Meet our Student Ambassadors

The objective of the Student Ambassadors program is to foster and promote the development of Murray State University by assisting student recruitment, alumni relations, community relations and other public relations functions.

 

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Student Ambassadors 2015-2016 Executive Board 

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Courtney Cantrell, President
Senior
Major: Communication Disorders
Elizabeth College
Evansville, IN
Favorite place on campus?
Alexander Hall
about courtney
why did you choose Murray State University?

It felt like home when I walked on campus.

what are your future goals?

To be a Speech Language Pathologist in a school setting, specializing in assistive technology.

 
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Ray Hecht, Vice President
Senior
Major: Occupational Safety & Health
Minor: Organizational Communication
Lee Clark College
Jackson, MO
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about ray
why did you choose Murray State University?

I loved the campus, and how friendly everyone was to my family.

what are your future goals?

To get my masters in Student Affairs and work with recruitment for a university.

 
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Matt Turley, Tour Coordinator
Junior
Major: Business Administration
Hester College
Henderson, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Pogue Library
about matt
why did you choose Murray State University?

Friendly, loving community.

what are your future goals?

I plan on going to graduate school for Student Affairs.

 
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Haley Goff, Event Coordinator/Social Media Mgr.
Senior
Major: Nursing
Hart College
Georgetown, KY
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about haley
why did you choose Murray State University?

The family atmosphere that MSU presented from my first visit.

what are your future goals?

To become a nurse practitioner in a pediatric ER.

 

 Fall 2016 Student Ambassadors

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Katie Alexander
Junior
Major: Biology    Minor: Chemistry
Springer-Franklin College
Crofton, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Hart College
about Katie
why did you choose Murray State University?

MSU offers research & leadership opportunities within my major, and it is close/far enough from home for me!

what are your future goals?

I'm interested in dermatology, and I hope to open a rural dermatology practice in Western KY as well as a histotechnology program for Hopkinsville, KY.

 
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Bassel Alhashemi
Senior
Major: Biology     Minor: Chemistry
White College
Syria
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about Bassel
why did you choose Murray State University?

Murray is an affordable University with a great academic reputation, it's in one of the friendliest small towns in America, and it is also in a great location right by Land Between the Lakes.

what are your future goals?

I plan to attend professional school.

 
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Cate Allen
Sophomore
Major: Organizational Communication
Richmond College
St. Louis, MO
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about cate
why did you choose Murray State University?

It was close to home and has a good community!

what are your future goals?

I plan to become an event planner.

 
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Brandon Anderson
Sophomore
Major: Communication Disorders
Hester College
Clarksville, TN
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about brandon
why did you choose Murray State University?

My experience during my campus visit.

what are your future goals?

I plan to pursue either a career within Speech Pathology or Student Affairs.

 
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Sofia Arichavala
Senior
Major: Biology         Minor: Chemistry
White College
Gualaceo, Ecuador
Favorite place on campus?
Waterfield Library
about sofia
why did you choose Murray State University?

I was provided an affordable option as an international student.

what are your future goals?

I plan to become a forensic doctor.

 
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Christian Barnes
Junior
Major: Organizational Communication
Minor: Mass Communication
Lee Clark College
Nortonville, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Pogue Library
about christian
why did you choose Murray State University?

It felt like home and the friendly community was unlike anything else.

what are your future goals?

I plan to be a Director of Recruitment, Vice President of Enrollment Management, or possibly to become a Vice President for Student Affairs for a University.

 
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Angela Barnett
Sophomore
Major: Applied Mathematics
Minor: Actuarial Science
Richmond College
Plainfield, IN
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about angela
why did you choose Murray State University?

The community feeling!

what are your future goals?

I am undecided on my future goals.

 
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Stephen Bennett
Junior
Major: Biology       Minor: Chemistry
Lee Clark College
Paducah, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Winslow Dining Hall
about stephen
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose MSU because of its location and the size of the University.

what are your future goals?

