Alumni Association - University of Memphis
Memphis Matters June 2011

June 2011

Alumni Scholarships
The U of M Alumni Association awards scholarships to over 25 students annually. Read more about the 2011-2012 recipients.
Alumni Travel Opportunities
Where do you want to Go Next? Learn more about the upcoming adventures you can take with the Alumni Association!

Alumni Association Spotlight
Meet Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music alumna and Music Society President Tommie Pardue (BS '68, MM '71)
Tigers Around Town
Help us decorate two of the Tiger statues! Send us a picture to represent what Memphis means to you or a postcard from where you live!

Association Club and Chapter News and Events
Click here to view the upcoming activities and events with Association Clubs and Chapters.

Join the Alumni Association!
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Alumni Scholarships

Alumni Association Scholarship
The University of Memphis Alumni Association is proud to annually award 12 children and grandchildren of Alumni Association members with the Alumni Association scholarship. Click here for more information about the scholarship. Three incoming freshman are chosen to receive the scholarship each year. This year's recipients are:

  • Graham Gibson
  • Ashley Neal
  • Paul Barton
Club and Chapter Scholarships
Several Clubs and Chapters within the Alumni Association also offer Book Scholarships to students. Proceeds from each event they hold throughout the year go to fund these scholarships. The 2011-2012 recipients that have been selected are listed below. To learn more or to apply for scholarships for the next school year, visit the Club and Chapter pages.

Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter ($500)

  • Eunbit Cho
  • Jeanne Hanna
  • Richard Sims

Education Alumni Chapter ($500)

  • Jordan Boyle
  • Joseph Hill
  • Stacie Rose
  • Tokela Smith
  • Courtney Thornton

Engineering Alumni Chapter ($400)

  • William Parker DePriest
  • Kelsey Ford
  • Grace Marie Waters

Luther C. McClellan ($500)

  • Rachel Anderson
  • Joya Smith

Student Ambassador Board - J. Wayne Johnson Scholarship ($500)

  • James Johnson
  • Bianca Lewis
  • James Ransom
  • Cortney Richardson

University College Alumni Chapter ($500)

  • Mysti R. Washington
  • Lyndsay Kathleen Belcher
  • Artice Bianca Carter - University College Alumni Chapter Citizenship Award ($100)

University of Memphis Association of Retirees ($1,000)

  • Katelynne McClung

Young Alumni Committee ($500)

  • Marvin Mecwan
  • Tera Tongumpun  

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Alumni Travel Opportunities

Where to you want to Go Next?
The U of M Alumni Association is bringing alumni and friends together to explore new places and experience different cultures through exciting travel opportunities. Take advantage of the great savings and conveniences when traveling with Go Next.

Current trips available:



U of M Alumni Group on a cruise through the Mediterranean

  • Alaskan Adventures: Vancouver to Vancouver - August 18-28, 2011
    Sail the Seymour Narrows to the magnificent Hubbard Glacier, stopping in the charming Alaskan ports of Wrangell, Skagway, Kodiak, Sitka, and Ketchikan.
  • Best of the Mediterranean & Greek Isles: Athens to Venice - September 30-October 11, 2011
    History magically comes to life with fascinating ports of call in Greece, Turkey, Montenegro, Croatia, and Italy.
  • Cradle of History: Athens to Istanbul - April 23-May 6, 2012
    Fascinating ports of call in Egypt, Israel, Turkey, and Greece will take you up close and personal with history, legends, and landmarks nearly as old as time itself.
  • British Isles Odyssey: London to Paris - July 23-August 5, 2012
    Picturesque landscapes and fascinating attractions are revealed in Scotland, the Isle of Skye, Ireland, and England.
  • Jewels of the Mediterranean & Greek Isles: Athens to Rome - October 13-24, 2012
    This alluring voyage presents a magical blend of ancient Mediterranean ports and celebrated destinations as you cruise to Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, and Monaco.

On many of our programs, you can select from daily optional excursions or experience these destinations on your own.

For more information about these packages and to download a brochure, please visit www.gonext.com/memphis/ or call toll free 1-800-842-9023.

Because of the exceptional price and limited space, we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible.
If have any questions or need additional information, please call 800-842-9023 or email us.

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Alumni Association Spotlight: Tommie Pardue (BS '68, MM '71)

Tommie Pardue is the President of the Music Society and on the Advisory Board for the Rudi E Scheidt School of Music of the University of Memphis. Mrs. Pardue is also a Life Member of the Alumni Association. She also serves on the National Campaign Committee and on the Ambassador's Board for the Dave Brubeck Institute of Jazz in Stockton California. Being active in the Memphis community, she serves on the boards for the Josephine Circle, The Salvation Army Auxiliary, The Germantown Arts Alliance, The Germantown Performing Arts Centre Jazz Board, and on the Memphis and Shelby County Film, Tape and Television Commission.

Mrs. Pardue was honored by Northwood University in Palm Beach Florida with a "Distinguished Woman Award" and serves on their national executive committee. She also received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Tennessee Arts Academy in Nashville, and was awarded the "Patron of the Arts" Medal of Honor by the Germantown Arts Alliance.

She is very proud of her three daughters who all attended the University of Memphis, and her five grandchildren. She retired as a music supervisor from Memphis City Schools.

