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Union University Awards Luncheon will honor outstanding alum during Homecoming Week

JACKSON, Tenn.Feb. 9, 2001 – Union University will recognize four outstanding Union alum during its annual Alumni Reunion Luncheon Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m. in Coburn Dining Room in the Barefoot Student Union Building on Union's campus. Three of the four being honored are current residents of Jackson.

Jackson resident Donald Morris, Sr., a 1962 Union graduate and assistant vice president and director of financial aid at Union, will receive the Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award. Morris also served as coach for the university's golf team from 1972 until 1998, leading the team to win more than 30 conferences and tournaments. The award is a salute to long and meritorious service to Union University by an employee.

Lisa Williams Rogers, a 1983 Union graduate, will receive the Distinguished Service Award. A resident of Jackson with her husband Kenny and their three children, Rogers currently serves as an obstetrician and gynecologist for The Jackson Clinic in Jackson. The award is based on service to mankind and/or to Union University by an alumnus of the university.

Alicia Wilkerson Smotherman, a 1963 graduate of Union, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award. A family physician, Smotherman resides in Fort Worth, Tex. with her husband Thad. The award is based on distinction in one's profession and for bringing honor and recognition to Union University through that profession.

John Bradley Greer, a 1992 graduate of Union, will receive the Outstanding Young Achiever Award. Greer, the owner of Premier Promotions resides in Jackson with his wife Rhonda and their three children. The award is presented to an individual, age 35 or younger, who shows record of significant accomplishment in professional life and for serve to Union University or the world.

Tickets are still available for the luncheon. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Services at (901) 661-5208 or (800) 338-6644.

Related Resource(s): Homecoming 2001
Media contact: Sara B. Horn, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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