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news@dailyhelmsman.com If you have ever taken a journalism course here at the University of Memphis, there is a good chance you know professor Pamela Denney. Students know her as the energetic, free-spirited professor who is often their first introduction to media writing. What many people don’t know is that Denney is also a Memphis food blogger and the author of a new Memphis food book that seeks to introduce residents and visitors to the best of Memphis’ restaurants, food events and local farmers markets. Denney spent four months of the last year penning “Food Lovers’ Guide to Memphis: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings” in a writing space she carved out in her bedroom. Guided by her well-cultivated knowledge of the Memphis food scene and a lit candle, “Food Lovers’ Guide to Memphis” was

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Professor Pamela Denney proudly presents her new book “Food Lovers Guide To Memphis.” compiled. The University of Memphis campus community is invited to Denney’s book signing Thursday

at the Booksellers at Laurelwood at 7 p.m. “Food Lovers’ Guide to Memphis” is written in the style of

violations concerning Student Activity Fee funding. Monday afternoon, months of planning seemed to have gone to waste. Boozer described Bingham as “smug” about the proposal and didn’t give much input as to what needed to be changed by the committee to make the process more effective. “We were told to meet with her, so it was confusing to me that she seemed to have nothing of substance to tell us and didn’t comment on the actual recommendations at all,” Boozer said. “She wanted to ignore the reason why we were here — the point that something did happen and the process needs to be corrected.” Bingham only suggested that the proposal include the additional income available to The Helmsman through advertisements purchased by other Registered Student Organization. Each RSO is allowed $400 every semester on

Work-study students around campus are getting the short end of the stick this semester when it comes to earnings, and some students are even out of a job. Students are blaming the Financial Aid office, while professors are saying it was just a problem with communication. Last semester, students who did not keep up with their funds borrowed forward, meaning they took money that was to be used for this semester and used it ahead of time, thus taking away from their total allowed earnings this semester. The standard work-study award for most students is $2,500 for the fall and spring semesters. That being said, the student can only work until he or she reaches that limit of $2,500. “For example, if a student is paid an hourly wage of $7.25, they can work roughly 344 hours for the entire academic year, or 172 hours per semester,” said DebraAnn Brown, the assistant director of the Student Financial Aid Office. The University of Memphis’ Financial Aid website breaks it down even further, stating that students “may work up to 37.5 hours a week, but it is up to the department to determine how many hours a week you can work.” However, there is no mention on the website that students are responsible for their work-study awards.

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Committee efforts futile, Helmsman future uncertain By Jennifer Rorie

news@dailyhelmsman.com After months of meetings and indepth research, some members of a committee formed to find an alternative funding method for the Daily Helmsman fear that their hard work will be seen as less important than the opinion of one administrator. The Helmsman Funding Committee had been meeting every two weeks for five months when it was suggested by Raines’ Executive Assistant David Cox that members meet one last time to discuss their proposal with Vice President of Student Affairs Rosie Bingham, who will give her opinion to Raines. Monday Feb. 4, the last meeting occurred. Sheri Lipman, the University’s Head Legal Counsel, said the committee’s sole purpose is to provide a proposal for Raines to accept or deny. After Monday’s meeting, Lipman had slightly changed her tune.

“Dr. Raines will make that [final] decision. She will certainly heavily rely on the opinion of Dr. Bingham,” she said. In September 2012, Raines ordered an internal investigation into why the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee cut the Daily Helmsman’s funding by 33 percent. Content may have been a factor, violating the paper’s free press rights under the First Amendment. Raines tasked Executive Assistant David Cox with determining whether or not the First Amendment rights of the paper had been violated. He determined that The Helmsman did have a case against the University, and the Funding Committee was formed to come up with a proposal for a new way to make sure money from the student activity fee is distributed fairly. Committee member Professor Otis Sanford, Hardin Chair of Excellence in the Department of Journalism said Monday’s meeting was an opportunity

The Daily Helmsman is a “designated public forum.” Students have authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval. The Daily Helmsman is pleased to make a maximum of 10 copies of each issue available to a reader for free. Additional copies are $1. Partial printing and distribution costs are provided by an allocation from the Student Activity Fee.

