Racer Young Alumni

Top 22 Under 40 — Class of 2022

The Murray State University Alumni Association Young Alumni Council announces the Top 22 Under 40 class. We are honoring the most influential, innovative and inspiring Murray State alumni under the age of 40, who have distinguished themselves among their peers and continue to make a significant impact on the world. Why 22? Because everyone does the 40 thing! And, we want to pay tribute to nearly a century of difference-making since Murray State's founding in 1922. The 22 finalists were featured on the Murray State Young Alumni and Murray State University Alumni and Friends social media channels.  Marla Moore, '11 , is the 2022 recipient of the Distinguished Young Alumni Award.  

Megan Arszman

Megan Arszman

Class of 2005

Dr. Kelsey Bogard

Dr. Kelsey Bogard

Class of 2013 & 2016

Savannah Boone

Savannah Boone

Class of 2007

 Shraddha Chakradhar

Shraddha Chakradhar

Class of 2011

Marianna Chrysiliou

Marianna Chrysiliou

Class of 2004 & 2006

 Jennie Dickerson

Jennie Dickerson

Class of 2010

Dr. Meredith Duncan

Dr. Meredith Duncan

Class of 2011

Ellen Ebelhar

Ellen Ebelhar

Class of 2015

Brandon Hall

Brandon Hall

Class of 2012

Liz Hammonds

Liz Hammonds

Class of 2011 & 2014

Andrea Heisner

Andrea Heisner

Class of 2007 & 2018

Matthew Hightower

Matthew Hightower

Class of 2010

Dr. Holly Holladay

Dr. Holly Holladay

Class of 2006

Dr. Aron Huckaba

Dr. Aron Huckaba

Class of 2011

Dr. Kyser Lough

Dr. Kyser Lough

Class of 2005 & 2013

Marla Moore

Marla Moore

Class of 2011

Alexandra Bloodworth Rogers

Alexandra Bloodworth Rogers

Class of 2015

Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith

Class of 2008 & 2012

Garris Stroud

Garris Stroud

Class of 2016 & 19

 Dr. Lakeshia Yarbrough

Dr. Lakeshia Yarbrough

Class of 2010 & 2021

Whitney York

Whitney York

Class of 2010, 2013, 2017 & 2019

Tim Zeiss

Tim Zeiss

Class of 2008

Distinguished Young Alumni 2023

Nominations for 2023 are open. For more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 800.758.8510 or email msu.raceryoungalumni@ murraystate.edu.

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Young Alumni Network

Through the Young Alumni network, we aim to provide engagement opportunities from networking with other fellow Murray State grads, to assisting in the recruitment efforts of future Racers and even cheering on the Racers at tailgates and watch parties! From near and far, Racer Young Alumni can become active members in their own communities by participating in a local chapter near you, in addition to providing critical scholarship support through giving. There are many ways to be involved in the next generation of Racer spirit as brighter days return to the finest place we know. We are connected. We are family. We are Racers. --Christian Barnes, '18, '19, Young Alumni Network President

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There is no additional cost to join the Young Alumni Network. In order to participate, you only need to be a paid member of the Murray State University Alumni Association ($40 annually for single membership/$60 annually for joint membership).

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Qualifications

  • Graduate of the last decade
  • Under 40 and
  • Have a passion for all things Blue and Gold!

Mission

The Murray State University Young Alumni Network serves to support recent graduates with programs and communications that are uniquely tailored to your own needs by fostering relationships, facilitating networking activities and creating a fervent culture of giving among Murray State’s young alumni.

Vision

The Murray State University Young Alumni Network seeks to keep our young alumni connected and involved with all things Blue and Gold. Though your time as a student is over, it remains our vision to keep young alumni connected through alumni engagement, student recruitment, university development, and legislative advocacy.

Bylaws

The name of the organization shall be the Murray State University Young Alumni (YA). The governing body of the YA shall be the Murray State University Young Alumni Council (YAC). The Murray State Young Alumni shall be formed as an affinity network affiliated with the Murray State University Alumni Association. Read Bylaws 

 

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