More than 100 rising high school seniors from across the region will arrive at Murray State University June 8 for the 19th Commonwealth Honors Academy.

Murray State alumna and CEO of Dream Catcher Educational Services Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton returns to speak at 1969 Golden Reunion Dinner

Class of 1969 encouraged to register for dinner by Oct. 10 at murraystate.edu/alumni/goldenreunion.aspx MURRAY, Ky. — Beloved Murray State University alumna and former Board of Regents member Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, ’69, will return to campus once again as the honorary speaker for the Class of 1969 Golden Reunion Dinner Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. […]

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The Murray State University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was awarded the Circle of Excellence Gold Status for the 2018-19 academic year.

Brent and Jan Yonts scholarship to assist students from Muhlenberg County

MURRAY, Ky. — Jan Yonts, ‘71, mayor of Greenville, Kentucky, has endowed the Brent and Jan Yonts scholarship for students from Muhlenberg County to attend Murray State University beginning this fall. The Yonts family includes five Murray State graduates in various disciplines spanning more than 40 years.  Brent graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree […]

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Murray State alumnus Trey Morris wins 2019 NAA International Auctioneer Championship

New Orleans, La. – Trey Morris, ’06, an auctioneer from Murray, Kentucky, Murray State alumnus and former public address announcer for University athletics, recently won the 2019 National Auctioneers Association (NAA) International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) after competing among 68 participants in the men’s and women’s divisions from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Ireland. The […]

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The Racers Roadshow, an eight-day tour of nine locations across Kentucky and Tennessee, wrapped up July 18 with a final stop in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. More than 1,200 guests attended during its tour.

Murray State University’s ‘Racers Roadshow’ wraps up at CFSB Center in Murray

More than 1,200 guests attended nine stops over eight days across Kentucky and Tennessee for a celebration of all things Murray State MURRAY, Ky. — The Racers Roadshow, an eight-day tour of nine locations across Kentucky and Tennessee, wrapped up July 18 with a final stop in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. The […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of July 8-12

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of July 8-12. ** Murray State University students took home the 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship in Maryland last month. Adam Puckett and Blake Albertson, both of Bloomington, Indiana, clocked in a three-day, 15 […]

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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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The Murray State Alumni Association celebrated five outstanding Murray State alumni named as the 2019 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award during the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on April 12 at the CFSB Center. From left are recipients Dr. Jay Akridge, Maj. Gen. Paul Johnson, Felecia Dixon Henderson, Murray State University President Dr. Bob Jackson, recipient Bill Beard and Bart McNealy, a dear friend of recipient Ernie Vande Zande, who was recognized posthumously.

Murray State Alumni Association celebrates Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

Dr. Jay Akridge, Maj. Gen. Paul Johnson, Felecia Dixon Henderson, Bill Beard and Ernie Vande Zande honored at Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State Alumni Association celebrated five outstanding Murray State University alumni named as the 2019 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award during the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on April […]

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Eunice Mills, spouse of the late Dr. Marvin Mills, cuts a ceremonial ribbon to open the Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr. Multicultural Center on April 12 in the Curris Center. Mills was assisted by her son, Glenn, as Murray State University Dr. Bob Jackson, left, looks on.

Murray State University Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership and Inclusive Excellence rededicates Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr. Multicultural Center

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership and Inclusive Excellence hosted a rededication of the new Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr. Multicultural Center on April 12 at the Center’s location on the first floor of the Curris Center. Murray State administrators, students and the greater campus community came together […]

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The Murray State Alumni Association is proud to announce that five outstanding Murray State alumni have been selected as the 2019 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. They will be honored during the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on April 12 at 6 p.m. in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center.

Murray State University 2019 Distinguished Alumni Spotlights

The Murray State Alumni Association is proud to announce that five outstanding Murray State alumni have been selected as the 2019 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. They will be honored during the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on April 12 at 6 p.m. in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. Established in 1962, the […]

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Murray State alumnae provide health care in African villages

Kiki Cunningham and Hayden Murrell save lives after earning nursing degrees MURRAY, Ky. — Two Murray State alumnae are using their nursing degrees to provide health care in remote African villages. Kiki Cunningham is a Murray native who graduated from the University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Since graduation, she has served […]

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