for Bingham to provide any input she may have, “even on the rough draft,” he said. “I’m hopeful that the administration will, first of all, look at the work that the committee has done and give it some strong consideration in terms of how The Helmsman is funded,” Sanford said. “Above all that, I’m certainly hopeful that the administration of the University will see the need for more openness in the process of making decisions about funding, not just The Helmsman, but, of various groups.” The report the committee plans to submit to Raines isn’t public yet because it is in draft form. Sanford said it is important to make sure there are no conflicts of interest on the committee that determine where funds go and why. Committee member and former Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Helmsman Chelsea Boozer said she’s pleased with the proposal and thinks that if accepted it will prevent further First Amendment

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uuStudent Continued from page 1 Therefore, Brown explained, if a student works more than that or is paid a higher wage, they would reach that maximum number and exhaust their federal work-study eligibility faster. “This has been the case with some of our students,” Brown said, adding that it is as much the student’s responsibility to keep up with their hours and earnings as it is the hiring department’s. “Students weren’t aware that they had to keep up with the money,” said Carmen Auerbach, an administrative assistant in the journalism department — just one of several that have had to deal with the loss of employees due to the miscommunication. “There just weren’t enough funds to go around,” Auerbach said. Since the work-study award is given per academic year rather than

uuCook Continued from page 1 history. Denney grouped more than 200 independent restaurants by geographical neighborhood ranging from downtown to Germantown, making it easy for readers, residents and visitors alike, to pinpoint places. Local restaurants aren’t the only Memphis treasures highlighted. “Food Lovers’ Guide to Memphis” also promotes Memphis food festivals and events, specialty food shops and recipes from some of the city’s leading chefs. Each chapter

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by individual semester, it is up to the student to budget their earnings wisely. “Some students, for multiple reasons, may wish to earn their work study funds all or more than half in one semester. The awarding for the entire year allows students this flexibility,” Brown said. For students who have run out of work-study eligibility, their department has the option to switch them to regular student employment. The Student Employment Office also counsels departments annually to work with their students so they are more prepared to budget their time. This confusion is nothing new to the Financial Aid Offices. “The situation with some students running out of work study funds has occurred every year,” Brown said. “This is why we stress the need for students and departments to closely monitor a student’s earnings.” n

includes entries on local farmer’s markets and artisan producers. “When the opportunity presented itself, I embraced writing the book because I think Memphis is on the verge of exploding into a great food town,” Denney said. “I support the local chefs and local food movement.” As the food editor at Memphis Magazine, Denney has insider knowledge of all things food in the city, and shares that with readers. She also writes the magazine’s blog “Memphis Stew,” where she celebrates “the people who grow, cook and eat Memphis food.” n

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Sorority raises V-Day donations for St. Jude By Corey Carmichael

news@dailyhelmsman.com Everyone wants to feel loved on Valentine’s Day, and this year you can make a difference for a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patient. Beginning today, the Lambda Theta Alpha sorority is giving everyone the opportunity to make a Valentine’s Day card for a donation. Any donation is accepted so that anybody can afford to help brighten a child’s day. All you need to bring is your donation to the first floor of the University Center, where there will be a booth set up to make a card for a patient. As well as kick-starting their Valentine Card Campaign for the children of St. Jude, Lambda Theta Alpha is also ending their jean drive tomorrow. They want used or slightly worn jeans in order to benefit the less fortunate in the community. Aeropostale is sponsoring the drive, and all donations must be turned in by Saturday. Jean donations can be brought to the UC tomorrow as well.

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Lambda Theta Alpha sorority is taking donations for St. Jude and giving students to opportunity to make valentines for patients Sarah Noor, an officer for Lambda Theta Alpha, said this event is a signature one for the sorority, and that contributing to St. Jude is a major part of the organization’s ideals. “This event shows that we can help make a difference in the community, especially

something as important as women helping children,” Noor said. The ladies are expecting a large turnout, and would love for you to come make a card on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a child who could really use some love this Valentine’s Day. n

