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Life Member Appreciation Party

Join the Alumni Association to kick off the Centennial Homecoming as we appreciate our Tigers for Life. The attire is Tiger Blue business casual. Parking is in the Central Ave. lot. Shuttle buses to the President's home will begin at 5:30 pm. For more information contact hbegonia@memphis.edu or 800/678-TRAX.

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2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards

October 2012
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Journalism Alumni Club
The Outstanding Journalism Alumni Awards Dinner will be held the evening of Thursday, October 18, in the Tennessee Ballroom at the Holiday Inn on Campus. The Charles E. Thornton Award will be presented to photographer Battle Vaughan (BS ‘65) and public relations professional Rikki Boyce (BA ‘74). The Herbert Lee Williams Award will be given to the former head of the UM Photo Services Department, Gilbert Michael. The Outstanding Young Alumni Award will be presented to sports journalist Gary Parrish (BA ‘99). The Emerging Journalist Award will be presented to Chelsea Boozer, current editor-in-chief of the Daily Helmsman. Action News 5 News Anchor Joe Birch will serve as the emcee for the event. Cocktail reception will begin at 6 pm followed by dinner and the awards program at 7 pm. Ticket prices are $60 per individual and $575 for a table. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or (901) 678-3043.

The University of Memphis 2012 Centennial Homecoming
Class of 1962 Reunion
Friday, October 19, 9:30 am
Celebrate the Centennial Homecoming weekend with the Class of 1962! The 50th Anniversary Reunion will begin at 9:30 am with a meet and greet at the Alumni Center. Board the Blue Line shuttle at 10:10 am to the home of University President Shirley Raines for the Half Century Club induction ceremony, medallion presentation and brunch. At noon, enjoy a tour of campus points of interest. The Golden Reception will be held at 5 pm in the Alumni Center for classmates from 1962 and all previous years. The cost is $30 for Alumni Association members or $35 for not-yet members. Reservations are required. Contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-2586.

Half Century Club Golden Reception
Friday, October 19, 5 pm
The Half Century Club invites all graduates of the Class of 1962 and all previous years to a Golden Homecoming Reception. Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-2586.

Alumni Association's Centennial Homecoming Parade
Friday, October 19 at 5:30 pm
Join us for the annual Homecoming Parade hosted by the Alumni Association and Student Activities Council. The parade will feature 100+ entries to celebrate the University's 100th Anniversary. Special guest includes President Shirley Raines. Click here for the Parade route. Parking is available at the Southern Ave. and Central Ave. parking lots. For more information, click here or contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 901/678-5686.

Alumni Association's Centennial Homecoming Pep Rally
Friday, October 19 at 6:30 pm
Continue the Homecoming celebration at the Association's Pep Rally with special guest Athletic Director Tom Bowen, and University President Shirley Raines, 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 and drinks provided by Pepsi. Parking is available at the Southern Ave. and Central Ave. parking lots.

Luther C. McClellan Alumni Chapter Step Show
Friday, October 19, immediately following the pep rally
The Luther C. McClellan Black Alumni Chapter will join in the Centennial Homecoming fun with their annual Alumni Step Show showcasing stepping skills of current students and returning alumni in the Elma Roane Field House. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Proceeds benefit the LCM Scholarship Fund. Pre-sale tickets are available for $10 in the Rose Theatre Box Office this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am-1pm. Tickets will be $15 at the door or $10 for Alumni Association members (must present membership card).


Kemmons Wilson Alumni Club Tailgate
Saturday, October 20, 5 pm, Tiger Lane
Before the Homecoming game on Saturday, October 20, the Kemmons Wilson School Alumni Club will host a tailgate in Tiger Lane, Lot F214, at 5 pm. The first 25 guests to arrive will receive complimentary tickets to the game. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

Band Alumni Chapter
On Friday, October 19, Band Alumni are invited to participate in the Parade followed by a meet and greet with the current and former band directors. Then continue the tradition of marching at halftime on Saturday, October 20! Please register by October 6 here. To get current updates, follow the Band Alumni Chapter on Facebook.


U of M Tiger Football vs. UCF Knights
Saturday, October 20 at 7 pm at the Liberty Bowl
Presentation by National Alumni Association President Allie Prescott (BA '69, JD '72) for the Parent of the Year Award and the True Blue Tradition Award. For tickets, visit www.gotigersgo.com
Blue Moon Masquerade
Young Alumni Blue Moon Masquerade
UMAR
On Tuesday, October 23, the UMAR Garden Club will meet at the Gardens Oy Vey, located at 4655 Chester Road in Arlington, at 10 am. Diane Meucci will speak about the Evolution of Gardens Oy Vey using "green" alternative methods and Designing Scientifically, Regionally and Ecologically. Lunch will be on your own at noon at Vinegar Jim's. The Garden Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. For more information about the Garden Club or to RSVP by October 19, please contact Sheryl Maxwell at smaxwell@memphis.edu or 901/755-2131.

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.  All UMAR members and U of M retirees are welcome. The cost of breakfast is on your own.  Contact Alumni Coordinator Alexa Begonia at hbegonia@memphis.edu or 901/678-3873 for more information.

The UMAR Book Club will meet on Tuesday, November 27, at 11 am at Brother Juniper's. Enjoy breakfast with the group before discussing this month's literary work, Barren Lands: An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic by Kevin Krajick. The Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. To RSVP contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-ALUM.

Save the Date: Join UMAR for its annual Holiday Brunch, Awards Presentation and Silent Auction on Tuesday, December 11, in the University Center Ballroom. Proceeds benefit the UMAR Memorial Scholarship Fund. More details to follow. To donate an auction item or for additional information, contact Alumni Coordinator Alexa Begonia at hbegonia@memphis.edu or 901/678-3873.


