Alumni Association - University of Memphis
Memphis Matters October 2010

October 2010

Homecoming 2010
Join the Alumni Association for our annual Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally on Friday, Oct. 29! Click here to view a list of all Homecoming events.
We Did It!
The U of M Alumni Association is proud to announce that we have reached our goal of 10,000 members before the University's 2012 Centennial Celebration!

Alumni Association Spotlight
Meet FCBE Alumnus and lifetime member of the Alumni Association Trey Watkins (BBA '96).
4th Annual True Blue 5K
The Young Alumni Committee is kicking off a fun-filled Tiger weekend starting with the True Blue 5K at the U of M Campus on Friday, Nov. 5.

Association Club and Chapter News and Events
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Homecoming 2010

Homecoming 2010 will be the weekend of October 29-30 at the University of Memphis! Please join the Alumni Association to celebrate alumni of our University. For additional information on all activities, contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.eduor 901/678-ALUM.

Alumni Association's Homecoming Parade
Friday, October 29 at 5:30 p.m.

Join the Alumni Association for the annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, Octobe r29, 5:30 p.m., hosted by the Alumni Association and Student Activities Council. Special guests include President Shirley Raines and Athletic Director R.C. Johnson. Click here for the Parade route. Parking is available at the Southern Ave. and Central Ave. parking lots.

Alumni Association's Homecoming Pep Rally
Friday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Continue the Homecoming celebration at the Association's Pep Rally on Friday, October 29, 6:30 p.m., with special guest Coach Larry Porter (BSEd '96) as well as the Alumni Association's True Blue Tradition Award (awarded annually to those who have made significant contributions to creating and continuing traditions at the U of M) and the Parent of the Year Award (presented to parents of current students through a nomination process). Located at the end of the parade route at the Plaza Fountain near the Administration Building.  Food provided from the Thomas Boggs (BA '72) Family of Huey's Restaurants. Past and current student leaders are also invited to the Tiger Family Fun Tent.  Parking is available at the Southern Ave. and Central Ave. parking lots.

Alumni Association True Blue Homecoming Tailgate
Saturday, October 30, 4 p.m.

Join the Alumni Association in Tiger Lane before the game for live music, BBQ, fun and fellowship with special appearances by the Tiger Marching Band, pom pon squad and cheerleaders. All are welcome! The cost is $10 for Association members, $15 for not-yet members, and $5 for children 12 and under. Classic Party Rentals is the official sponsor of the 2010 Alumni Association tailgates.

Click here for a complete list of Homecoming activities including the Class of 1960 Reunion activities, Luther C. McClellan Alumni Chapter Step Show and After-Party and more!

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We Did It!

The U of M Alumni Association is proud to announce that we have reached and exceeded our goal of 10,000 members before the University's 2012 Centennial Celebration! Our new goal is to reach 12,000 members by 2012! Thank you to all of our faculty and staff, our students, our fans, friends of the University, and our alumni, as well as past and present National Executive Board of Directors, current and former club and chapter board members, all Association members and the past and present Association staff. We all did it together! Click here to view a message from Executive Director Tammy Hedges and the Alumni Association staff.

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Alumni Association Spotlight: Trey Watkins (BBA '96)

The Fogelman College of Business & Economics is proud of alumnus Trey Watkins III ( BBA '96). Trey (CPA) was promoted in 2009 to partner at Watkins Uiberall. Trey has made Watkins Uiberall his home since graduating from the University of Memphis in 1996. In his role, he oversees the administration of the firm’s audit department and provides service to clients with a focus in the construction industry, but also serves clients within the manufacturing, not-for-profit, government and brokerage industries.

Trey has not forgotten his alma mater and continues to give back in many ways. He has given back with his time serving as an active member of the U of M Fogelman College Alumni Chapter Board. In addition, he is a lifetime member of the U of M Alumni Association.  He was also instrumental in a recent multi-year financial commitment by Watkins Uiberall to the Fogelman College to support the School of Accountancy General Fund and increase the endowment of the Watkins Uiberall Scholarship.  

In addition to his career achievements and support of the Fogelman College, Trey is very active in the community. He serves as a neighborhood Christian Center Board Member, a Su Casa Family Ministries Board Member, Shelby County Republican Party Treasurer, Delta Waterfowl Foundation past Chairman, and Associated Builders and Contractors (West Tennessee) Treasurer.

Trey is a native Memphian, where he resides with his wife, Sarah, and sons William, Henry and James.

