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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Looking for the question? Find the Trivia Tuesday question of the week on our Facebook page or go to our Twitter @raceralumni. Submit your answers every Tuesday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST. Each week a randomly selected winner will be sent a Racer prize!

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The Murray State Department of History will host the fourteenth annual James W. Hammack, Jr. Scholarship Banquet at 7:00 pm Saturday, September 12, 2015 at MSU’s Curris Center Ballroom.  

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Alumni please join the Enrollment Office as they share information with students about MSU. We will visit several regions within Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri, Indiana and Illinois. Please let us know you plan to attend by emailing

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Join MSU Alumni to mix and mingle at Dry Ground Brewing Co. on Friday, September 25, 2015. Light refreshments and cash bar are available while alumni tour the state-of-the-art facilities of Paducah’s first craft brewery.

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Join MSU in partnership with the College of Humanities & Fine Arts and the Office of Development for the Seventh Annual A Taste of the Arts Dinner and Auction.  A unique and entertaining gala raising scholarships for students in the ars.

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Members of the Golden Anniversary class of 1965 along with classmates from 1964 and 1966 are invited to reconnect on campus for what promises to be a Homecoming to remember.  Join us October 9-11 to reminisce and visit campus!

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Racers across the nation sprint to MSU’s campus for a weekend full of fun activities suited for all ages. The festivities begin Thursday, Oct. 8 and conclude Saturday, Oct. 10. Alumni and students can expect timeless homecoming favorites, all masked with a superhero-themed twist. 
The weekend kicks off with A Taste of the Arts, an alumni dinner and auction dedicated to the arts of MSU, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 in the CFSB Center’s Lower Lobby A and the Murray Room. 

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During the hustle and bustle of homecoming festivities, Racers will have a chance to celebrate the life of one of its dearest members, the late Jim Carter. Carter, the former vice president of institutional advancement and executive director of the Murray State University Alumni Association, will be honored with a dedication service at Oct. 9 at 3:30 p.m. The alumni brick plaza on the north lawn of the Sid Easley Alumni Center will be unveiled as the Carter Alumni Plaza. 


MSU Alumni Represents Plaintiffs at US Supreme Court
Louisville-native Joe Dunman never imagined beginning his educational career that he would be representing plaintiffs at the United States Supreme Court.

Alumnus E. Andrew Morris received FEA Award
Sigma Pi is proud to announce that Murray State University alumnus E. Andrew Morris received the Excellence in Contributions to the FEA Community Award in July.

Homecoming Theme Announced
Every community needs a hero, a masked crime fighter dedicated to defending values. Every homecoming needs a theme, providing direction during festivities. Coming October 2015, Murray State University releases an action-packed adventure, Homecoming 2015: Raise Your Shield.

MSU alumnus holds photography exhibit
Murray State University’s Joseph Routon, a 1966 graduate, will hold a photography exhibit Sept. 20 through Oct. 31 at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center in Paris, Tn. 

Fishing Scholarship Created in Memory of Jim Carter
Thanks to donations from FLW Outdoors and Independence Bank to honor the memory of Jim Carter, a scholarship will be awarded to the winning team of the Student Angler Federation Murray State High School Fishing Open Tournament.

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.

Hutson Named Grand Marshal
Murray State University alumna and philanthropist Cindy Hutson will serve as the 2015 homecoming grand marshal. This year, homecoming coincides with the 90th anniversary of the agriculture curriculum at MSU.

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,


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 members save with Orlando Vacations
As a Murray State University Alumni Association member you could receive discounts to theme parks, hotels, and more during your Florida stay!

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

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! 


Connecting on Social Media
Murray State University’s Alumni Association is proud to reveal new account updates on multiple social media platforms in an effort to highlight the partnership shared between the Alumni Association and the Office of Development.  

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.

What to expect when buying your first car

A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance
From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

No matter how much you prepare for your first car, you don't know exactly what you're doing until you experience it. What’s the best technique to use in negotiations? What do you need to do at the DMV? These are just some of the realities that face first‐time car buyers. Fortunately, these six tips can help make the experience easier and more enjoyable.