Retired Murray High School teacher, coach and administrator Mark Brady, a Murray State University graduate, has generously established an endowment for University students. Pictured from left to right are: Coy Samons, MISD superintendent; Brady; Sarah Jacobs, Murray High School senior and incoming Murray State student; Shannon Jacobs; Dr. Bob Jackson, Murray State president.

Murray State alumnus establishes endowment for Murray High School graduates

Retired MHS leader Mark Brady’s generous gift to provide new opportunities for students MURRAY, Ky. — Retired Murray High School teacher, coach and administrator Mark Brady, a Murray State University graduate, has generously established an endowment for University students. Through the Coach Mark Brady Scholarship Endowment established with Brady’s gift to the Murray State University […]

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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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On Wednesday, April 24, all meals for guests in the Oakley Dining Room at Murray State were paid for by a generous contribution from the Kindness Revolution organization on behalf of Ed and Debra Horrell of Memphis, Tennessee. Murray State University student Bailey Lankster, center, the student manager of the restaurant that day, is pictured serving a table that includes Ed’s father and mother-in-law, Norm and Roberta Lewellyn, on the left.

Oakley Dining Room receives day sponsorship from the Kindness Revolution organization

MURRAY, Ky. — On Wednesday, April 24, all meals for guests in the Oakley Dining Room at Murray State University were paid for by a generous contribution from the Kindness Revolution organization on behalf of Ed and Debra Horrell of Memphis, Tennessee. The Oakley Dining Room is a pop-up restaurant managed by students in the […]

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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 family of a Murray High School student who passed away last month has asked for donations for the Murray State University Autism Specialty Center in the College of Education and Human Services.Pictured is Alexander Hall, home of the Murray State University Autism Specialty Center.

Family asks for donations to Murray State Autism Specialty Program after son’s death

University thanks Dinh family for support in honor of Tony Dinh MURRAY, Ky. — The family of a Murray High School student who passed away last month has asked for donations for the Murray State University Autism Specialty Program in the College of Education and Human Services. Tony Dinh, 19, passed away in his sleep […]

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Murray State University celebrated the revitalization of a long-standing tradition with the opening of The Magic Silver Show: The Elena Diane Curris Juried Photography Exhibition currently on view through March 29 in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery.

The Magic Silver Show returns to Murray State

Exhibit features photography from local, national and world-renowned artists MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University celebrated the revitalization of a long-standing tradition with the opening of The Magic Silver Show: The Elena Diane Curris Juried Photography Exhibition currently on view through March 29 in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery. The Magic Silver Show, which began […]

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Alumni create scholarship to benefit Kentucky students in Graves and Muhlenberg counties

MURRAY, Ky. — Larry and Carol McClure have established annual scholarships at Murray State University to benefit undergraduate students from Graves and Muhlenberg counties in Kentucky. The Larry and Carol (Vincent) McClure Endowed Scholarship has been established to award scholarships annually to two students from Graves County High School and two students from Muhlenberg County […]

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Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series welcomes Sean Morrissey

MURRAY, Ky. — Sean Morrissey has been announced as the Spring 2019 Patricia Summerville Lecture Series Artist at Murray State University. Printmaker Morrissey will edition his work and present a public lecture Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. in Room 631 of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building. While at Murray State, Morrissey will be editioning […]

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An official portrait of Bill and Louise Hatley.

Major estate gift from Bill and Louise Hatley benefits Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Foundation received one of its largest single scholarship endowment gifts for the benefit of Murray State University students from the Bill and Louise Hatley Estate of Providence. This estate gift of nearly $3 million will establish an endowment for student scholarships in engineering technology and technical education programs. “For many years, […]

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Students from the NLS 305: Giving, Philanthropy and Grants course stand with Mark McLemore, executive director of the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center, who holds a large check for $3,000.

Murray State students award $3,000 grant to Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center

MURRAY, Ky. — Nonprofit leadership studies students at Murray State University awarded a $3,000 grant to the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center in December as part of a student philanthropy course. The Giving, Philanthropy & Grants course, which is taught by Dr. Peter Weber, aims to provide students with hands-on experience with grant-making and philanthropy by working […]

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