Distinguished Alumni

Honoring our Alumni

For more than half a century, the Distinguished Alumni Award has been presented annually to Murray State alumni who have made meaningful contributions to their professions on a local, state and national level. It is the highest honor an alumnus or alumna can earn from the MSUAA and recognizes those who have excelled both professionally and personally. The Distinguished Alumni honorees for 2024 are Steven David (’79), Cindy Griner (’82), Richard Heath (’84, ’89) and Popeye Jones (’05). The 2024 Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient is Dr. Sacha Sharp (’10).

The 2024 Distinguished Alumni were recognized during a dinner and banquet held in the CFSB Murray Room in April. If you missed it, you can view the video of the event online.

The Class of 2024

  • Steven David

    Steven David


  • Cindy Griner

    Cindy Griner


  • Richard Heath

    Richard Heath

    1984 & 1989

  • Popeye Jones

    Popeye Jones


  • Dr. Sacha Sharp

    Dr. Sacha Sharp



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