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Lecture questions biblical history By Corey Carmichael

news@dailyhelmsman.com Interested in the Bible? There is a lecture hosted by the Bornblum Judaic Studies of the University of Memphis on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Fogelman Center, Room 136. The lecture is in memory of Bornblum secretary Frances Evensky. Frances Evensky was a treasured member of the Memphis Jewish community as well as the University of Memphis family. From its founding stage, she served as secretary of the Bornblum Judaic Studies for more than 25 years. Speaking in her honor, Dr. David Sperling is the Professor of Hebrew Bible at Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. After being ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1967, Sperling earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1973. His lecture is titled, “Is the Bible True? The Bible and History.” After attending school, Sperling continued to demonstrate his passion for Judaic studies by writing

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A Jewish prayer book located in the special collections section of the campus library. books including “Students of the Covenant: A History of Jewish Biblical Scholarship in North

America” in 1992, as well as “The Original Torah: The Political Intent of the Bible’s Writers” in

1998. His insight should prove helpful for those with a desire to learn more about the Bible, the

Old Testament in particular. Bornblum Judaic Studies invites all students to attend. n

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration with

ISAbEl WIlkErSOn The Pulitzer-winning journalist discusses her book about the Great Migration of black Americans from the American South to the urban North and West in search of the American dream.This migration set in motion the civil rights movement and contributed to the creation of our cities and art forms.

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MFW hosts casting By Shelby Smith

news@dailyhelmsman.com With Memphis Fashion Weekend steadily approaching, college students have the opportunity to model in several runway shows. The Memphis Fashion Weekend Model Call will be Friday at Ballet Memphis from 4-6 p.m. “No experience is needed at all. Just be confident with your walk and come to experience something new,” said Abby Phillips, director of Memphis Fashion Week. MFW, which is held April 5-6, is an event dedicated to promoting local and regional fashion through designers, photographers, stylists and models. All proceeds go to ArtsMemphis, a nonprofit organization that raises money to ensure excellence in the arts, and the Emerging Memphis Designer Project, a project designed to help cultivate local designers.

Designers including Annie Griffin, Holton Hollis, Karolina Zmarlak and others will be featured. Professional hair and make-up will be provided by Pavo Salon and Heather Cosmetics are provided for each model before walking down the runway. Although there is no experience necessary, there are certain criteria that must be met. Men must be between 5’10” and 6’2” and women must be between 5’7” and 6’. Students must also bring a recent photograph to the call. It is recommended that models wear form fitting clothing and hair should be pulled away from the face. Heels are recommended for women. “The event is very easygoing and fun for everyone. Bring a positive attitude and most importantly confidence,” said Peyton Couch, sophomore fashion merchandising major, model and committee member for Memphis Fashion Weekend. n

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Agents rescue Alabama boy from bunker, kill kidnapper By David Zucchino Los Angeles Times

(MCT) A 5-year-old Alabama boy held hostage in an underground bunker for nearly a week was rescued Monday in a swift operation that left the kidnapper dead, federal authorities announced. The boy, identified only as Ethan, was whisked to safety and was “doing fine,” an FBI agent told reporters in Midland City, Ala. Agents feared the boy was in “imminent danger” after they spotted 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes holding a gun. Negotiations with the gunman had deteriorated over the previous 24 hours, according to FBI Special Agent Stephen E. Richardson, prompting agents to storm the bunker at 3:12 p.m. Central time. “The subject is deceased,” Richardson said of Dykes, but he declined to provide details during a brief news conference late Monday afternoon. Residents described hearing an explosion and gunshots. “It got really tough to negotiate with him,” Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson told reporters later. Ethan was reunited with his mother at a hospital in nearby Dothan, Ala. “He’s laughing, joking, playing, eating — the things you’d expect of a 5- or 6-year-old,” Richardson said at an evening briefing. The rescue ended the nearly weeklong standoff in a rural corner of southeastern Alabama that began when Dykes boarded a schoolbus Jan. 29 and shot the driver to death, then abducted Ethan. Hospital officials declined to discuss Ethan’s condition. “By the grace of God, he’s OK,” Olson said. Citing the ongoing investigation, authorities revealed little at the evening briefing. Asked how agents

