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Each year, Presbyterian Day School honors an alumnus who demonstrates a love for the school and who represents the goals, ideals, and imagination of PDS.

This year, we recognize Robert Edwin Loeb, Sr. ’67.

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Each year, Presbyterian Day School honors an alumnus who demonstrates a love for the school and who represents the goals, ideals, and imagination of PDS.

morganThis year, we recognize Allen Benners Morgan, Jr. ’55 as the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus.

At the age of 27, Morgan started a brokerage firm with a friend. This firm, Morgan Keegan, grew and as it did, Morgan gained respect within the financial services industry. He served as Chairman and CEO from 1969 until 2003, and he was Chairman of Morgan Keegan and Vice Chairman of Regions Financial until his retirement in 2007.

Morgan and his wife Musette have three adult children, Kendall Morgan Rhodes, Musette Morgan, and Worth Morgan ’99.


You are invited to attend the annual



Honoring the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus
Allen Benners Morgan, Jr. ’55
and Milestone Reunions
for the Class of 1964 and 1989

Friday, April 11, 2014
11:30 a.m.

Fellowship Hall
Presbyterian Day School
4025 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN

Complimentary lunch provided
by the PDS Alumni Association

In 1994, Morgan was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Society of Entrepreneurs in Memphis. In 1995, Financial World magazine honored him as one of three outstanding CEO’s in the securities industry.

Alumni, parents, and friends of PDS are invited to join us on Friday, April 11, 2014 for our annual Distinguished Alumnus Luncheon. A complimentary lunch is provided by the PDS Alumni Association. Please RSVP online.

In addition to honoring Allen Benners Morgan, Jr. ’55, we will be recognizing milestone reunions for the class of 1964 and 1989.

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On Friday, April 12, 2013, David Hoyt Montague was named Presbyterian Day School’s 2013 Distinguished Alumnus. David was part of the PDS Class of 1976 and currently serves as the Director of the Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR).

Prior to MTR, David served for two years (2005-2007) with Campus Crusade for Christ in East Asia. From 2000-2005, David was the Director of Service Over Self, an urban home-repair ministry in the Binghampton neighborhood of Memphis. 

From 1987-2000, David worked with Morgan Keegan & Co as an investment broker and managing director. David, a lifetime Memphian, graduated in 1986 from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) with a degree in Finance and from Memphis University School in 1982. 

David has been married to his wife Kelli for 20 years and they have five daughters: May, Annie, Ruthie, Mary Van and Joy. David enjoys time with his family and regular bike rides. “David leads by example with motivation and self-discipline.” This servant leader truly represents the goals, ideals, and imagination of Presbyterian Day School. 

This servant leader truly represents the goals, ideals, and imagination of Presbyterian Day School.

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On Friday, April 27, PDS honored Paul Tudor Jones ‘66 at the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Luncheon. Over 400 PDS alumni, parents, and friends attended as well as the 6th grade class.

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hamptonsidesfinal2-lowresPDS is pleased to announce that Wade Hampton Sides ’74 has been named the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus, the highest award given to any of our 3,500+ alumni.

Hampton Sides is the author of the acclaimed best-selling narrative histories Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder, and most recently Hellhound On His Trail .   He is editor-at-large for Outside magazine and has also written for National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, The New York Times, National Public Radio, and The Washington Post. His magazine work, collected in numerous published anthologies, has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing.  Hampton currently lives in Santa Fe with his wife Anne and their three boys.  

Save the date for Friday, April 1 when PDS will honor this distinguished alumnus at the alumni luncheon.  Invitation to follow in the mail.

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Approximately 400 alumni and school friends gathered for the annual alumni luncheon on Wednesday to reconnect with classmates and former teachers, recall their days as boys at PDS, and celebrate Fred Smith ‘56, Founder, Chairman and CEO of FedEx, as he was presented the school’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

“What a happy and exciting day in the life of PDS,” says Headmaster Lee Burns. “To see so many alumni back on campus thrilled us, and we were so delighted in particular to honor Mr. Smith for his remarkable accomplishments and inspirational man he is.”

Mr. Smith spent part of the morning meeting boys and teachers as he visited classrooms and toured the school. “Our boys were so excited to see and meet him, and our 6th graders in the luncheon had the opportunity to hear him talk about challenges and opportunities facing our country in today’s global community,” says Burns.

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The 2009 Alumni Luncheon was held on April 23rd in the Fellowship Hall at PDS.

In attendance were 150 alumni classes dating all the way back to the founding of the school.

Rick Moore '57 was honored as the 2009 Presbyterian Day School Distinguished Alumnus at the 2009 PDS Alumni Luncheon.

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On Tuesday, February 19, 2008, PDS held the first ever PDS Alumni Luncheon at the Memphis Country Club.

Several hundred PDS alums attended, ranging from recent graduates all the way back to boys who transferred from the Pentecost-Garrison school into the then brand-new Presbyterian Day School.

The 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award was given to Pitt Hyde '55.

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