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University of Memphis Adds Three to Advancement Division University News
For release: May 29, 2008

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The Advancement Division at the University of Memphis has added three new members to its team. Kelly Davis has been named director of development for University initiatives, and Shawn Carter and Joseph “Joe” Biggers are new alumni affairs coordinators.

Kelly Davis
Kelly Davis
Davis will be responsible for recruiting donors for initiatives in the Graduate School, University College, Student Affairs, and University Libraries. Additionally, he will work on projects that have University-wide scope and impact. Davis had most recently been serving as an alumni affairs coordinator for the University, and before that as graduate assistant/intern for the Athletics Department. He has been with the University for almost four years, after receiving his bachelor’s degree in health and human performance from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a master’s degree in sport and leisure science from the U of M.


Shawn Carter
Shawn Carter
Carter graduated from the U of M with both a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in education. She worked for the University as a recruiter in the Office of Recruitment and Orientation Services for seven years, but left in 2006 to become a technical recruiter at Cook Systems International.

Joseph Biggers
Joseph Biggers
Before joining the University, Biggers worked as a special events intern for the East Carolina University Pirate Club, where he assisted with planning, recruiting, and development. His operations background in sports management also allowed him to work the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament in Raleigh, N.C. Most recently he was a teacher, coach and athletics director in the North Carolina public schools system. Biggers received both his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science and master’s degree in sports management and administration from East Carolina. 

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