Like the Thoroughbreds we are named for, Racers are spirited and proud.  We have the heart and will to succeed, to go farther, learn more and embrace wisdom.  We are champions who take our place in the Murray State tradition. 



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Four Murray State University graduates have been named 2016 Distinguished Alumni by the Murray State Alumni Association. David Beck, ’77; Bill Cunningham, ’66; Janice Padgett Harper-Smith, ‘63, ’68; and Dennis Jackson, ‘66, ‘71 will receive their awards at the Distinguished Alumni Dinner on Friday, April 15.


Murray State alumna part of winning team at national Moot Court competition
Murray State University alumna Kellie Money was part of a three-student team that won the 40th annual Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court competition in March 2016.

MSU alumnus makes appearance on Chicago Med
When Murray State University graduate Matthew Collins moved to Chicago, he had one goal, to stay consistently employed – no small task as an aspiring actor. So far, the capstone of his career is an appearance on NBC’s new hit drama, “Chicago Med” in February 2016.

Hill awarded “2016 College and University Teacher of the Year”
Dr. Todd Edwin Hill, Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Murray State University, has been awarded “2016 College and University Teacher of the Year” by the Kentucky Music Educators Association. The award will officially be presented at this February’s KMEA Conference in Louisville. Dr. Hill has been nominated for the award by the KMEA First District music educators four of the past nine years. 

Murray State Alumna appointed to Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Sarah Thompson to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (KEPSB). Thompson has been an active member of the Kentucky Education Association since 2008.

Memories of Change from the 50s & 60s- Grant’s Story

Ilah Grant fondly recalls her time at MSU during the 1950s and 1960s, during the integration of MSU’s campus. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the integration of black students on MSU’s campus. During the summer of 1955 the first black student, Mary Ford Holland, was enrolled in MSU campus and in the fall of 1961,

Celebrating 60 Years of Integration: Tyler Demarta's Story

Although many have heard of Mary Ford Holland, the first black student enrolled on MSU’s campus, Nancy Tyler Demartra was the first black graduate at MSU. Demartra graduated May 29, 1961.

MSU Alumni Association and Retriever Consulting create partnership
The Murray State University Alumni Association recently partnered with Retriever Consulting Inc. The company provides merchant services at a fraction of the cost of other providers, and 20 percent of its profits will be donated to the MSU Alumni Association. 


Murray State University Athletics Home Page
This is the official site of Murray State University Athletics.  It is the mission of intercollegiate athletics at Murray State University to offer a high quality and competitive NCAA Division I athletics program.


New Benefit, Kings Island Discount!
As a Murray State University Alumni Association member you could receive a discount to Kings Island!

The group code for Kings Island can be obtained by joining the Alumni Association and calling the Alumni Center at 800-758-8510.

Exclusive Savings on Auto and Home Insurance
By: Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

As a member of the Murray State University Alumni Association, you could receive exclusive savings on your auto and home insurance. Plus, with Liberty Mutual, you get service and support when and where you need it, and the latest tips and tools to help keep you and your family safe. 

T-shirt memories in a quilt
Whether it's college, sports, travel, or just life events, chances are you've got t-shirts you're not ready to throw in the trash pile.  Recycle your shirts by turning them into a keepsake t-shirt quilt with Project Repat!  MSUAA members receive 15% off their order.

MSUAA saves with online shopping
MSUAA saves with online shopping
Corporate Shopping Company connects Murray State Alumni to over 250 top national retailers offering member discounts and special pricing.  A few of our top retailers include:  Costco, Lands' End, Orbitz,, Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, Hertz, Avis, 1800Flowers, ProFlowers, and Many More!  Join the Alumni Association and click on the link below for instant access.

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MSUAA announces new MSU credit card
The Murray State Alumni Association is pleased to announce an affinity credit card relationship with Commerce Bank to offer the Murray State Rewards Visa® Credit Card. The card offers Murray State Alumni a rewards program that allows card holders to earn unlimited reward points that are redeemable for thousands of items including gift cards, travel, merchandise, and more.

Get your Murray State Racer Gear Here
Its always time to load up on new Murray State University Racer gear!  Our online MSU gear store has something for everyone.  Shirts, sweaters, polos, hats, mugs, accessories, and much more! 


Partnership with SocialCoaster

Founded by a Murray State University graduate, SocialCoaster helps users grow social communities around specific areas of interest. The Murray State Alumni Association is the latest organization to connect members of their communities using the free SocialCoaster platform.

MSU Named a University of Choice
Murray State University prides itself on becoming the University of Choice for thousands of students with aspirations to achieve greatness. With an enrollment of 11,207 students to date, the university is experiencing the largest enrollment in its history, while continuing to maintain a 16 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio.

MSU Extends U.S. News Rankings Streak to 24th Consecutive Year
MURRAY, Ky. – Murray State University (MSU) has taken its top rankings streak into its 24th consecutive year of being recognized by U.S.News & World Report’s Best Colleges as one of the top schools in the country. The 2015 rankings have just been released and Murray State is in ninth place among the top public regional universities in the South.

Blocking the Sun When Hitting the Road

A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

The summer has finally arrived. That means that people everywhere will be departing on their summer road trips. No matter how far you’re traveling, the sun can take a toll on your body if you aren’t properly protected. Take a minute to learn how to protect yourself from the sun, as well as a potential accident, while out on the road.