Memphis Matters June 2013



    Club & Chapter News

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

Save the Date: The FCBE Alumni Chapter will host its 2013 Alumni Day Luncheon on November 13 at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn. Submit your nominations for the Outstanding Alumni, Outstanding Young Alumni or Entrepreneur of the Year by filling out this form and returning to Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at or 901-678-3043.

Life Member Party
Life Member Appreciation Party

June 2013

Celebrate the Sumer Solstice with UMAR at a "Locavore Festival" on Friday, June 21, beginning at 10 am. The day will begin with a coffee tasting at McCarter Coffee Co. followed by a wine tasting at Old Millington Vineyard & Winery. For lunch, Ms. Jones at Jones Orchard will offer a plate with sandwich, side, drink and dessert. Lastly, UMAR will visit Harris Organic Farms where produce can be purchased. Please RSVP by June 17 to or 901-678-1333. Cost per activity varies at guest's own expense. To carpool: Meet at the Alumni Center at 8:30 am for an 8:45 am departure.

Tuesday, June 25, the UMAR Garden Club will meet at the home of Bill Crump. Carl Wayne Hardeman will speak about vegetable gardening. A potluck luncheon will follow. The Garden Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. For more information about the Garden Club or to RSVP, please contact Sheryl Maxwell at or 901-755-2131 by June 24.

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, July 2. All UMAR members and U of M retirees are welcome. The cost of breakfast is on your own.

Enjoy breakfast with the UMAR Book Club on Tuesday, July 23 at 11 am at The Green Grove before discussing this month's literary work, The Last Segregated Hour: The Memphis Kneel-Ins and the Campaign for Southern Church Desegregation by Stephen R. Haynes. The book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at or 901-678-1333.

Join UMAR for a Mix & Match on Friday, July 26, at 10 am at the Collierville Library. Hear Riverboat Captain Jim Turner speak about life on the river! Lunch will be on your own following at Ronnie Grisanti's. Members will then visit the latest exhibit at the Morton Museum of Collierville History. Please RSVP to or 901-678-1333 by July 22. To carpool: Meet at the Alumni Center at 8:30 am for an 8:45 am departure.

Lambuth Chapter
Are you a Lambuth graduate?  The University of Memphis Alumni Association is partnering with members of the Jackson community to host a picnic lunch for Lambuth alumni on Saturday, June 29. We will gather at the Lambuth campus lawn in Jackson to enjoy a lunch catered by Bad Bobs BBQ. To RSVP or for more information, contact Emma Elliott at or 800-678-TRAX.
MPA Alumni Luncheon Panel Members
Law Alumni Chapter
Click here to purchase your commemorative 50th Anniversary merchandise! Available merchandise includes tees, hats, decals, Tervis Tumblers, commemorative posters, bottle stoppers and a documentary on the history of the School of Law. Quantities are limited. Shipping available. Proceeds benefit the Law Alumni Chapter programs. For more information contact or 800-678-TRAX.
Join the Law Alumni Chapter for a Continuing Legal Education Seminar: All Things Housing on Friday, July 26, at the Law School. Participants will receive 6 hours of CLE credit (1.0 Dual and 5.0 General). Speakers include Sapna Raj, Webb Brewer, Anne Viner, Roger Stone, Donny Blackwell, Lucian Pera and James Stock. Click here to learn more about the schedule of presentations and speakers. Click here to register for the event. Lunch will be provided the Marston Group and Just For Lunch. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Kaylee Heathcott-Pierce at or 901-678-2905.
On Saturday, August 3, the Law Alumni Chapter will hold its Pillars of Excellence Dinner presented by Ballin, Ballin & Fishman at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn.  This year the Chapter will honor five Pillars of Excellence from within the Memphis law community including: Marvin E. Ballin (JD ’63), Marion “Boots” Boyd, R. Grattan Brown, Jr., Hon. Ronald Lee Gilman, and Hon. Charles O. McPherson (BS ’64, JD ’65). The Belz Family will be honored as Friends of the Law School. Click here for more information. To RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Kaylee Heathcott Pierce at or 901-678-2905.

Save the Date: Vision Forum
Saturday, August 24

Save for the date for Vision Forum 2013: Building a Dream! There will be more details to follow, but for now, mark your calendars and start dreaming!

Hispanic Alumni Council
Save the Date: On Friday, September 6, HAC will attend the Tigers men's soccer game for a game day mixer and to cheer on the Tigers. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Jacki Rodriguez at or 901-678-3119.

UC Awards
University College Alumni Chapter
Scholarship Recipients
Student Ambassador Board
Save the Date: On Friday, October 4, SAB will host its annual Mudball Tournament at 1 pm on Tiger Beach at Richardson Towers. Everyone, including students, faculty, staff and alumni, are invited to form teams of 6 to play volleyball and tug-of-war in the mud. Proceeds benefit the J. Wayne Johnson Scholarship Fund. Click here to learn more and sign up today. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Jacki Rodriguez at or 901-678-3119.

Young Alumni
Save the Date: The Young Alumni True Blue 5K will be Friday, November 1, at 7 pm on the U of M campus. More details to follow.
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