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4th Annual True Blue 5K

On November 6, the Tigers face Tennessee at the Liberty Bowl, but the Young Alumni Committee wants to get fans on campus, hearts pumping and pulses racing before the stadium gates ever open. The 4th Annual True Blue 5K presented by First Tennessee will take place on Friday, November 5 at 7 pm. "Runners can look forward to a big pep rally. Cheerleaders and the band will be there, and possibly some Tiger celebrity alumni," says race director Jamie Russel (BBA '02). And the festivities don't end at the finish line. Awards, special gifts, and music will follow the race.

In addition to awards for the winners of each category, a Tiger Spirit Award and a very special Tigers gift will be given to the runner who best represents the U of M Tigers throughout the entire race with a costume, face paint, attitude, etc. Also the largest participating business or community organization will receive a trophy.** In addition, the largest participating U of M student/alumni/faculty organization or department will receive $250 to be given to the charity of your choice.**
**Be sure to enter your group name when registering! Participation will be based on pre-registered entries.

Proceeds from the race support the Young Alumni Committee's events and fund the Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship, a new scholarship created for U of M graduate students. The 2010 Legacy Scholarship recipients, Alex Shipman (BA '07) and Kathryn Murphy (BBA '09), will be recognized at the race.

Runners, walkers, and any cheering fans are welcome! About 200 runners and walkers participated in the first race in 2007, but the number of race participants have grown every year. "Our second year we had about 350, and this year we're expecting around 500," said Russell.

Don't wait! Sign up today! Alumni Association and Future Alumni of Memphis members receive a discount on their entry fee! Click here to register for the True Blue 5K or click here to learn more about the Young Alumni Committee.

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Association Club and Chapter News and Events

Atlanta Alumni Club
The Atlanta Alumni Club invites all alumni, fans, and friends in the Atlanta area to come out and support the Tiger Football team this upcoming season.  The Watch Party schedule has been released and can be viewed at the Atlanta Alumni Club website. For more information on joining the fun or Club activities, contact Club President Don Sparkman (BEE ’87) at don.sparkman@earthlink.net.

FAM Costume Riverboat Party
The FAM (Future Alumni of Memphis) will be commandeering a riverboat on the mighty Mississippi River and throwing a “ghostly” party on Friday, October 22! All FAM members are invited to attend the Costume Riverboat Party, but space is limited. Dressing in your favorite Halloween attire is REQUIRED! The Riverboat will be equipped with a DJ, plenty of food, and the atmosphere for a night not to be missed! To pick up your complimentary ticket or to JOIN the FAM, stop by UC 241 from 9 am-1 pm or the Alumni Center from 8 am-4:30 pm Mon-Fri. For more information contact the FAM at fam@memphis.edu or 901/678-2586. FAM Members Only. Space is limited. Tickets will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Must pick up ticket in advance.

Save the Date: The 2010 Bandmasters Championship
The Band Alumni Chapter will be hosting the annual Bandmasters Championship on Saturday, October 23 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.   For more information and online registration, please visit www.bandmasterschampionship.com or contact Contest Director Jeremy Stinson (BA ’02, MA ’06) at jeremy@gochampion.net.

UMAR Visits the Botanic Gardens
The University of Memphis Association of Retirees will visit the Memphis Botanic Gardens on Tuesday, October 26 at 10:30 am for an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of their hit exhibit, “My Big Backyard” and lunch at Frattelli’s Café at the Botanic Gardens. Price is $17 per person, which includes entry, tour fee, and lunch with tax & tip included. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Alumni Coordinator Ryan Jones at rjones1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Homecoming 2010
The University of Memphis Alumni Association will be hosting our annual Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally and Party, sponsored by the Thomas Boggs ('72) Family of Huey's Restaurants, on Friday, October 29! On Saturday, October 30, our Memphis Tigers will be taking on the Houston Cougars, game time 6 p.m. Mark your calendar and get ready to cheer on our Tigers! Click here for more details.

Half Century Club
The Half Century Club will host a variety of 50 year reunion activities for the Class of 1960 on Friday, October 29. Classmates are invited to a brunch at the home of University President Shirley Raines, followed by an exclusive campus tour, and a special Golden Reception in the new University Center, with all 50 year graduates! For more information and to RSVP please contact Alumni Coordinator Ryan Jones at rjones1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Luther C. McClellan Alumni Chapter
The Luther C. McClellan Black Alumni Chapter will be hosting their annual Alumni Stepshow on Friday, October 29 in the University Center immediately following the Alumni Association’s Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally. On Saturday, October 30, the Chapter will host a Homecoming Masquerade Party at the Memphis Botanic Garden following the game. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Shawn Carter at smcarter@memphis.edu or 901/678-5016.

