College of Humanities and Fine Arts to honor alumnus W. Earl Brown as part of A Taste of the Arts event

Murray State University, in conjunction with the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the office of development, will host the eighth annual A Taste of the Arts Dinner and Auction event on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. A night of fine art paired with fine dining, […]

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Family legacy, support for Murray State University continues at Frances E. Miller Memorial Golf Course

A family with close to 40 years of support for Murray State University was recently recognized on September 14 for their continuous generosity. University officials and special guests attended a gift celebration at Frances E. Miller Memorial Golf Course to recognize a $1.15 million gift from the L.D. Miller Jr. trust. The gift will establish […]

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Hollis C. Franklin Hall opens at Murray State University

The official ribbon cutting ceremony may have taken place on Sept. 8, but the grandeur of Hollis C. Franklin Hall is already well known across the Murray State University campus. “I love H.C. Franklin because it’s big and full of potential,” said Bailey Bohannan, a Murray State student and resident of H.C. Franklin. Currently housing […]

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation matches gift to the Giving Back Endowment

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has matched the gifts of Dr. Robert and Patricia Long to the Murray State University Foundation for the Giving Back Endowment in the College of Education and Human Services. The Longs recently completed their $50,000 pledge to the fund, which was maximized by a $100,000 match from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation […]

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Foley family establishes Funds for Excellence at Murray State University

Murray State University retired professor, Dr. Sally DuFord-Foley, and her husband, retired Calloway County Middle School teacher, David Foley, recently made generous initial donations of $5,000 each to establish Funds of Excellence at Murray State University.  The Dr. Sally DuFord-Foley Renewable Fund for Excellence was created as a resource for full-time graduate students with a […]

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Judge Jimmy Don Robinson Donates 534-Acre Farm to the Murray State University Foundation

Long-time District Judge, attorney and farmer, Jimmy Don Robinson, donated his 534-acre farm and two homes in Ballard County, known as Eagle Rest Plantation, to the Murray State University Foundation, Inc. to benefit the Hutson School of Agriculture, students, faculty, staff, and regional and state agricultural initiatives. The farm is donated in honor and memory […]

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Murray State University Names Tina Bernot Executive Director of Development

Murray State University has named Tina Bernot the new executive director of development. Bernot, hired after a national search, will lead the University’s Office of Development which facilitates all aspects of corporate, foundation and individual major and annual giving on behalf of the University. “Tina’s proven experience securing private funds for key initiatives will provide […]

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​Artist and Murray State University alumnus Don Kennedy gifts paintings to locations across campus

College of Education and Human Services alumnus Don Kennedy donated paintings to specific campus locations via a unique selection process in Waterfield Library on May 3. Kennedy, who has received more than 100 awards for his paintings, has been a generous donor of his artwork to Murray State University for years. “This past Tuesday, we […]

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Dr. James Gantt Telecommunications Systems Management Scholarship Endowed

On April 15, the Telecommunications Systems Management National Advisory Board (NAB) came together for the annual meeting at Murray State University.  At this meeting, it was announced that the recently endowed scholarship created by the NAB would be named to recognize former Center for TSM director and Murray State Distinguished Alumni, Dr. James Gantt.  The […]

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Murray State University receives $210,000 gift to provide business scholarships

The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business recently received a generous gift from the estate of the late Gary R. McLemore, a member of the 1983 and 1988 Murray State graduating classes. McLemore gave instructions to his mother, Mary Ann McLemore of Calvert City,  Ky., that upon his death, $210,000 was to be given to […]

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