MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University student Malcolm Jones shares the experiences and accomplishments he has attained while at Murray State University.
Eastern High School
Racer Band, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Student Ambassadors
If any, what scholarships have you received?
The Marvin D. Mills scholarship I received my freshman year of college.
Who has influenced you the most in your life and why?
My father has influenced me a lot throughout my life because he went through obstacles and broke down barriers while being a black man. He went to Murray State and was a 2-Time All-American for football while attending Murray State. He went on to coach football at several different colleges around the nation, including coaching at the University of Louisville. He passed away from lung cancer during my sophomore year here at Murray State.
What do you want to do after graduation?
I would like to intern as an admission counselor and then obtain a job in higher education working as an admissions counselor.
Why did you choose Murray State?
I chose Murray State because of the feeling I got when I stepped on campus. I was able to be myself, and the town was very friendly. Murray State also provided me with the major options I had an interest in pursuing.
Who is your favorite professor and why? What is your favorite Murray State tradition?
My favorite professor would have to be Dr. Hendley, who is a professor in the sociology department. She is extremely smart and can make sure that the students understand the content. She also asks how the each student’s day is going and is interested in fun trips that the students may have taken. She tries to get to know us, which I think is very respectable, genuine and caring as an educator. She also just makes learning very fun!
What is your favorite Murray State tradition, and why?
My favorite Murray State tradition would have to be All Campus Sing. It’s one day of the year that brings an entire University and community together!
What’s something you’ve accomplished at Murray State that you’re most proud of and why?
One of the things I am most proud of accomplishing while I’ve been here is being a Student Ambassador. I have always been so interested in how students were able to give tours to prospective students. It’s my passion to talk to new people and get to know them, and the fact that I’m able to do that through Murray State means the world.
If you could spend an hour with anyone, who would it be and why?
I would honestly want to spend an hour with Beyoncé. I think she puts 100 percent into anything she does, and its honestly really admirable. Plus, she’s also always fierce!
How do you define success?
Success is waking up in the morning excited about what you have to do that you fly out the door. It’s getting to work and learn with people you love. It’s falling asleep at night knowing you did the best you could.
What opportunities have you been afforded at Murray State?
The opportunity to go to college at an affordable price and the opportunity to eat some of the healthiest and best food I’ve had.
What do you love most about Murray State?
The one thing I love most about Murray State is that it’s a home away from home. I never want to leave, but when I do, I always want to come back. I finally feel like I have somewhere I belong.
What do you think sets Murray State apart from other universities?
What I believe sets Murray State apart from other universities is the fact that you are treated like an individual instead of a number. You have more one-on-one time with teachers, and they genuinely care about your success throughout your college career.