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Ryan HudsonRyan Hudson

Major: Criminal Justice  
Minor: Sociology
Hometown: Paducah, KY  
High school: Paducah Tilghman HS


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Ryan's Scholarships

  • Marvin D. Mills Scholarship
  • West Kentucky Regional Study Abroad Scholarship


Why did you choose Murray State?
I chose MSU primarily because of the ratio of students to professors. I firmly believed that I would receive a significant amount of individual attention with the majority of my professors.

What do you want to do after graduation?
Upon graduation I plan to seek employment in the field of law enforcement.

Who is your favorite professor and why?
Dr. Dorothy Merianos. She genuinely cares for the curriculum she teaches as well as the students, both in and outside of the classroom.

What's something you've accomplished at MSU that you're most proud of and why?
Assisting my fraternity in erecting the Martin Luther King Jr. monument.

What advice would you give high school students about college?
I would advise high school students to take high school academics seriously in order to ensure a smooth transition to college.

Ryan HudsonWhat three things could you not live without?
God, my glasses, and ESPN.

What is your favorite book and why?
The Autobiography of Malcolm X. He has always been an influential person to me and American history.

What is your favorite quote?
"Trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too." - IF by Rudyard Kipling

Ryan says:
For three consecutive years I've been blessed to receive the Marvin D. Mills Scholarship and I've enjoyed giving my best to its purpose. I want to take this time to exhibit my gratitude for making this scholarship possible for me and other diligent students. If this scholarship did not exist, I would not have the opportunity to seek higher education. This scholarship has been instrumental not only in my life, but in my brother's collegiate career. Murray State University and the Marvin D. Mills Scholarship have proven to be more than satisfactory in both of our lives.


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