Law Alumni Chapter

Class Reunions
Class of 1984 Reunion
Friday, October 26, 6-9 pm
Owen Brennan's, 6150 Poplar Avenue
The cost is $40 per person and includes heavy hor d'oeuvres and 2 drink tickets. Cash bar also available. Please RSVP by October 19 to Lynn Gardner at lgardner@glankler.com or 901/576-1704.

Class of 1992 Reunion
Friday, October 26, 7:30 pm
Jeri & Mitch Moskovitz's Home (RSVP for address)
The cost is $25 per person at the door. Dinner and drinks included. Please RSVP to jmoskovitz@bellsouth.net or 901/821-0765.

Class of 1997 Reunion
Saturday, October 27, 5 pm, Location TBD
More information to follow. To RSVP contact wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.


50th Anniversary Celebration
Mark your calendar for an evening with fellow alumni, current and former professors and deans, and members of the legal community as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law on Saturday, October 27. Tickets are now available. CLICK HERE TO RSVP TODAY! Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. Click here to download the sponsorship packet. For more details about the event, please click here. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.

Judicial Reception
The Law Alumni Chapter will host its annual Judicial Reception on Thursday, November 8, from 4:30 to 6:30. The reception will be held in the historic Shelby County Courthouse and will honor members of the local, state and federal judiciaries. The reception also celebrates the recent bar admittees from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law class of 2012.  For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Alumni Coordinator, Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562. 
Band Alumni Chapter
The Band Alumni Chapter will host the annual Bandmasters Championship on Saturday, October 27, at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Band must register by September 30. Tickets for guests are sold at the gate day of. The cost is $10 per person or $5 for students (K-12). Proceeds benefit the Band Alumni Chapter and the Mighty Sound of the South. For more information visit www.tigerbandalumni.com.

Alumni Association Tiger Tailgate
The U of M Alumni Association and the Dallas Alumni Club will host a Tiger Tailgate in The Boulevard on Saturday, October 27, at 12 noon before our Tigers take on the SMU Mustangs. Enjoy BBQ and all the fixins. The cost is $5 per person. Kick-off is 2 pm.To sit with fellow Tiger fans at the game, contact Bryan Benabe at (214)768-3310 for tickets in our section. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 800/678-TRAX.
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2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Professional MBA Alumni Club
The Professional MBA Alumni Club will be hosting a networking event at Owen Brennan’s restaurant on Thursday, November 1, from 5:30-8 pm. Appetizers will be provided, and there will be a cash bar. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

Young Alumni Committee
The Young Alumni Committee encourages all runners, walkers, alumni, students and friends to join us on Friday, November 2, at 7 pm for the 6th Annual True Blue 5K. Click here for more information and to sign up today! The early registration fee is $25 ($2 discount for MRTC Members, U of M Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association members). All proceeds from the race will help fund the Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Registration is NOW OPEN at trueblue5k.racesonline.com, or visit our Facebook page to find out more! Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Click here to learn more. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 901/678-5686.

MPA Alumni Club
The Master of Public Administration Alumni Club will be volunteering at the True Blue 5K on Friday, November 2, on campus for its service project. We will be handling the water table during the race. Details to follow. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.


Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter

The College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter Outstanding Alumni Awards will be Thursday, November 8, at the Memphis Botanic Gardens.  The 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients are: Dr. Paul Green (MS ’66, PhD ’70), Dave Brown (BS ’70), and Dr. Karen Chancellor (BA’80, MS ’80).  Also honored as Friend of the College is Sean Lee (BBA ’98).  Cocktail hour will begin at 6 pm followed by dinner and program at 7 pm.  Tickets are $65 per individual, $500 for a table of 8.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

Education Alumni Chapter
Join us as we honor the 2012 CEHHS Hall of Fame award winners during the Memphis vs. Tulane football game on Saturday, November 10. Before the game kicks off at 6 pm, come out to a tailgate on Tiger Lane at 4 pm with your fellow Education Alumni. More details to follow. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Alexa Begonia at hbegonia@memphis.edu or 901/678-3873. Deadline to RSVP for the tailgate is Friday, November 2. Also, $5 tickets for the game will be available by calling the Athletic Ticket Department at 901-678-2331.

FCBE Alumni Chapter

The FCBE Alumni Day Luncheon will be Tuesday, November 13, at the Holiday Inn at Kemmons Wilson School on campus. The keynote speaker is Bill Courtney, coach of the Manassas High School Football team featured in the Academy-Award winning documentary “Undefeated”.  The Outstanding Alumnus Award will be presented to Marvin Ellison (BBA ’89), the Outstanding Young Alumna is Summer Owens (BBA ’01), and Distinguished Friend of the College is C. Kemmons Wilson, Jr. Registration is at 11:00am, and the lunch and awards will run from 11:30-1:00.  Tickets are $65 per individual and $600 for a table of 10.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.


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.

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.

Memphis Women's Basketball
Memphis Women's Basketball season tickets are now on sale! Catch your Tigers in 17 home games for only $60! Purchase your tickets today by visiting gotigersgo.com or by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at 901/678-2331.

U of M Department of Physics
Alumni and friends are invited to attend a Centennial Celebration of the Department of Physics on Tuesday, November 20, in the UC Ballroom. The alumni/student meet and greet is at 4 pm followed by a dinner at 6:30 pm featuring short presentations. Please RSVP by November 13 here. For more information contact physics.uofm@gmail.com.

 

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