Racer Young Alumni

Distinguished Young Alumni 2022

Nominations for 2022 are open.  For more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 800.758.8510 or email msu.raceryoungalumni@ murraystate.edu.

Nomination criteria

  • Be under the age of 40 as of December 31, 2021.
  • Have earned an associate, undergraduate or graduate degree from Murray State University
  • Exhibit and embrace Murray State University's mission and core values
  • Demonstrate a lifelong commitment to alma mater
  • Have made a significant impact in their industry and community
  • Be willing to submit a head shot and other biographical information to be used for publicity purposes by Murray State University. Information may be submitted via the Top 22 under 40 Nominee Information form.

Top 22 Under 40 -- Class of 2021

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.  Samantha Erwin, '11 , is the 2021 recipient of the Distinguished Young Alumni Award.  

Constance Ashby

Constance Ashby

Class of 2012

Tyler Burch

Tyler Burch

Class of 2014

Lance Carter

Lance Carter

Class of 2014

Amber DuVentre

Amber DuVentre

Class of 2006 & 2009

Dr. Samantha Erwin

Dr. Samantha Erwin

Class of 2011

Antomia Farrell

Antomia Farrell

Class of 2014 & 2020

Abby Hensley

Abby Hensley

Class of 2007 & 2008

Jayme Hobson

Jayme Hobson

Class of 2009 & 2010

Dr. Robin Holland

Dr. Robin Holland

2011

Tara Isbell

Tara Isbell

2011

Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

2012 & 2016

Chris Jung

Chris Jung

2007

Todd Korves

Todd Korves

Class of 2015

Tyler Moore

Tyler Moore

Class of 2008

Jane Normansell

Jane Normansell

Class of 2009

JP Paul

JP Paul

Class of 2014

Tanner Richerson

Tanner Richerson

Class of 2014

Geco Ross

Geco Ross

Class of 2008 & 2013

Daryl Smith

Daryl Smith

Class of 2008

Jessica Toren

Jessica Toren

Class of 2006 & 2010

Dr. Heidi Williams

Dr. Heidi Williams

Class of 2004 & 2006

Christin Yates

Christin Yates

Class of 2006 & 2007

Young Alumni Network

Through the Young Alumni network, we aim to provide engagment 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

Join now

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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