Barbra Watson left a job she loved to earn her degree at Murray State University’s Henderson campus

MURRAY, Ky. — Barbra Watson was working a job she truly enjoyed, teaching at a church pre-school in Henderson. She started off as an assistant teacher and, when the lead teacher took another job, received the opportunity to move up into that position. In that role, she enjoyed planning lessons and activities for her class […]

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Soon-to-be-graduate Jalpaben Patel finds a family in the School of Nursing and Health Professions

MURRAY, Ky. — There’s an old saying that states, “If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it wasn’t meant to be.” For soon-to-be nursing graduate Jalpaben “Jenn” Patel, returning to Murray State University was destiny.   Currently from Paducah, Kentucky, Patel will […]

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Nursing faculty mentoring program helps recent graduates obtain licensure

Murray State University School of Nursing and Health Professions alumna Kaile Turner recently returned to the University to mentor and speak with soon-to-be graduates. Through the University’s strategic plan funding, Turner was provided access to the licensure exam preparatory program.  

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​Murray State student Anissa Quilling awarded U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

MURRAY, Ky. — Anissa Quilling, a senior music major at Murray State is one of more than 250 American undergraduate students from 154 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study abroad. […]

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Spring 2017 graduate, Dean Charles Anthony II, credits Murray State for receiving endless opportunities and being pushed out of comfort zone

MURRAY, Ky. — Within a student’s undergraduate career, he or she has a finite amount of time to discover one’s passion. For senior Murray State University student, Dean Charles Anthony II, the blue and gold offered endless opportunities and helped the out-of-state student feel at home. Originally from Lithonia, Georgia, Anthony has a major in […]

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Gregory Smith pursued passion for social work at Murray State’s Hopkinsville campus

Gregory Smith, a senior from Hopkinsville, explains why he came to Murray State University as a nontraditional student, seeking a degree in social work to enhance his career opportunities toward his passion of helping others.  

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Love of horses, feeling of home brings Paige Chamerlik to Murray State for experiential learning opportunities

Paige Chamerlik is an equine science major from Antioch, Illinois. She was given the opportunity to work with horses at the Murray State University Equine Center.

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Murray State affords Lance Stewart the opportunity to become a scientist

As Lance Stewart prepares for #RacerGraduation, the geosciences student is appreciative of Murray State University faculty and staff for helping prepare him for becoming a scientist.

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Student Spotlight: Thomas Derossett

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University student Thomas Derossett shares the experiences and accomplishments he has attained while at Murray State University. Major: Psychology Hometown: West Paducah, KY High School: McCracken County High School Activities/Organizations: Student ambassadors, summer orientation, social psychology club, psi chi, psychology club, independent research and intramural sports. If any, what scholarships […]

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Inspired by her parents, spring 2017 graduate Zuleyka Valdes hopes to make a difference through teaching

MURRAY, Ky. — Two years ago, Zuleyka Valdes’ father passed away during her sophomore year at Murray State University. It was an incredibly hard experience to endure, but her father’s motivation for her to do well in school convinced Valdes to work toward a double degree. She kept going strong because of him. “I live […]

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