway. The cost is $15 per person and includes the buffet and a drink. You can pay at the door. Game tip-off is at 7 pm at Moody Coliseum. For more information or to RSVP contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 800/678-TRAX.
Homecoming 2012
Homecoming 2012

Education Alumni Chapter
Save the Date: CEHHS Hall of Fame Event
Join the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Alumni Chapter to recognize distinguished alumni within the field of education on Tuesday, April 23, at 6 pm in the Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway Hall of Fame. To nominate an alumni, faculty or staff member to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, please click here or contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Hispanic Alumni Council
The U of M Alumni Association would like to announce our newest Alumni Club, the Hispanic Alumni Council. To learn more and become involved in the Council, contact Alumni Coordinator Jacki Rodriguez at jpsavell@memphis.edu or 901/678-3119.

Support Our Tigers!
We invite Tiger alumni to dawn their Tiger Blue and join us for "Alumni Day" at the following athletic events:

Women's Basketball:
Tigers vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Thursday, January 13, 3:30 pm, FedExForum

Women's Softball:
Tigers vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Saturday, March 16, 1:00 pm, Tigers Softball Complex

Men's Baseball:
Tigers vs. Kent State Flashes
Saturday, March 16, 2:00 pm, FedExPark
 


Other University of Memphis News


10,000 Books from Tiger Fans
The U of M Athletic Department is partnering with Memphis City Schools to collect books through October. Fans can donate a new or used book for elementary or middle school kids. You can drop off books at the Athletic Office anytime or schedule a pick-up by calling 901/678-2388. For more information contact Kristin Rusboldt at khopkins@memphis.edu or 901/678-2388.

Law 50th
Law 50th Anniversary Celebration

Million Meals Challenge
The University of Memphis, Ole Miss and Mississippi State are joining Kroger in the fight against hunger in Tennessee and Mississippi. Visit themillionmealschallenge.com to select Memphis and make a monetary donation, or donate food at select Memphis Kroger stores, various on campus events, and food drives at the last Tiger football and basketball games. Each donation enters you for a chance to win a VIP College Basketball Championship Experience that includes 2 tickets to the Championship Weekend Series, $500 spending money and team gear. Other prizes include: sideline passes, autographed items, Kroger gift cards and much more. For more information contact Tiger Sports Properties by email or at 901/323-6618.

Student Recruitment Event
The U of M will travel to Southaven, MS, for a student recruitment event on Tuesday, January 24, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the DeSoto Civic Center. Potential students will learn about all the U of M has to offer and how they can be admitted. For more information contact the Recruitment & Orientation office at 901/678-2566. Please share the word with any students you know that may be interested in becoming a Tiger!

 

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