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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Through numerous fundraising events as well as gifts received from family and friends of Preston Cope, a scholarship has been established at Murray State University in honor of the late Marshall County school shooting victim. Pictured from left-right, front row: Teresa Cope, Maddox Cope and Brian Cope. Pictured from left-right, back row: Director of Development, College of Education and Human Services and University Libraries, Melanie Brooks; President of the Murray State University Foundation, Dr. David Durr; Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson; Executive Director of Development, Tina Bernot; Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, Dr. David Whaley.

Preston Cope Memorial Scholarship established at Murray State University

Family, friends of Marshall County High School shooting victim honor 15-year-old’s legacy MURRAY, Ky. — Through numerous fundraising events as well as gifts received from family and friends of Preston Cope, a scholarship has been established at Murray State University in honor of the late Marshall County school shooting victim. The scholarship will serve as […]

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Murray State alumni Steve and Elizabeth Pierson, pictured from left, are giving back to their alma mater by establishing a scholarship that will benefit incoming first-time freshmen from Steve’s native Jackson County, Illinois.

Murray State alumni Steve and Elizabeth Pierson establish scholarship

Steve & Elizabeth Pierson Endowed Scholarship created to benefit incoming first-time freshmen from Jackson County, Illinois, starting fall 2020 MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State alumni Steve and Elizabeth Pierson are giving back to their alma mater by establishing a scholarship that will benefit incoming first-time freshmen from Steve’s native Jackson County, Illinois. The Steve & […]

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Murray State University and the Hutson School of Agriculture held a kickoff celebration May 29 to recognize foundational partners for its new Center for Agricultural Hemp, as well as to thank Kentucky Congressman James Comer for his work in revitalizing the Commonwealth’s hemp industry. Pictured from left are Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Dr. Tony Brannon, Brett Goldman of GenCanna, Greg Nordstrom and Jeff Sloan of Unified Ag Holdings, Inc., Josh Hendrix of CV Sciences, Drew Milburn of Vertical Wellness, Greg Wilson of Fibonacci HempWood, Comer, Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson and Hutson School of Agriculture Assistant Dean Dr. Brian Parr.

Murray State hosts Center for Agricultural Hemp kickoff celebration

Foundational partners and Congressman James Comer thanked for work to re-establish hemp industry MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University and the Hutson School of Agriculture held a kickoff celebration May 29 to recognize foundational partners for its new Center for Agricultural Hemp, as well as to thank Kentucky Congressman James Comer for his work in […]

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Murray State faculty members Dr. Jessica Branch, Ms. Feifei Pang and Dr. Ho Ryong Park were recently selected to receive grant awards as part of the Faculty Innovation Initiative, which provides one-time seed funds to support innovative student-community engagement projects. Pictured from left to right are Branch, Park and Pang.

Murray State faculty members receive innovation grants to support student-community engagement

MURRAY, Ky. — Three Murray State University faculty members were recently selected to receive grant awards as part of the Faculty Innovation Initiative, which provides one-time seed funds to support innovative student-community engagement projects. Dr. Jessica Branch of the College of Education and Human Services and Ms. Feifei Pang and Dr. Ho Ryong Park of […]

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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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