Murray State University’s Leigh Landini Wright, associate professor of journalism, is among 17 journalism professors selected through a competitive process for the Solutions Journalism Educator Academy through the University of Oregon.

Murray State University professor selected to join Solutions Journalism Educator Academy

Associate professor of journalism, alumna Leigh Landini Wright will train to teach solutions journalism MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Leigh Landini Wright, ’93, ’10, associate professor of journalism, is among 17 journalism professors selected through a competitive process for the Solutions Journalism Educator Academy at the University of Oregon. In light of the ongoing […]

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Murray State University graduate Jessica Stoner, ’20, of Henderson, Kentucky, was recently profiled by Agriculture Future of America (AFA), an organization devoted to developing future leaders in the industry.

Murray State University graduate featured in Agriculture Future of America profile

Jessica Stoner, ’20, shares her story with agriculture education organization MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University alumna Jessica Stoner, ’20, of Henderson, Kentucky, was recently profiled by Agriculture Future of America (AFA), an organization devoted to developing future leaders in the industry. Stoner is a graduate of the University’s agronomy program within the Hutson School […]

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Murray State University Racer Report: June 15-19

MURRAY, Ky. — See below for the latest news from Murray State University, including student, faculty, staff and alumni accomplishments, announcements, upcoming events and much more for the week of June 15-19. In this Racer Report: Public relations program ranked among top 10 in country Graduate student publishes short story collection Alumna earns 2020 Emerging […]

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Pictured is Murray State University alumna Alli Strong-Martin, who graduated in May 2017 with dual majors in nonprofit leadership and international studies. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she is actively working to engage with power, privilege, difference and diversity to advocate for more inclusive and equitable communities in the U.S. and around the world.

Murray State University alumna, activist talks career in advocacy

Alli Strong-Martin, ’17, shares story in part three of ‘Your Story and Impact’ eight-part series highlighting program graduates MURRAY, Ky. —  Murray State University’s Nonprofit Leadership Studies (NLS) graduates were recently asked to reflect on their career journeys, the impact of their work and their aspirations for the future.  This is the third of an […]

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Two Murray State University alumnae have recently opened their own mental health private practice facilities in western Kentucky.

Murray State University alumnae open mental health private practices

MURRAY, Ky. — Two Murray State University alumnae have recently opened their own mental health private practice facilities in western Kentucky.  Lisa Robin Sanford, ’14, ’17, and Lisa Frost, ’18, are both graduates of the University’s Educational Specialist (Ed.S) in clinical mental health counseling. Sanford’s facility, Sacred Break Throughs, offers a variety of mental health […]

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arrison Fry of South Fulton, Tennessee, a recent graduate of Murray State’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, has been awarded a Local Government Early Career Service Certificate from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for his work in Paducah, Kentucky.

Murray State University graduate receives recognition for local government service

MURRAY, Ky. — Harrison Fry of South Fulton, Tennessee, a recent graduate of Murray State’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, has been awarded a Local Government Early Career Service Certificate from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)  for his work in Paducah, Kentucky. Fry, a May 2020 graduate of Murray State, received the award […]

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Murray State University alumna Shraddha Chakradhar, ’11, is covering the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in her work at STAT News. (Photo credit: Ryuji Suzuki/beaupix.com)

Murray State University alumna covering COVID-19 pandemic at STAT

Shraddha Chakradhar, ’11, discusses the adapting news cycle through current pandemic MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University alumna Shraddha Chakradhar, ’11, is covering the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in her work at STAT. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, STAT is an online-only health, medicine and science news organization, and is a sister publication of The […]

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Murray State University nonprofit leadership studies alumna reflects on Racer experience

Merryman House director of grants and compliance Brianna Weitlauf, ’14, shares story in part one of ‘Your Story and Impact’ eight-part series highlighting program graduates MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Nonprofit Leadership Studies (NLS) graduates were recently asked to reflect on their career journeys, the impact of their work and their aspirations for the […]

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Murray State University alumnae launch ‘Adopt-a-Grandparent’ program

Hopkinsville initiative matches senior citizens in need with local volunteers MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University alumnae Rose and Rossetta Jackson have launched an “Adopt-a-Grandparent” program in the Hopkinsville, Kentucky, area to assist senior citizens in need of essential supplies during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond. Rose, ’09, and Rossetta, ’10, launched […]

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We are here for you – a letter from Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson

One of my favorite quotes is by Admiral Bill McRaven:  We will all find ourselves neck deep in mud someday.  This is the time to sing loudly, to smile broadly, to lift up those around you and give them hope that tomorrow will be a better day.” We are in the middle of the most […]

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