MURRAY, Ky. — The Business, Accounting and Entrepreneurship class in the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) at Murray State University will showcase digital research posters in the Waterfield Library gallery Monday, July 23, from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. in an event open to the public.

The class is offered through the state Governor’s Scholars Program and is taught by Dr. Melony Shemberger, associate professor of journalism and mass communications at Murray State. As the students prepared their posters for the class, they were challenged to think of themselves as innovators and consider solutions to social problems through the concept of social entrepreneurship. For the culminating project, each group of scholars developed a business plan that could apply innovative approaches to tackle an issue, need, problem or concern.

“I am excited for and proud of these scholars,” Shemberger said. “They tackled their research projects by working together, using everyone’s talents and creating digital posters that showcase their newfound scholarship. To see these outcomes is truly rewarding for me, and I know it is for them, too.”

During summer 2018, Murray State was one of three campuses in Kentucky to host the Governor’s Scholars Program, a five-week summer program open to rising high school seniors that strives to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders.

Established in 1983, GSP provides academic and personal growth opportunities through a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Students must complete an application and compete with others from across the Commonwealth for consideration. Those selected attend the program free of charge.

For more information about the research posters created by the GSP students in the Business, Accounting and Entrepreneurship class, email Shemberger at

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