For release: September 23, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
The University of Memphis is seeking nominations for its honorary degree award, given
to distinguished individuals who merit special recognition for their extraordinary
achievements that have improved the community, contributed to society, and benefited
the University. A nominee’s career should reflect sustained, exceptional achievement
in a profession or in some field of scholarship, research, public service, arts and
letters, government, finance, leadership, cultural affairs, or other endeavor.
Guidelines for awarding the honorary degree are available online at: http://policies.memphis.edu/UM1648.htm
Nominations should be mailed to: Honorary Degree Committee, Office of the Provost,
360 Administration Building, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, 38152.
The deadline for nominations is Nov. 21.
Past recipients of the honorary degree include Dr. W. Harry Feinstone, a noted pharmaceutical
researcher; Rudi E. Scheidt, philanthropist and retired cotton industry executive;
and Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and CEO of FedEx Corporation.