could see that Dykes was holding a gun, Olson replied: “Using tactics and things of that nature.” Agents had lowered a camera into the bunker and were closely watching Dykes, CBS News reported, quoting unidentified federal sources. Officers created two diversions to distract Dykes, then entered the bunker from the top, the network reported. The end of the siege brought tears of relief in Midland City, population 2,300, located deep in the Bible Belt. Residents had endured a week of tension and fear after the bus driver, Charles Poland Jr., 66, was slain trying to protect the children, followed by the standoff and delicate negotiations with Dykes through the ventilation pipe. “Our God is an awesome God,” Ronda Wilbur, who lived across a dirt road from Dykes’ white trailer, said in an emotional telephone interview minutes after the FBI announced Ethan’s rescue and Dykes’ death. “Thank God Ethan is safe — and thank God we’ll all be safe from this man now,” added Wilbur, who said Dykes once beat her dog to death and threatened her family with a rifle. “I’ve been telling people for two years that man was going to kill somebody.” Libby Walden, a Midland City resident who organized nightly prayer vigils for Ethan, said her first words upon hearing of his rescue were: “Praise God! Hallelujah!” Walden, known in town as “Granny,” said she and others had “prayed hard for that man’s soul,” referring to Dykes. She said she was sorry that Dykes lost his life, but added: “Sometimes you have to lose to gain.” Asked in a telephone interview whether she planned another prayer vigil for Monday night, Walden replied: “Instead of a vigil, we’re holding a celebration right downtown at the gazebo.”

Wilbur, Dykes’ neighbor, said authorities moved her and other neighbors out of their houses as a precaution. Richardson said it “could be awhile” before agents cleared the crime scene and allowed residents to return home. Authorities said they were checking the area for any explosives Dykes might have left behind. Dykes, a Navy veteran who officials said was estranged from his family and railed against the government, built the bunker in case of tornadoes, he told one neighbor. It was equipped with electricity and a TV. Police described it as 6 feet by 8 feet, about 4 feet deep, with a trap door on top. He apparently did not know Ethan. Authorities said he abducted the child at random after first demanding that the bus driver let him take two boys, ages 6 and 8. Ethan’s 6th birthday is Wednesday. During his captivity, police provided the boy with medication through a 4-inch ventilation pipe, along with Cheez-It crackers and a red Hot Wheels car he had requested. Officials said Ethan has Asperger’s syndrome. Earlier Monday, Olson said Dykes had a “very complex” story he wanted told. “Based on our discussion with Mr. Dykes, he feels like he has a story that’s important to him, although it’s very complex,” the sheriff told reporters. “And we try to make a safe environment for all that.” After authorities announced the successful rescue, Wilbur said, “People here are so far beyond relieved, I can’t describe it.” Ed Baker, a retired helicopter pilot and Midland City resident, said in a telephone interview that the town’s focus for the past week has been on young Ethan’s fate: “That’s the main thing now — that we know he’s OK.” n

uuHelmsman Continued from page 1 a first-come-first-serve basis to purchase ads in the paper. However, having the money does not guarantee that RSOs will utilize The Helmsman’s services. Committee Chairman Tom Miller, economics professor, said the committee’s efforts were “to help solve a problem.” “Beyond making the recommendation, as for the final decision, it is out of our hands,” Miller said. Bingham considers reviewing the recommendations brought forth by the committee as part of her responsibilities and current review of the Student Activity Fee allocation process, said Linda Bonnin, Vice President of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing. “Dr. Raines is the authority for all decisions at the University,” Bingham said. Cox, at a previous meeting, said

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illness. The report will become public when it is presented to Raines, which could be in the next seven to 10 days, Sanford said. “I’m hopeful that everyone who is involved in this will see the necessity of what we’ve done and make the appropriate decisions,” Sanford said. n


