Retired Murray State University Regent Don Sparks of Mayfield has generously established a scholarship for University students in honor of his late wife, Carolyn. Pictured in the front row from left are Brad Sparks, Don Sparks and Donna Sparks Moses. In the back row from left are Lynn Henderson, Mayfield High School counselor, Billy Edwards, Mayfield High School principal and Jamie Haynes, Murray State University assistant director of stewardship and donor relations.

Murray State alumnus establishes scholarship in honor of late wife

Generous gift from former Murray State Regent Don Sparks celebrates life and legacy of Carolyn Sparks MURRAY, Ky. — Retired Murray State University Regent Don Sparks of Mayfield, Kentucky, has generously established a scholarship for University students in honor of his late wife, Carolyn. Through the Carolyn Lowe Sparks Memorial Scholarship established with Don’s gift […]

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Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Dr. Wayne D. Lewis, right, receives a glass flame trophy from Murray State University College of Education and Human Services Dean Dr. David Whaley at the 35th annual Harry M. Sparks Distinguished Lecture. Lewis was the night’s keynote speaker.

35th annual Sparks Lecture honors regional educators, welcomes state education commissioner

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University College of Education and Human Services held its 35th annual Harry M. Sparks Distinguished Lecture on April 30 in the CFSB Center’s Murray Room. Dr. Wayne D. Lewis, Kentucky’s commissioner of education, was the featured speaker for this event, and several regional educators were honored with the college’s […]

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Murray State University awarded a total of 18 incoming students with the prestigious Presidential Fellowship, which includes full tuition, housing and meals for up to four years at the University. Not pictured are Ben Austin and Michael Webb, who participated in separate signings.

Murray State University awards 18 Presidential Fellowships

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has awarded a total of 18 incoming students with the prestigious Presidential Fellowship, which includes full tuition, housing and meals for up to four years at the University. “We are extremely proud of the incoming fall 2019 class of Presidential Fellowship recipients, as this group represents the very best […]

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The Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture hosted the 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) judging competition on campus April 10-13. The winning four-year school of this year’s event is University of Minnesota-Crookston.

Hutson School of Agriculture hosts NACTA judging conference

Ag competition brings more than 700 students from 50-plus colleges to campus MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture hosted the 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) judging competition on campus April 10-13. Over 700 contestants representing teams from over 50 colleges and two-year universities participated. Visiting students […]

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Imani Oliver of St. Louis, Missouri, will graduate from Murray State University May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in not one, but two different majors: chemistry and mathematics.

#RacerGraduation: Chemistry and mathematics major prepares for work at AT&T

MURRAY, Ky. — Imani Oliver of St. Louis, Missouri, will graduate from Murray State University May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in not one, but two different majors: chemistry and mathematics. As a Dr. Marvin D. Mills Scholar, Oliver has made her mark in academics and the Racer community as a whole. Oliver has served […]

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Summer Orientation sessions for incoming freshman and transfer students at Murray State University are filling up quickly with strong momentum ahead of the fall 2019 semester.

Murray State University sees high demand for Summer Orientation sessions

Registration filling up quickly for summer dates; still time to apply for 2019-20 admission MURRAY, Ky. — Summer Orientation sessions for incoming freshman and transfer students at Murray State University are filling up quickly with strong momentum ahead of the fall 2019 semester. Two of six remaining Summer O sessions have already reached capacity. Only […]

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Dr. Claire Fuller has been named as the dean of the Murray State University Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology, effective July 1, 2019.

Dr. Claire Fuller named dean of the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Claire Fuller has been named dean of the Murray State University Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology, effective July 1, 2019. Fuller is a biological sciences professor who has served as interim dean since July 1, 2018, after former dean Dr. Steve Cobb stepped down from the position […]

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Jared Hill of Murray, Kentucky, is set to earn his Clinical Mental Health Counseling Educational Specialist degree this summer.

#RacerGraduation: Murray native tells inspirational story of earning his degree

MURRAY, Ky. — Jared Hill of Murray, Kentucky, is set to earn his Clinical Mental Health Counseling Educational Specialist degree this summer. Hill has overcome a bevy of personal challenges in earning his degree; now seven years sober, the single father has carved out his own path at Murray State through his work with Phi […]

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Kaylin Duke of Channahon, Illinois, will graduate from Murray State University on May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in animal and equine science.

#RacerGraduation: Animal and equine science student reflects on Racer experience

MURRAY, Ky. — Kaylin Duke of Channahon, Illinois, will graduate from Murray State University on May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in animal and equine science. After her involvement in several campus organizations, including the Horseman’s Association, Stock Horse Show Team and Rodeo Club, as well as her hands-on agriculture classes, she took time reflect […]

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Colleagues and friends of Dr. Marcia Hobbs, dean of the Murray State University School of Nursing and Health Professions, gathered for her retirement reception earlier this week in Mason Hall. Hobbs, left, shares a moment with Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Don Robertson after a ceremony at Mason Hall.Colleagues and friends of Dr. Marcia Hobbs, dean of the Murray State University School of Nursing and Health Professions, gathered for her retirement reception earlier this week in Mason Hall. Hobbs, left, shares a moment with Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Don Robertson after a ceremony at Mason Hall.

Murray State University School of Nursing and Health Professions Dean Dr. Marcia Hobbs to retire after 23 years of service

MURRAY, Ky. — Colleagues and friends of Dr. Marcia Hobbs, dean of the Murray State University School of Nursing and Health Professions, gathered for her retirement reception on April 29 in Mason Hall. Hobbs has worked at Murray State a total of 23 years, with eight of those as dean and 15 as the chair […]

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