LOC's longtime director of alumni affairs and sustained giving retires
Frankie Jeffries, LeMoyne-Owen College’s longtime director of alumni affairs and sustained giving, ended a 31-year career at her alma mater on Feb. 1, 2019.
Jeffries, a LOC class of 1980 alumna, was honored with an on-campus reception on her last day at work. Among attendees who offered well wishes on her retirement were LOC Alumni Association past national presidents Clarence Christian, Jeffrey Higgs and Bobbie Thompson, current national President Jesse Chatman, Memphis alumni President Katrina Thompson and LOC’s Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Terrell Strayhorn.
Ms. Jeffries received a Bachelor’s degree in social science from LeMoyne-Owen and a master’s degree in education from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.
She began her 31-year career at LOC as a volunteer in the Admissions Office. Six months later she was hired as a recruiter. A year later, she became director of admissions.
For the past 13 years, she has been director of alumni relations and sustained giving. In those roles, she has served as the liaison between the college and alumni, working to keep graduates connected to the college, including coordinating national alumni association chapters’ events with campus activities – especially commencement and homecoming.
During her retirement, Ms. Jeffries, among other things, plans to catch up on her reading and spend more time volunteering at Trinity House Hospice care.
LOC’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement W. Anthony “Tony” Neal said the position of alumni affairs and sustained giving will be filled.
Pictured: Frankie Jeffries (center) is flanked by (L-R) past national alumni association presidents Clarence Christian, Jeffrey Higgs, Bobbie Thompson, and current nation President Jesse Chatman.