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 2022 include Dr. Alissa Young (‘89, ‘93), Harold Doran (‘75), Nancy Gibbs Becker (‘63), Robert “Bud” Foster (‘83) and Representative Steven Rudy (‘00). The 2022 Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient is Mara Moore (‘11). 

Nominations are accepted each year until Dec. 15. Complete the nomination form online.

Join us on April 22, 2022

Join us as we honor the Distinguished Alumni Class of 2022 at the Distinguished Alumni Dinner on April 22, 2022.

The annual MSUAA Distinguished Alumni dinner and banquet will be held in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center, Friday, April 22. A cocktail reception will begin at 5 p.m. with the dinner and program slated to begin at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Murray State University Office of Alumni Relations at 800.758.8510.


The Class of 2022

  • Nancy Gibbs Becker

    Nancy Gibbs Becker '63

    National Philanthropist in the Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Harold G. Doran Jr.

    Harold G. Doran Jr. '75

    President, Peoples Bank of Murray --Retired
    Vice-Chairman, Murray State University Foundation
    Chairman Emeritus, Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

  • Bud Foster

    Robert "Bud" Foster '83

    Associate Head Football Coach, Virginia Tech --Retired

  • Steven Rudy

    Steven Rudy '00

    Majority Floor Leader, Kentucky House of Representatives

  • Dr. Alissa Young

    Dr. Alissa Young '89 '93

    President/CEO, Hopkinsville Community College

  • Marla Moore

    Marla Moore '11

    Distinguished Young Alumnna

    Creative Director, Head of Strategy, BUCK

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