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Alumni Association Spotlights Bobby Wharton
Bobby Wharton (BSET ’75) defines what it means to be a True Blue Tiger.

Bobby has given to Professorships in the University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering for almost ten years. His generosity provides critical support for an outstanding professor annually.

WhartonBobby understands the importance of alumni involvement. He is a lifetime member of the University of Memphis Alumni Association and has served as president of the University of Memphis National Alumni Association. He currently serves on the Herff College of Engineering’s Alumni Board. In 2006 Bobby received the True Blue Tradition Award, which is awarded annually by the Alumni Association to those who have made significant contributions to creating and continuing traditions at the U of M.

Bobby’s commitment to the University’s Athletics Department is equally impressive. Bobby was the “godfather” and care provider for TOM II, he served as president of the Highland Hundred and he can be seen at every football game driving the Tiger football helmet.

Bobby’s passion for the University of Memphis is an inspiration to many. When asked why Bobby does so much for the University of Memphis, his response is, “I would not be where I am today without my University education and for that I owe it a debt of gratitude.”

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