Curry Todd: College Experience
Curry Todd is a native of the Volunteer State, where he was born in the town of Juno on December 31, 1947. Juno is a small town located almost exactly between Memphis and Nashville. By the time he was of high school age, Curry Todd had moved with his family to Memphis where he attended Treadwell High School and was a standout basketball player, good enough to receive scholarship offers from numerous colleges.
He settled on the University of Memphis, located in the Normal Station part of town. The University of Memphis was originally known as the West Tennessee Normal School. As Curry Todd knows, the term “normal school,” which is largely out of use today, was a name for institutions that trained high school graduates to become teachers. The West Tennessee Normal School became the West Tennessee Teachers College in 1925, Memphis State College in 1941, and then Memphis State University. It became the University of Memphis in 1994.
No matter its name, Curry Todd remains a proud alumnus. The University of Memphis is one of three comprehensive doctoral-extensive institutions of higher learning in Tennessee, and the flagship of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. More than three thousand students earn their degrees from the University of Memphis every year.
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