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True Blue Travel makes OKC trip

8/18/2014

Several representatives from Murray State College recently took a trip to Oklahoma City as a part of the True Blue Travel program. True Blue Travel provides MSC sponsored day trips to points of interest in the region. The program was started two years ago in a joint effort between Office of the Alumni and the Murray State College Foundation.
 
“The College brings together such a variety of people together,” says Karen Cantrell, alumni coordinator. “We thought it would be fun to give those people a chance to get together and get to know each other, while at the same time experiencing some pretty spectacular things right in our backyard. “
 
True Blue Travel has offered trips all across Oklahoma, and down in to Texas. On the first trip, travelers toured Cowboy Stadium. Since then trips have motored participants east to Muskogee to see the Azalea Festival, north to Oklahoma City to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and west to the Wichita Mountains and surrounding landmarks. Most recently travelers went back to Oklahoma City to visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Organizers say they try to have two or three trips a year.
 
“We always try to select places that appeal to a wide range of people,” says MSC Foundation Executive Director Brenda Stacy. “The trips are educational, but they also build camaraderie. We want to develop relationships not just within the alumni and students, but between the community and the College as well.”

True Blue Travel trips are typically $15 for members of the MSC Alumni Association, and $25 for non-members. To find out more about True Blue Travel, contact the Alumni/Foundation Office at 580-387-7140. You can also find more information at mscok.edu.
True Blue Travel participants take time out for a photo at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

Participants in the recent MSC True Blue Travel day trip take time out for a picture in the Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City. Pictured are (back) Brenda Stacy, (middle, l-r) Roger Stacy, Dana Echols, Sharon Young, Novice Boyd, Elaine Lower, Gary Lower, Karen Cantrell, Mauren Turner, Billy Rice, (front) Nina Bauman.

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