I plan on going to medical school for four years and finding an area to specialize in that I enjoy and can make a career out of.

 
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Cameron Bishop
Graduate Student
Occupational Safety & Health
Lee Clark College
Taylorsville, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Pogue Library because it is
close to Burrito Shack!
about cameron
why did you choose Murray State University?

My sister was a recruiter for MSU and so I was basically destined to go here.

what are your future goals?

I plan to become an Industrial Hygienist in the oil or manufacturing industries.

 
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Bailey Bohannon
Sophomore
Major: Public Relations       Minor: Journalism
Springer-Franklin College
Athens, IL
Favorite place on campus?
The tree between Faculty
Hall & Lovett Auditorium
about bailey
why did you choose Murray State University?

I saw a billboard, took a tour of campus, and fell in love.

what are your future goals?

I want to be a public relations consultant for churches and new missions and help them market themselves.

 
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Caleb Brannon
Junior
Major: Agribusiness
White College
Puryear, TN
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about caleb
why did you choose Murray State University?

Murray State has the best agriculture program in the state of Kentucky and it was in close proximity to my home.

what are your future goals?

I plan to become a professional in the agriculture industry where I can help agriculturists to be the best they can be.

 
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Cassie Breiten
Sophomore
Major: Learning & Behavior Disorders
Minor: Psychology
Lee Clark College
Chesterfield, MO
Favorite place on campus?
Waterfield Library
about cassie
why did you choose Murray State University?

I loved the small town feel and all of Murray's traditions. It was also the perfect distance from home.

what are your future goals?

I am undecided on my future goals.

 
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Alayna Bristow
Sophomore
Major: Social Work
Elizabeth College
St. Louis, MO
Favorite place on campus?
Winslow Dining Hall
about alayna
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because of the people.

what are your future goals?

I plan on going into the career field of social justice and diversity training.

 
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Jessie Burgess
Sophomore
Major: Biology/Pre-Dental
Richmond College
Maryland Heights, MO
Favorite place on campus?
The Clock Tower
about jessie
why did you choose Murray State University?

Murray State is in a small enough town with a big enough campus. MSU has the nicest people too!

what are your future goals?

I want to be an orthodontist and hopefully get to travel.

 
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Jackson Castleberry
Sophomore
Major: Organizational Communication
Minor: Political Science
Richmond College
Benton, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Lovett Auditorium
about jackson
why did you choose Murray State University?

Murray is close to home and I love the atmosphere.

what are your future goals?

I would love to be a campaign manager!

 
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Kayla Cayce
Senior
Major: Social Work
Hart College
Owensboro, KY
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about kayla
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because of the close-knit community.

what are your future goals?

I plan to work in the school system as a family resource officer.

 
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Emma Cook
Sophomore
Major: Management
Minor: Human Resources
Lee Clark College
Marble Hill, MO
Favorite place on campus?
The CFSB Center
about emma
why did you choose Murray State University?

When I came on campus, I instantly knew Murray was "the one."

what are your future goals?

I want to go to graduate school for Healthcare Administration.

 
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Caleb Coomes
Sophomore
Major: Biology/Pre-Medical
Richmond College
Owensboro, KY
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about caleb
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose MSU due to its size and the family atmosphere the University and the city has.

what are your future goals?

My future career goal is to become a pediatrician and help children and their families from illness.

 
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Laney Coplen
Sophomore
Major: Public and Community Health
Elizabeth College
Wingo, KY
Favorite place on campus?
The Curris Center
about laney
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose MSU because of the small town atmosphere and it is close to home.

what are your future goals?

I am undecided on my future plans.

 
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Lindsay Crafton
Sophomore
Major: Communication Disorders
Springer-Franklin College
Bragg City, MO
Favorite place on campus?
Alexander Hall
about lindsay
why did you choose Murray State University?

The friendly small town feel led to me falling in love with Murray.

what are your future goals?

