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We Are Racers. This is Our Legacy.
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. You can help us carry on this tradition by joining the Alumni Association today.

Your membership donation supports a wide range of activities that advance the mission of Murray State University, including funding the Century Club Alumni Legacy Scholarship and Distinguished Faculty Awards, providing support for Homecoming and other alumni reunions, and providing recognition for our Distinguished Alumni.

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Our History

The Murray State Normal and Teachers College Alumni Association was organized June 1, 1926 during a meeting in Wells Hall immediately following the commencement of the first graduating class of 16 in the Little Chapel. Since that first graduation ceremony well over 75,000 students have earned degrees from this institution.

The Association was established to provide an opportunity for graduates, former students, faculty, staff, and members of the governing board of the institution to coordinate their efforts on behalf of Murray State. To that end, scholarships have been awarded by the Alumni Association since 1941.

The Murray State University Alumni Association is a dues-based membership organization that supports integral programming designed to advance the mission of the University and creating meaningful connections among alumni.

Mission

Our Mission: The Murray State University Alumni Association connects, celebrates, and engages alumni and friends of MSU through communication, activities and events to foster lifelong relationships that support the mission and strategic plan of the university.

Our Vision: The Murray State University Alumni Association will be recognized internationally for excellence in alumni engagement through communication, activities and events and for collaborating with other university units to produce more effective student recruitment, donor solicitation and stewardship, and legislative advocacy.

Adopted by the MSUAA Board of Governors, April 2015

Board of Governors

Members of the first graduating class of Murray State Normal School and Teachers College in June 1926 gathered after commencement to form the Alumni Association. Since then the Alumni Association's growth has been guided by the appointed Executive Board President.   

Organized to coordinate the efforts of alumni on behalf of Murray State University, the Alumni Association serves as a liaison between the University and its alumni constituency and enables graduates to maintain a close bond with their alma mater. The Association promotes the general interests of Murray State by affording alumni opportunities to work together to engage fellow alumni and advance the mission of their alma mater.

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Top 10 Reasons to Join

10 – Continue the Tradition
Membership supports Homecoming, reunion activities on campus and around the world, athletic watch parties and other traditions that make Murray State University unique.  

9 – Racer Recruitment
Want to help support the next generation of Racers? The MSUAA assists the Office of Recruitment with recruiting events and senior send-offs around the country.

 

Chris Thile8 – Pay it Forward
Your Alumni Association provides opportunities to support student scholarships and mentor young alumni.

Murray State University Alumnus Chris Thile returned to campus in the fall of 2016 to perform a benefit concert to fund music scholarships and meet with students in the Music department. 

 

7 – Exclusive Access and Benefits
Your membership entitles you to early registration for alumni trips, pre-sale access to concerts and special events, as well as discounts on athletic tickets and Murray State gear. Click here for a complete list of benefits.

6 – Alumni Awards
Each year, the Alumni Association honors select alumni for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their alma mater with Distinguished Alumni and Golden Horseshoe awards.

Dan Wann5 – Faculty Recognition
Each year the Alumni Association recognizes distinguished faculty members. The Distinguished Professor serves as the mace bearer for Commencement.

Psychology professor, Dr. Dan Wann, was presented with the Golden Apple award for being named the 2016 Distinguished Professor by the Alumni Association. 

 

4 – Discounts and Rewards
As an extra perk of membership, you’ll save at local and national retailers, in addition to receiving discounts, you'll recieve exclusive alumni access to insurance benefits through association partnerships with Liberty Mutual and USI Affinity.

3 – Stay Informed
Whether you live in Murray, across the country, or around the globe, your Alumni Association keeps you informed about outstanding students, alumni and faculty; upcoming events; and campus news through a monthly e-newsletter.

2 – Student Support
The Century Club Alumni Legacy Scholarship, created and supported by the Alumni Association, provides scholarships for the children and grandchildren of alumni.

1 – Racer Pride
Membership in the MSUAA is the No. 1 way to show your Racer pride! Once a Racer, always a Racer.