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ZETA RHO (Memphis) - Once you cross that stage at graduation, your educational institution soon becomes known as your Alma mater
. A term that ever so endearingly means, "nourishing mother." Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Memphis '90, enforces this name by giving credit to his own institution, the University of Memphis.
In an article from The Daily Helmsman
Tre Hargett graduated with honors from what was then Memphis State University in 1991 with a BBA in accounting. A year later, he earned his MBA, also from The U of M.
“The University of Memphis community gave me great leadership opportunities and the skills to work with a diverse group of people. I also benefited from staff and faculty who took a genuine interest in my development inside and outside of the classroom. The lessons learned at The U of M continue to play a critical role in my professional life.”
Hargett was elected in 2009 by the Tennessee General Assembly to serve as the 37th Tennessee Secretary of State. Prior to holding this position, Hargett held a seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives for 10 years as well. The U of M recently honored him as an Outstanding Young Alumnus.
As an undergraduate, Hargett was involved in the Student Government Association for three years. During that time he served as a senator, vice president and president. Hargett was also a member of Alpha Tau Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, College Republicans and Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature.