Memphis, University of

Memphis, University of,

at Memphis, Tenn.; coeducational; opened 1912 as a normal school, became West Tennessee State Teachers College in 1925. The school was renamed Memphis State College in 1941 and in 1957 received university status as Memphis State Univ.; it was renamed in 1994. It is the flagship institution of Tennessee's state university system. Research facilities include the Meeman Biological Field Station, the Chucalissa Museum, the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, and the Center for Earthquake Research and Information.
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Other participating universities are: Christian Brothers University, Lipscomb University, Mississippi University for Women, Murray State University, Tennessee State University, Trevecca Nazarene University, University of Alabama at Huntsville, University of Kentucky, University of Memphis, University of Mississippi, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Tennessee at Martin, Vanderbilt University and Western Kentucky University.
Between those four Arkansans and myself was another fan, Phyllis Fair of Memphis, University of North Carolina grad from the Michael Jordan era, who had gotten a weekend off from her FedEx job to see her alma mater in the South Region and bought a ticket at the last second.
She has also served with numerous other business, professional, academic, civic, and charitable organizations, including the American Economic Association, Institute of Management Accountants, International Women's Forum, American Economic Association, Economic Association of Memphis, University of Memphis, Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce, Memphis Youth Initiative, and Memphis Partners.