Student positions designed to promote and encourage fellow students to follow Racer Safe and Healthy Guidelines
MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State is proud to announce the Racer Safe and Healthy Ambassador program, featuring students who have taken on the responsibility to encourage others to keep the campus safe. Students who keep safety at the forefront of their Murray State University experience are granted the opportunity to help the University maintain a healthy environment.
Responsibilities include attending activities on-campus, handing out masks and promoting the Racer Safe and Healthy Guidelines. Ambassadors will also participate in activities around campus; they will be wearing bright blue polo shirts and will be modeling the Racer Safe and Healthy Guidelines such as wearing a mask at all times (unless eating or drinking or in the privacy of a residence hall room), practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly and following recommendations set by this official University promotional video.
The ambassadors include:
- Alena Ackerman (political science) from O’Fallon, Illinois
- Abdullah Alhazmi (civil engineering technology) from Saudi Arabia
- Anaya Brown (pre-vet/veterinary technology) from Lexington, Kentucky
- Liam Coursey (music education) from Madisonville, Kentucky
- Elliott Slaton (occupational safety and health) from Eddyville, Kentucky
- Devon Hart (biology/pre-medical) from Paducah, Kentucky
- Drew Jackson (political science/pre-law) from Graves County, Kentucky
- Maisah Johnson (music/music business) from Louisville, Kentucky
- Anna Ledone (clinical psychology master’s program) from Alexandria, Kentucky
- Mariah Lyons (learning behavior disorders) from Murray, Kentucky
- Danielle McDaniel (public and community health) from Booneville, Indiana
- Emily Robinson (middle school education) from Elizabethtown, Kentucky
- Rachel Stuckey (environmental science) from Prospect, Kentucky
“The Racer Safe and Healthy Ambassadors are significant student leaders on campus,” said Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson. “They play a vital role in promoting and supporting the Racer Restart Plan. This is a select group of students who provide a tremendous service to Murray State University.”
Following an application and interview process, these ambassadors were asked how their role as a leader on campus can best help the Racer community make healthy choices.
“I believe that practicing the measures that the University has put in place are very important to follow because it helps maintain a safe and healthy environment, which allows for the continuation of our educational careers,” said ambassador Alena Ackerman, a political science major from O’Fallon, Illinois. “Since my first experience with Murray State, it has felt like another home, and I want to do whatever I can to be able to remain on campus and experience what it has to offer.”
“I believe that it is of the highest importance that we all play our part to combat this virus and stay healthy,” added ambassador Liam Coursey, a music education major from Madisonville, Kentucky.
Students are encouraged to help the ambassadors and campus community by following the Racer Safe and Healthy Guidelines and encouraging fellow Racers to do the same.
The University’s Racer Restart plan, campus updates, resources and Racer Safe and Healthy Guidelines are available at murraystate.edu/racerrestart.