St. Louis Alumni Club
Join the St. Louis Alumni Club as they honor former University of Memphis Football player and St. Louis Rams great, Isaac Bruce (BPS '03), on Saturday, October 30.  The Rams are offering discounted tickets to the game for St. Louis Alumni Club members, which will feature the retirement ceremony of Isaac Bruce’s Jersey before kick-off.  Individual tickets and ticket packs can be ordered directly through David Kinsey, St. Louis Rams, at dkinsey@rams.nfl.com or 314-425-0509. For any additional information on this event contact Alumni Coordinator Joe Biggers at j.biggers@memphis.edu or 901/678-1782.

Law Alumni Judicial Reception
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Board will host its annual Judicial Reception on Wednesday, November 3 to honor 2010 School of Law Graduates, Justices of the Supreme Court of Tennessee and members of the Federal, State and Local Judiciary. Members of the Law Alumni Chapter, recent graduates, elected officials and Tennessee Judiciary will be in attendance for the event to be held at the Law School building. For more information contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-2586.



Student Ambassador Mud Ball 2010
Winners: Sigma Phi Epsilon

FCBE Alumni Day Luncheon
The FCBE Alumni Chapter will host its annual Alumni Day Luncheon on Wednesday, November 3 at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis. The Chapter will recognize Outstanding Alumnus George Johnson (BBA ’70) President of BJB Administrative Services LLC, Outstanding Young Alumnus Andrew Bailey (BBA ’00, EMBA ’05) Marketing Specialist Advisor, FedEx, Entrepreneur of the Year J. Austin Baker (BBA ’04) President, EServ, LLC, and Distinguished Friend of the College Harry Smith, Chairman and CEO, Schilling Enterprises. Keynote Speaker will be Anita Vaughn (BA ’77, MPA ’82), ECO, Baptist Women’s Hospital. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Fariss Adams Ivey at fadams@memphis.edu or 901/678-4373.

FCBE Alumni Chapter Challenge Gift
The Alumni Board of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis has issued a challenge to all alumni of the College:  For every dollar given to the Fogelman College between now and Dec. 31, 2010, by a person who did not donate to the College last year, the Alumni Board will match those donors’ gifts dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. To make arrangements for other methods of donation, or for more information about the Match Challenge, donors may call 901-678-3953.

Tigers Around Town Centennial Celebration Call to Artists
The University of Memphis Alumni Association is accepting artwork proposals for Tiger Statues that will be featured in the Tigers Around Town Centennial Celebration. If you are an interested artist, please click here for more information. Download an Artist information packethere.

Save the Date: Outstanding Journalism Alumni Awards
The Journalism Alumni Club will host its annual Outstanding Journalism Alumni Awards dinner on Thursday, November 4 at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis. The Club will recognize Jess Bunn (BA ’74), Manager, Investor Relations at FedEx, John Koski (BA ’88), Vice President/General Manager, WHBQ-TV Fox 13, and Candace “Candy” Justice (MA ’92), General Manager, Daily Helmsman, University of Memphis. For more information, contact Fariss Adams Ivey at fadams@memphis.edu or 901/678-4373.

Save the Date: Young Alumni Committee TRUE BLUE 5K
The Young Alumni Committee will host the 4th annual True Blue 5K, presented by First Tennessee, on Friday, November 5 starting at 7 p.m. on the U of M main campus. The atmosphere on campus will be TRUE BLUE with food and fun, as well as some special TIGER guests! To register online and for more information, please visit http://trueblue5k.racesonline.com.

Young Alumni Committee
The U of M Young Alumni Committee is accepting nominations for new board members! If you are an alumnus of the University of Memphis under the age of 35 and are interested in serving on the board of the Young Alumni Committee, please submit your application soon! You may click here to download an application with instructions on how to submit it after completion.

Alumni Association True Blue Pre-Game Tailgate
Join the University of Memphis Alumni Association to cheer on our Tigers on Saturday, November 6!  The Tigers will take on the UT Vols at 7 pm, and the Alumni Association will host a TRUE BLUE Pre-Game Tailgate at 5 pm at the Liberty Bowl near the top of Tiger Lane. The tailgate will include barbeque and all of the fixings, drinks, and an appearance by the Mighty Sound of the South and Cheer Squad.  Classic Party Rentals is the official sponsor of the 2010 Alumni Association tailgates.  Cost is $10 for Alumni Association members, $15 for not-yet members, and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Joe Biggers at j.biggers@memphis.edu or 901/678-1782.