I want to get my Masters in Speech-Language Pathology and hopefully start working in a school. I hope to eventually open my own practice.

 
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Brooke Croel
Junior
Major: Veterinary Technology/Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Hart College
Wisconsin
Favorite place on campus?
Hart Coffee Shop
about brooke
why did you choose Murray State University?

I fell in love on my tour and I loved that Murray has a small campus but big opportunities. Murray State also has an amazing community and people.

what are your future goals?

I plan to go to vet school after MSU at Auburn or UW-Madison to get my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine to be a veterinarian!

 
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Adam Culbreath
Junior
Major: Finance/Financial Planning
White College
Grover, MO
Favorite place on campus?
The T-Room
about adam
why did you choose Murray State University?

MSU is a big family and people will go to great lengths to make you feel welcome.

what are your future goals?

I plan on being a financial planner at a brokerage firm in St. Louis.

 
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Tommy DeRossett
Junior
Major: Psychology   Minor: Biology
Springer-Franklin College
West Paducah, KY
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about tommy
why did you choose Murray State University?

Murray is close to home, a small school, and has a great value for the education provided.

what are your future goals?

I plan to pursue a PhD in Social Psychology.

 
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Renee DuFour
Junior
Major: Learning & Behavior Disorders/Elem. Ed.
Minor: Spanish
Springer-Franklin College
Louisville, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Thoroughbrewed Cafe in
Hart College
about renee
why did you choose Murray State University?

The people were so friendly, helpful, and genuine! It really felt like people wanted me to be on campus!

what are your future goals?

I want to be a teacher!

 
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Steven Dye
Junior
Major: Organizational Communication
Minor: Religious Studies
Hart College
Redmon, IL
Favorite place on campus?
The Lobby of Hart College
about steven
why did you choose Murray State University?

I wanted to attend Murray State since I was a kid, so you could say this was my dream school.

what are your future goals?

I want to be a Residential Director in graduate school and work in Student Affairs at a University.

 
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Paige Effinger
Junior
Major: Occupational Safety & Health & Spanish
Hart College
Evansville, IN
Favorite place on campus?
Pogue Library
about paige
why did you choose Murray State University?

When I was walking through the campus, I loved how close-knit everyone seemed.

what are your future goals?

I want to be the regional safety manager for a top twenty construction company.

 
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Brett Eisenhauer
Junior
Major: Nonprofit Leadership Studies
Minor: Organizational Communication
Lee Clark College
Mahomet, IL
Favorite place on campus?
Pogue Library
about brett
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose MSU because of the nice people and I love the size of the campus.

what are your future goals?

I'm still working on it.

 
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Craig English
Junior
Major: Agribusiness
Lee Clark College
Mt. Washington, KY
Favorite place on campus?
West Farm
about craig
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose MSU because of the atmosphere and the location of the campus.

what are your future goals?

I plan to end up somewhere in the insurance field or a salesman for an agriculture business.

 
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Courtney Fisher
Sophomore
Major: Middle School Education/Math & Social Studies
Hart College
Breese, IL
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about courtney
why did you choose Murray State University?

I visited about five schools, but I only fell in love with Murray State's campus. I also loved the education program.

what are your future goals?

I want to successfully teach middle school children.

 
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MaryAlice Gowin
Sophomore
Major: Elementary Education
Lee Clark College
Bethalto, IL
Favorite place on campus?
Alexander Hall
about maryalice
why did you choose Murray State University?

I loved the campus and how friendly everyone was.

what are your future goals?

I want to teach in an elementary school and maybe become a principal one day.

 
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Linsey Grissom
Sophomore
Major: Exercise Science/Pre-Health Professional
Elizabeth College
Hickman, KY
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about linsey
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because of the atmosphere!

what are your future goals?

I plan to become a physical therapist and work with children with special needs.

 
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Shannon Hicks
Senior
Major: Political Science
Minor: Organizational Communication
Richmond College
Louisville, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Pogue Library
about shannon
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because of my campus tour.

what are your future goals?

