Murray State University and the Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership and Inclusive Excellence celebrated nearly 50 graduating multicultural students and their families during a Hitumu ceremony in the Curris Center Theatre May 10. Graduates are pictured taking a photo with Murray State administrators.

Murray State University celebrates Hitimu commencement ceremony

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University and the Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership and Inclusive Excellence celebrated nearly 50 graduating multicultural students and their families during a Hitumu ceremony in the Curris Center Theatre May 10. Hitimu — Swahili for “graduate” — is an inclusive and traditional ceremony in its 15th year at Murray […]

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Julie Knight of Catawissa, Missouri, graduated from Murray State University on May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in vocal performance.

#RacerGraduation: Music student ends undergraduate career on high note

MURRAY, Ky. — Julie Knight of Catawissa, Missouri, graduated from Murray State University on May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in music. Through her involvement in several campus organizations, including Concert Choir, Campus Lights and Racer Band, she is excited to finish her undergraduate career on a high note. This is her story. What first […]

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Wenqian Wang of Yantai, China, graduated from Murray State University on May 11 with her Doctor of Arts in English pedagogy. Pictured in the front row from left are Murray State University Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Don Robertson, Wenqian Wang, Wang’s son, Boran Song, Wang’s mother, Lingxun Zhang and Murray State Assistant Vice President for International Studies Dr. Guangming Zou. Pictured in the back row from left are Wang’s father, Bingzheng Wang and Wang’s husband, Chunliang Song.

#RacerGraduation: China native finds home at Murray State while earning Doctor of Arts

MURRAY, Ky. — Wenqian Wang of Yantai, China, graduated from Murray State University on May 11 with her Doctor of Arts in English pedagogy. While she plans to return to teaching English at Ludong University in China — where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees — she said Murray became a home of her […]

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Navaneet rao Chekuri of India will graduate from Murray State University May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

#RacerGraduation: Computer science major looks back on life at Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — Navaneet rao Chekuri of India will graduate from Murray State University on May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. In his undergraduate career, he has honed his skills to become a software developer while serving as president of the Murray State Indian Students Association. Chekuri credits his father as the […]

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Imani Oliver of St. Louis, Missouri, will graduate from Murray State University May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in not one, but two different majors: chemistry and mathematics.

#RacerGraduation: Chemistry and mathematics major prepares for work at AT&T

MURRAY, Ky. — Imani Oliver of St. Louis, Missouri, will graduate from Murray State University May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in not one, but two different majors: chemistry and mathematics. As a Dr. Marvin D. Mills Scholar, Oliver has made her mark in academics and the Racer community as a whole. Oliver has served […]

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Jared Hill of Murray, Kentucky, is set to earn his Clinical Mental Health Counseling Educational Specialist degree this summer.

#RacerGraduation: Murray native tells inspirational story of earning his degree

MURRAY, Ky. — Jared Hill of Murray, Kentucky, is set to earn his Clinical Mental Health Counseling Educational Specialist degree this summer. Hill has overcome a bevy of personal challenges in earning his degree; now seven years sober, the single father has carved out his own path at Murray State through his work with Phi […]

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Kaylin Duke of Channahon, Illinois, will graduate from Murray State University on May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in animal and equine science.

#RacerGraduation: Animal and equine science student reflects on Racer experience

MURRAY, Ky. — Kaylin Duke of Channahon, Illinois, will graduate from Murray State University on May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in animal and equine science. After her involvement in several campus organizations, including the Horseman’s Association, Stock Horse Show Team and Rodeo Club, as well as her hands-on agriculture classes, she took time reflect […]

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Murray State University will celebrate Spring 2019 Commencement on Saturday, May 11, in the CFSB Center with a pair of ceremonies.

Murray State University to celebrate Spring 2019 Commencement May 11

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will celebrate Spring 2019 Commencement on Saturday, May 11, in the CFSB Center with a pair of ceremonies. The first is set for 9 a.m. and will include degree candidates from the Bauernfeind College of Business, College of Humanities and Fine Arts and Jesse D. Jones College of Science, […]

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Bailey Porter, a senior graduating with a liberal arts major, has turned her major in liberal arts and an academic internship with the Paducah Quilt Show into a job with the American Quilter’s Society.

#RacerGraduation: Senior transitions from liberal arts major to full-time position with American Quilter’s Society

MURRAY, Ky. — Bailey Porter, a senior from Clarksville, Tennessee graduating May 11 with a liberal arts major, has turned her Murray State University education and academic internship with the Paducah Quilt Show into a job with the American Quilter’s Society. Porter has accepted a position as the official vendor coordinator for the AQS.  She […]

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Lindsay Crafton of Bragg City, Missouri, will soon graduate from Murray State University with a degree in communication disorders.

#RacerGraduation: Communication disorders major reflects on undergraduate career before seeking master’s at Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — Lindsay Crafton of Bragg City, Missouri, will soon graduate from Murray State University with a degree in communication disorders. During her time on campus, Crafton has immersed herself in the Racer community across academics, student organizations and more as a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, National Student Speech Language Hearing […]

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