FAM members are also invited to the TRUE BLUE Pre-Game Tailgate at 5 pm on Saturday, November 6 before the Tigers take on UT at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.  The cost is only $5 for FAM members and includes barbeque with all the fixings, drinks, and an appearance by the Mighty Sound of the South and the Cheer Squad.  In addition, all FAM members who wear their official FAM t-shirts will receive a complimentary FAM silly band!  For more information and to RSVP, contact the FAM at fam@memphis.edu or 901/678-3028.

UMAR Downtown Historical Tour
The University of Memphis Association of Retirees is taking a trolley on a guided, historical tour of Downtown Memphis on Tuesday, November 16 at 10 am. Memphis Heritage Executive Director, June West will be the guide on this interesting tour of Downtown. After the tour has concluded, the UMAR group will have lunch at the Arcade Restaurant at G.E. Patterson and Main St. and guests will participate in a Q & A session with June West. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Alumni Coordinator Ryan Jones at rjones1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

UMAR Book Club Meeting
The University of Memphis Association of Retirees will have a book club meeting at Brother Juniper’s on Tuesday, November 23 at 11 am. The book for discussion will be Interstate 69, a new book by Matt Dellinger. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Alumni Coordinator Ryan Jones at rjones1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

2010 Distinguished Teaching Award
Attention Alumni: Nominate your most deserving professor for the 2010 Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award. Those honored will receive a financial reward and a plaque recognizing their achievement, and their photographs will be displayed for the coming year in the Administration Building. You may nominate one or two of your professors for this prestigious award by visiting clicking here. The nomination deadline is Friday, November 19.

Tupelo Pre-Game Party
The University of Memphis Alumni Association will host a pre-game reception at the Bankcorp South Arena prior to the Memphis vs. LSU basketball game on Sunday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m.  Complimentary snacks and drinks will be provided along with a cash bar.  The Mighty Sound of the South, cheer squad, and Pouncer are all scheduled to appear prior to the game tipping off at 4:00 p.m.  For more information on this event please contact Alumni Coordinator Joe Biggers at j.biggers@memphis.edu or 901/678-1782.

Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter
The Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter is accepting applications for this year’s Herff College of Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award. If you know of an Engineering Alumni that is deserving of this honor, please contact Alumni Coordinator Ryan Jones at rjones1@memphis.edu for a nomination form and follow the instructions for submission. The winner of this year’s Outstanding Alumni Award will be honored at the next Herff College of Engineering Awards dinner, to be held in early 2011. For more information, please contact Alumni Coordinator Ryan Jones at rjones1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Nursing Alumni Chapter
The Loewenberg School of Nursing Alumni Chapter will be hosting a Career Fair on Monday, November 29 from 9 am – 12 pm in the University Center Ball Room.  Graduating Seniors from the Nursing School will be presenting their final projects.  Contact Alumni Coordinator Shawn Carter at smcarter@memphis.edu or 901/678-5016 for more information.

Save the Date: UMAR Holiday Luncheon
UMAR will host its annual Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 3 at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn on Central Ave. More details will be forthcoming but mark your calendars now!

Save The Date: New York Alumni Club
The New York Alumni Club will host a pre-game event at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, December 7.  The Tigers tip-off against Kansas at 7:00 pm ET.  For ticket information, call the Athletic Ticket Office at 901-678-2331/1-888-867-UOFM or tickets can be ordered online HERE at the Tiger Ticket Center.  Select The Jimmy V Classic, enter the number of tickets you want to purchase, and in the ‘Special Handling’ area of the order form put in code NYCALUMNI.  This will allow all Alumni members to sit in the same block with each other in the Memphis section.  Tickets start at $75.00.  For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Joe Biggers at j.biggers@memphis.edu or 901/678-1782.

Parents Club
Are you a parent of a current U of M student or incoming freshman? If so, join the ranks of the Alumni Association Parents Club. Membership in the Parents Club is included in Alumni Association regular membership. If you are not currently an Alumni Association member, you can join the Alumni Association and Parents Club for just $35. Join now by clicking here or contact Alumni Coordinator Shawn Carter at 901/678-5016 or smcarter@memphis.edu for details.

Parents of the Year Nominations
The University of Memphis Alumni Association Parents Club invites students to nominate parents or guardians whose lives have been an inspiration to their student and others as the 2010 Parent of the Year. The winner will be announced at the 2010 Homecoming game on Saturday, October 30. Click here to download a nomination form.

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