I plan to pursue a Masters degree within Student Affairs after graduation.

 
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Kelsey Hill
Senior
Major: History with Social Studies Certification
Lee Clark College
Mt. Washington, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Waterfield Library
about kelsey
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because of the small, friendly campus.

what are your future goals?

I plan to teach and travel, or perhaps work at a museum.

 
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Mary Lesley Hundley
Junior
Major: Journalism
Minor: Organizational Communication
Hart College
Madisonville, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Wilson Hall
about mary lesley
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose MSU because it was close to home and has such a beautiful, amazing campus.

what are your future goals?

I want to pursue a career within Student Affairs.

 
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Kaitlyn Jernigan
Senior
Major: Communication Disorders
Springer-Franklin College
Lewisburg, KY
Favorite place on campus?
The path between Wells &
Faculty Hall
about kaitlyn
why did you choose Murray State University?

The beautiful campus! Everybody is very nice and welcoming, including professors who really care about their students.

what are your future goals?

I plan to become a speech-language pathologist at elementary school.

 
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Malcolm Jones
Junior
Major: Occupational Safety & Health
Lee Clark College
Louisville, KY
Favorite place on campus?
The steps behind Pogue
Library
about malcolm
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose MSU because of the home away from home feel.

what are your future goals?

I plan to become a health and safety inspector.

 
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Meghan Keeney
Sophomore
Major: Occupational Safety & Health
Lee Clark College
Highland, IL
Favorite place on campus?
The T-Room
about meghan
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because I could see myself being the best version of me here.

what are your future goals?

I would really like to be a safety manager somewhere.

 
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Grant Knox
Senior
Major: Music Education
Minor: Rhetoric
Elizabeth College
Lexington, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Lovett Auditorium
about grant
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because of the value, location, and the great community.

what are your future goals?

I plan to become a music educator and impact lives.

 
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Regan Kull
Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Richmond College
Evansville, IN
Favorite place on campus?
Pogue Library
about regan
why did you choose Murray State University?

I knew as soon as I stepped on campus that I wanted to be here. It felt like home right away.

what are your future goals?

I plan to become a neonatal nurse.

 
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Emma Lackey
Sophomore
Major: Public and Community Health
Regents College
St. Louis, MO
Favorite place on campus?
Waterfield Library
about emma
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because it felt like home.

what are your future goals?

I plan to become an owner of a nursing home.

 
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Jessica Louis
Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Richmond College
Wildwood, MO
Favorite place on campus?
The Clock Tower
about jessica
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because everyone is so nice.

what are your future goals?

I plan to become a nurse practitioner.

 
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Matthew Menke
Junior
Major: Engineering Graphics & Design
Hart College
Evansville, IN
Favorite place on campus?
The Collins Center for 
Industry & Technology
about matthew
why did you choose Murray State University?

The sense of being a part of something more than just another student, it was the sense of being a part of a family.

what are your future goals?

I plan to work with a small design firm working on manufacturing plant design.

 
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Kristi Mills
Senior
Major: Middle School Education
Hart College
Waverly, KY
Favorite place on campus?
The back steps of Pogue
Library
about kristi
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because of the affordability and the smaller size.

what are your future goals?

I want to tech English in Korea, teach middle school math, or teach at the college-level.

 
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Kaylee Noel
Junior
Major: Psychology
Minor: Nonprofit Leadership Studies
Elizabeth College
Wildwood, MO
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad & Wells Hall
about kaylee
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because it is a home away from home.

what are your future goals?

I plan to be a community outreach coordinator for a nonprofit (PASAC) or a counselor.

 
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Emeline Ojeda
Senior
Major: Organizational Communication
Minor: Psychology
Lee Clark College
Salem, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Wilson Hall
about emeline
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because it felt like home.

what are your future goals?

I am undecided on my future plans.