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Tigers Around Town

We need YOUR help to decorate 2 of the 100 Tiger statues!
We are excited to see each of the Tiger statues decorated by current students, alumni and local artists, but we want YOU to be involved, too! One of the Tigers will be covered in pictures of "what Memphis means to you." Another Tiger will be covered in postcards from cities across the world where our alumni are now living. See below for more information. We appreciate your help!



Follow Tigers Around Town on Facebook!

"What Memphis Means to YOU"
Send us a photo that you feel best represents the city of Memphis or the University of Memphis. It could be a picture of your favorite place in Memphis, you eating at your favorite restaurant, or you and your friends doing your favorite Memphis activity. Have a picture of a Memphis sunset or a great basketball game? That's perfect too! The best photos will be included on 1 of the Tiger statues. Work has already begun on the Tigers, so the deadline to submit your picture is Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

Email your picture to alumniassociation@memphis.edu or mail it to:

University of Memphis Alumni Association
635 Normal Street
Memphis, TN 38152

"Where are you now?"
We are very proud to have U of M alumni living all across the world. We want to know where you are now! Send us a postcard from the country, state or city that you currently reside in. Each postcard will be incorporated into the design of a Tiger. Work has already begun on the Tigers, so the deadline to submit your postcard is Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

Mail your postcard to:

University of Memphis Alumni Association
635 Normal Street
Memphis, TN 38152

For more information on Tigers Around Town, how to purchase a tiger, or how to design a Tiger statue yourself, visit www.memphis.edu/alumni/tigersaroundtown or call 901/678-3873. Click here to download an artist information packet.
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Work has already begun on the tigers! Click here to see a picture of one of the first tigers to be painted in progress!

Sponsors
Tigers Around Town would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors:

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Association Club and Chapter News and Events



UMAR Mix 'n' Match

Engineering Alumni Chapter
The Herff College of Engineering Chapter will host a Professional Development Seminar (PDH) at Noon on Tuesday, June 21 at the Alumni Center. The guest speaker will be Mitch Jackson (BS '87), Vice President of Environmental Affairs & Sustainability at FedEx Corporation, who will discuss “Practical Environmentalism The FedEx Way: Moving From Here to There More Sustainably.”  A boxed lunch will be provided and a certificate will be issued to attendees for one (1) professional development hour. Cost is $5 per person for University of Memphis Alumni Association members and $10 for non-members. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333 by Friday, June 17 to register or for more information.

FCBE Alumni Chapter
The FCBE Alumni Chapter's Annual Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for Monday, June 27 at Spring Creek Ranch Golf Course. Registration is at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 pm. For more information or to sponsor a team, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

UMAR

On Tuesday, June 28 UMAR will participate in the “Arts on Broad” event. Members and their guests will explore the historic Broad Avenue Arts District starting with lunch at 11 am at Three Angels Diner followed by a presentation from John Weeden, Executive Director of the Urban Art Commission. The group will then enjoy a tour of Broad Avenue Arts District galleries and studios. NOTE: Space is limited, so make your reservation early. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 to RSVP or for more information.

On Tuesday, July 26 at 11 am the UMAR Book Club will enjoy breakfast at Brother Juniper’s before discussing July’s literary work, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333 for more information.



Blue & Gray Spring Classic

Save the Dates: Law Alumni Chapter
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Club will host its Pillars of Excellence event on Saturday, August 13 at the Holiday Inn on the University of Memphis Campus.  Contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562 for more information or to purchase tickets.

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Club will host its Law Reunion Weekend for classes ending in “1 or 6” with a reception at the Westin Downtown on Saturday, October 15. Contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562 for more information.

Save the Date: Vision Forum 2011
The University of Memphis Alumni Association will host its Vision Forum on Saturday, August 20 at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis Campus. More information to follow.

Save the Date: Tigers Around Town Grand Unveiling

All 100 Tiger statues will be unveiled on the University of Memphis campus on Saturday, September 10 at 12 noon (9.10.11@12 noon). More information to follow. Contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-2586 for more information.

Save the Date: MPA Alumni Club
The MPA Alumni Club will host its “Back to School Night” event on Tuesday, September 13 in the Alumni Center. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.



Track Team Reunion

Save the Date: Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter
The College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Club will host its Distinguished Alumni Awards on Thursday, October 13 in the University Center Ballroom.  Contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Save the Date: Journalism Alumni Club

The Journalism Alumni Chapter will host its annual Outstanding Alumni Awards on Thursday, October 27 at the Holiday Inn on campus. The guest speaker will be Natalie Allen of CNN. More details to follow. For more information on this upcoming event or Club information, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

Save the Date: Young Alumni Committee
The Young Alumni Committee will hold its Annual True Blue 5K on Friday, November 4 on the University of Memphis Campus. Contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562 for more.

Save the Date: UMAA Reunion Weekend
The University of Memphis Alumni Association will host the Centennial Alumni Reunion Weekend on April 20, 2012 – April 22, 2012. Formal invitation and information to follow. For more information on this upcoming event, please contact Alumni Coordinator Alexa Begonia at hbegonia@memphis.edu or 901/678-3873.

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Join the Alumni Association!

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Not a member? JOIN TODAY! View the complete list of membership benefits here. Click here to join and start saving!

Join the Alumni Association and make a TRUE BLUE difference in YOUR University!  Visit www.memphis.edu/alumni or call 901/678-ALUM.

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