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May 2013 Commencement

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander Addressed U of M Commencement May 12

The University of Memphis held its spring Commencement on Sunday, May 12, awarding a total of 2,382 degrees in two ceremonies at FedExForum. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was the featured speaker at the noon session; Tre Hargett, Tennessee’s secretary of state, spoke that afternoon.

The U of M presented an honorary doctor of letters degree to businessman and philanthropist Jim Ayers at the afternoon ceremony.

During the noon Commencement, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Communication and Fine Arts and the University College conferred degrees.

At 4 p.m., graduates of the Fogelman College of Business & Economics, the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, the Herff College of Engineering, the Loewenberg School of Nursing, the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the School of Public Health received their degrees.

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About Senator Alexander
View Address to Graduates
About Tré Hargett
Read Address to Graduates
View Address to Graduates
About Jim Ayers
View Ayers Receiving an Honory Degree
View the Commencement Program


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