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Weeks receives Honorary Alumnus Award from Union

JACKSON, Tenn.Feb. 28, 2005 – Mike Weeks, chairman of Union University’s Board of Trustees and president of the Southern Baptist Foundation in Nashville, Tenn., was recognized with the 2005 Honorary Alumnus Award during this year’s alumni awards banquet Feb. 19.

“We certainly congratulate Mike Weeks on this most well deserved recognition from the Union University alumni,” Union president David S. Dockery said. “Mike has been an outstanding leader and guide as chairman of the Union Board of Trustees. His wisdom and insights regarding all aspects of the university are trusted by all members of the board.”

Weeks is a graduate of Delta State University and is a former vice chairman of BancorpSouth Bank and executive vice president of BancorpSouth, Inc. During his term as chairman of Union’s Board of Trustees, Union has completed the Vision and Values 2005 long range plan and completed its Building a Future capital campaign one year ahead of schedule and $3 million ahead of its $60 million goal.

He and his wife, Trish, have three children and seven grandchildren and are members of Judson Baptist Church in Nashville.

“Mike is a straight shooter,” said Union trustee Jerry Tidwell, pastor of Ellendale Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn. “Mike displayed the same Christian integrity as CEO of BancorpSouth as he did as a teacher in children’s Sunday School. We are very grateful to have him at Union and the Southern Baptist Foundation.”

 

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2/19/05 - Alumni Association president Jerome Teel presents Chairman of Union's board of trustees Michael Weeks with the Honorary Alumnus Award during the Homecoming awards luncheon.
2/19/05 - Alumni Association president Jerome Teel presents Chairman of Union's board of trustees Michael Weeks with the Honorary Alumnus Award during the Homecoming awards luncheon. - Morris Abernathy

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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