Alumni association partners with SocialCoaster

MURRAY, Ky. — Founded by a Murray State University graduate, SocialCoaster helps users grow social communities around specific areas of interest. The Murray State Alumni Association is the latest organization to connect members of their communities using the free SocialCoaster platform. Jonathan Burdon, a 27-year old local entrepreneur and his team of recent Murray State […]

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MSU alumnus, NPR reporter to speak to students on campus

MURRAY, Ky. — A two-day seminar at Murray State University (MSU) focusing on business news will feature an MSU alumnus who reports for National Public Radio. The inaugural event, with the theme “Show Me the Money: Topics in Business Journalism,” will highlight Jim Burress, senior reporter for NPR station WABE 90.1 FM in Atlanta, Ga. […]

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Murray public relations graduate promoted to company presidency

MURRAY, Ky. — Werkshop Branding’s founder and CEO, Tim Earnhart, announced the promotion of Jessica Yonts to president. With more than 10 years of marketing, development and leadership experience, Yonts will be responsible for leading day-to-day operations of the agency, including global strategy, client development and engagement. Yonts most recently served as vice president of […]

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Former Murray resident to receive Distinguished Alumni Award

MURRAY, Ky. — Growing up in the small town of Murray, David Dill knew he wanted to go to Murray State University (MSU). His father coached basketball for the Racers and his parents still reside in Murray. Now, Dill is being recognized with a Murray State University Distinguished Alumni Award. Given the requirements needed to […]

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Local teacher, director and mentor named a 2015 MSU Distinguished Alumni

MURRAY, Ky. — Recently named as a 2015 MSU Distinguished Alumni by the Murray State University Alumni Association, Holly Bloodworth has made a positive and major impact in the lives of teachers, students and community members throughout western Kentucky over the course of her teaching career. Currently a reading interventionist at Murray Independent Schools, Bloodworth […]

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Student research supported by funds given in honor of Murray State graduate

MURRAY, Ky. — Thanks to a family’s devotion to wildlife research, the Larry D. Pharris Memorial Wildlife Fund provided three deserving students with the opportunity to further conduct research this school year. The Pharris’ lifelong commitment to outdoor recreation and wildlife biology continues through an endowed fund established by family and friends in 2000 to support […]

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Murray State alumna’s study featured in Wall Street Journal article

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University alumna, Veronika Krepely Pool, had a study featured in a Wall Street Journal article titled, “Fund Pros Who Live Together, Buy Together.” Pool, an Indiana University finance professor, worked with fellow finance professor Noah Stoffman and former Indiana University professor Scott Yonker on the study. The article referencing the […]

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Murray State agriculture alumnus’ helping hand inspires others to not lose hope

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State Hutson School of Agriculture alumni Jason Koger is determined to give a helping hand and share his story with others to give hope. On March 1, 2008, jolted by a 7,200-volt powerline while taking a ride on his grandfather’s farm, Koger was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, […]

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Q & A Session with MSU Alumni Patrick Newcomb

The Benton-native, MSU alumni and professional golfers is making a name for himself one stroke at a time. Patrick Newcomb, a humble individual yet confident golfer, left the United States for the first time ever to take on some of the world’s best golfers in the Sunshine Tour in South Africa. Newcomb graduated from MSU in 2013 with a bachelor’s […]

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Two MSU alums compete for $100,000 on new television series

MURRAY, Ky. — Jessica Brown and Craig Bayens, two Murray State University alumni, will showcase their design and craftsmanship skills on the premiere of Framework tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 9 p.m. (Central Time) on SPIKE television. The new competition series, focused around the creation of custom furniture pieces, is promised to “change the way […]

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