At the University of Memphis May 2012 Centennial Commencement Ceremony, the Alumni
Association hosted influential alumni that composed the "Centennial Class." These
alumni represented each of the University's 100 years plus the current graduating
class. Participants included former Student Government Association Presidents, former
Alumni Association Presidents, current Alumni Association National Executive Board
of Directors members and members of the Association's Club and Chapter leadership.
The representatives walked across the stage during both the morning and afternoon
ceremonies and each received a centennial medallion and a certificate of appreciation
from U of M President, Dr. Shirley C. Raines and the Alumni Association. To see photos
from this historic event, please click here.
On Saturday, June 2nd, the Alumni Association hosted the 2012 Distinguished Alumni
Awards, "A Celebration of Our Century" 1912-2012, on the University of Memphis campus
at the fountain. This year our Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipients were: Anfernee
"Penny" Hardaway (BPS '03) and Claire Robinson (BA '99). The Distinguished Alumni
Award recipients were: Richard Glassman (BS '69, JD '72) and William "Bill" H. Watkins,
Jr. (BA '67). The Distinguished University Friends Award recipient was John Stokes,
Jr. This year's J. Millard Smith Illustrious Service to the Association recipients
were RC and Melba Johnson. Dr. Shirley C. Raines and Dr. Robert Canady were the inaugural
recipients of the Legacy of Visionary Leadership Award.
To view photos from the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards, click here.
To learn more about the Distinguished Alumni Awards, click here or contact the Alumni Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901/678-ALUM.