 
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Morgan Owens
Senior
Major: Psychology       Minor: Management
Lee Clark College
Louisville, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Pogue Library
about morgan
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because the family environment made me feel at home.

what are your future goals?

I plan to get a job within a supply chain or attend graduate school.

 
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Carissa Padgett
Senior
Major: Communication Disorders    Minor: Spanish
Hart College
Middlesboro, KY
Favorite place on campus?
The MSU Arboretum
about carissa
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because of the residential college system.

what are your future goals?

I want to be a traveling bilingual speech-language pathologist.

 
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Sarah Rao
Sophomore
Major: Psychology
Hester College
Wildwood, MO
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about sarah
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because everyone made Murray feel like a home away from home.

what are your future goals?

I plan to find a job where I can apply my love for kids.

 
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Jocelyn Rhymes
Junior
Major: Communication Disorders
Regents College
Memphis, TN
Favorite place on campus?
about jocelyn
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because the vibe & the environment made me feel like I belonged.

what are your future goals?

I plan to become a speech-lanuage pathologist and work with younger kids.

 
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Kendrick Settler
Senior
Major: Psychology     Minor: Marketing
Hart College
Belleville, IL
Favorite place on campus?
The T-Room
about kendrick
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because it has the nicest campus in the world.

what are your future goals?

I plan to work within research analytics.

 
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Cassidy Spencer
Junior
Major: Elementary Education
Elizabeth College
Greenville, IL
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad & Alexander Hall
about cassidy
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because of the community, the President, and the beautiful campus.

what are your future goals?

I plan to become an elementary teacher or a children's minister (or a full-time mom).

 
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Jaq Stephenson
Sophomore
Major: Exercise Science
Elizabeth College
Bridgeton, MO
Favorite place on campus?
Waterfield Library
about jaq
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because of the nursing program.

what are your future goals?

I plan to work in pediatric physical therapy.

 
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DeVonna Sydnor
Junior
Major: Criminal Justice
Richmond College
Russellville, KY
Favorite place on campus?
The Shoe Tree ♥
about devonna
why did you choose Murray State University?

From the moment I stepped on this campus, I loved the environment and the community-feel.

what are your future goals?

I aspire to become a defense attorney.

 
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Tiffany Tate
Sophomore
Major: Elementary Education
Lee Clark College
Hardinsburg, KY
Favorite place on campus?
The Quad
about tiffany
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because I loved the people and the smalltown vibe.

what are your future goals?

I plan to become an elementary school teacher!

 
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Kayla Thompson
Sophomore
Major: Public Relations
Minor: Marketing & Nonprofit Leadership Studies
Hart College
Evansville, IL
Favorite place on campus?
Pogue Library & T-Room
about kayla
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because Murray was the perfect distance from home and I love the campus.

what are your future goals?

I plan to work for a non-profit corporation and travel.

 
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Joey Wirth
Sophomore
Major: Finance   Minor: Computer Science
Hart College
Waterloo, IL
Favorite place on campus?
The top floor of Fine Arts
overlooking the Quad
about joey
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because of the people and the location.

what are your future goals?

I plan to make a comfortable living and be some sort of leader in whichever career path I choose.

 
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Tori Wood
Junior
Major: Public Relations
Minor: Graphic Communications Management
Elizabeth College
Symsonia, KY
Favorite place on campus?
The benches in the Quad
about tori
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because all of the stars fell in place for Murray and it's been amazing ever since.

what are your future goals?

I plan to work for a company in the Public Relations field and to ultimately be happy.

 
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Austin Zinobile
Sophomore
Major: Occupational Safety & Health
Hester College
Bowling Green, KY
Favorite place on campus?
Basement of Waterfield
Library
about austin
why did you choose Murray State University?

I chose Murray State because I fell in love with the campus.

what are your future goals?

I plan to become an OSH representative for the St. Louis Cardinals, then sign a big deal after I show Matt Carpenter how to hit in batting practice.