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Campus welcomes Pulitzer Prize winner By Crystal Welch

news@dailyhelmsman.com As the University of Memphis continues to celebrate Black History Month, the campus community will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Isabel Wilkerson on Thursday, Feb. 7. The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities is presenting the annual endowed Belle McWilliams Lecture in American History featuring Wilkerson. Wilkerson will deliver her lecture “The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” at 6:30 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre on campus. A preceding reception will begin at 6 p.m. The lecture will explore the “Great Migration” of blacks from the rural south to the urban north during the 20th century. “This year’s Black History Month theme is ‘The Fight for Freedom Continues,’” according to Aram Goudsouzian, profes-

sor of history and director of the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities. “By showing the continuing effects of the Great Migration upon AfricanAmericans and the entire country, Ms. Wilkerson offers us a historic perspective on issues of race, community and the nation.” The lecture is based on her award-winning book “The Warmth of Other Suns,” which tells the story of three individuals who made the journey from the South to the North and what inspired their move in an effort to

realize the American dream. The 2010 nonfiction work was constructed after 15 years of research and more than 1,200 interviews. “Ms. Wilkerson will reflect on how the Great Migration changed the face of America — its race relations, the patterns of its cities, its music, its political balance,” said Goudsouzian. “It is a story that anyone interested in the history of the United States would appreciate. It is also a very human, personal story, which is thanks to Ms. Wilkerson’s greatest

gift as a writer.” Wilkerson, a former correspondent for the New York Times, was the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize. “The Warmth of Others Suns” has received more than 10 major literary prizes and was named to more than 30 lists of “Best Books of the Year.” “In powerful, lyrical prose that combines the historian’s rigor with the novelist’s empathy, Wilkerson’s book changes our understanding of the Great Migration and indeed of the mod-

ern United States,” wrote judges of the Lynton History Prize. Numerous university departments, including the African and African-American Studies program, the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, the Department of English and the Department of Journalism worked with the Facing History and Ourselves organization to sponsor Wilkerson’s visit to the U of M campus. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing. n

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“[Sam] is capable of being a wonderful pitcher, not only this year, but in having a bright future,” Corral said. “He’s just got to stay within himself, stay within the day to day grind, and let everything he’s learned in the last two years come to the forefront this year… If Sam stays within that, Sam will not only be very productive, but he can put up a year that a lot of people expect out of him.” With the departure of Dan Langfield, Moll is poised to top the Memphis starting rotation, especially after a solid season last year. In 2012, Moll posted a 3.48 earned run average on his way to a record of 5-5, striking out 59 batters in 95 2/3 innings. According to Moll, however, success lies in the little things. “I try to keep it simple [on the mound],” Moll said. “[I] see the target, try to hit it. The only thing you can control is the next pitch and where that pitch is going. The most important thing is the next pitch. If you make a bad one and they hit photo By Joe Murphy | special to the daily helmsman it, you can still get out of it with a groundball.” Tigers pitcher Sam Moll has been named to C-USA’s preseason The Tigers are missing several key first team. players from last year’s team, a team Fast-forward three years and that that was a win away from the NCAA By Alex Briggs right fielder is now a starting pitcher Tournament. According to Moll, howsports@dailyhelmsman.com for the University of Memphis. Three ever, Memphis is ready for the season. “We are used to that underdog Three years ago, a right fielder was more years, and junior Sam Moll is taking fly balls before the start of a a member of C-USA’s preseason first status,” Moll said. “But we’ve got a good team this year. We lost a bit of high school baseball game. He raced team. “It’s an honor to represent power from last year, but I think with after and caught a particularly long fly ball, turned around, and fired a strike Memphis and all the hard work every- the new offensive mentality we’ll be one’s put in,” Moll said. “But it’s been good.” to the third baseman. But what does Moll have to do to “Geez,” an opposing player said. the seven people behind me and the catcher in front of me that’s helped ensure he is “good”? “Don’t run on that guy.” “I’ve just got to stay consistent,” A teammate ignored those words me get here. I can’t complain and it of wisdom and tried to stretch a single feels great, but I’ve got to stay humble Moll said. “I’m going to have bad down the right field line into a double. and stay on my path and keep work- games, but everyone has bad games. You just have to get back up from the ing hard.” Bad decision. Pitching coach Fred Corral feels punch and go back out there.” n “I told you not to run on that guy!” much the same way. The player yelled.

