Jerry and Victoria Bayne
Jan 28, 2022
"It was a wonderful privilege to attend Murray State University. Victoria and I first met in January of 1974. She was returning from a year of studying abroad in France. I had returned to MSU to enroll in the Journalism Master's Program and was starting my second semester. We fell in love and married on January 4, 1975 at the Chandler park overlooking Kentucky Lake. The campus ministry pastor performed the service. We both graduated in May of 1975, Victoria with a Bachelor's Degree in French & English and I earned a Master's in Journalism and the SCT Degree in Community College Education. We spent the summer camping across American before I accepted a teaching position in the Illinois Community College system. We both had 30-year careers teaching and administration, Victoria teaching French and English in high school while I taught journalism and worked in community college administration. We both retired from full time work in 2005 and 2007 respectively. I am still employed here managing a performing arts venue. We recently celebrated our 45th year of marriage. We have two successful children and four wonderful grandchildren. Our journey has been one full of great blessings. We now divide out time between our home in Mount Carmel, Illinois and our cattle ranch in SW Florida. We are so thankful for our years at Murray State University and how our experiences there were the cornerstone for life journey together."