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sports@dailyhelmsman.com The Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team (18-3, 7-0 Conference USA) looks for their 13th straight victory on Wednesday when they travel to Dallas to play against the Southern Methodist Mustangs (11-12, 2-6 C-USA). With a win Memphis will improve to 19-3 overall and could increase their conference record to 8-0. Playing on the road has served the Tigers well this season, as they possess a 4-0 road record. Memphis looks to carry its momentum into Wednesday’s game, coming off a blowout 94-64 victory against Tulsa. However, the Tigers must play hard in order to continue their winning streak. “We’ve got a tough game Wednesday at SMU. They’ve got a good basketball team,” Tigers head coach Josh Pastner said. “They’ve got good players. They obviously are well coached, and we’re going to have to bring our A-game. This is going to be their Super Bowl, their World Series.” In order to leave SMU with a victory, the Tigers need to play together as a team. However, they will also lean on their veterans, such as senior forward-guard D.J Stephens and junior forward Tarik Black. Stephens and Black are both looking for their second doubledoubles of the year. Both players have been key contributors to the Tigers’ success this season along with the help of other key players such as freshman forward Shaq Goodwin and junior guard Joe Jackson, both of whom also have a double-double under their belts this season.

The Tigers will also need to control the turnover game after giving up 12 in the last game and 13 in the previous two games before that. In order to fix it, “we just need to play smart simple basketball,” Pastner said. Though the Tigers are favorites to win, Pastner is not looking past what he considers to be a very tough SMU squad. “No game is any bigger than any others,” Pastner said. “Whatever the next game is, that’s the biggest game on our schedule. With our schedule, everyone we play, it’s our World Series.” The Tigers are currently ranked No. 30 in the Associated Press poll, but coaches and players don’t seem interested in rankings or projections. “We put together games like this and if we do get ranked or whatever that’d be cool, but at the same time that don’t really matter,” Black said. Instead of looking toward the future, the Tigers are content on taking the rest of the season one game at a time. “We just have to stay focused. I know we’re on a little streak right now but it keeps us humble and we always got to look forward to the next game,” Stephens said. The Tigers’ fans have enjoyed the hard play and hustle that has brought the team this far. And while the Tigers may make it look easy on TV, Pastner continues to stress that in order to win, the team must play at peak performance every time they tip off. “Without our A-game anything can happen,” Pastner said. “We got to bring our A-game every time we step on the court. If you don’t bring it, you get your butt kicked.” n

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Senior D.J. Stephens and the Tigers look to win in Dallas tonight against SMU.


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Associate athletic director announces retirement By Jaclyn Redmon

sports@dailyhelmsman.com Lynn Parkes, associate athletic director and dedicated employee of the University of Memphis, has announced her retirement from the University after 38 years of service. Parkes has made many contributions to the Memphis women’s sports programs throughout her years as a Tiger. “She was a pioneer for women’s golf, being on the forefront. And she has been a very stabilizing force to the University,” said Beth Harrelson, women’s golf head coach. Parkes started at Memphis in 1975 — when women’s sports was just an idea —and spent the last 29 years making it the program it is today. “She has taught a lot,” Harrelson said. “That has helped give our [women’s athletic] program a lot of credibility nationally.” Parkes graduated from the University of Alabama in 1973, where she had competed in the National Collegiate Championship Tournament as part of the Crimson Tide women’s golf team. After graduation, she became a physical education instructor at Loretto High School in Loretto, Tenn. for two years before leaving to pursue her graduate degree at what was then known as Memphis State University. While a graduate student, Parkes started the women’s golf program at Memphis in 1975. “Lynn developed the program and has brought it to a national point of consistency,” Harrelson said. During her time at Memphis, Parkes has held many titles and had many duties throughout the athletic community. She served as the senior women’s administra-

tor, has directed the department’s compliance and student-athlete services, as well as handled oversight duties for eight different women’s sports. “It will be very hard to replace her. She was able to do so many things as a coach, administrator, and SWA,” said Harrelson. “She has had an impact on not only our University but also coaches and programs across the country.” With her hard work and perseverance, Parkes took women’s sports from a concept to a nationally recognized program. Her dedication to the university earned her the title of Distinguished Administrator of the Year in 2002. “She has been an amazing mentor, teacher and role model,” Harrelson said. “A void will be felt at the U of M athletics throughout all sports.” n

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Associate Athletic Director Lynn Parkes announced she would retire at the end of the academic year after 38 years of service to the University of Memphis.

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