The Murray State College Aggie Alumni Association is currently gearing up for the annual banquet to be held on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 on its Tishomingo campus.
Long-time leader in Oklahoma higher education, Dr. Tim Faltyn, named 21st President of Murray State College
The Murray State College Board of Regents has announced the selection of Dr. Tim Faltyn as the 21st president of Murray State College in Tishomingo and Ardmore, Okla.
The Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges has recognized three Murray State College employees for exceptional service and each will be presented with awards at its upcoming annual conference.
Both Aggie teams return home Thursday, September 16 to take on regional rivals Rose State College. The Raiders and Lady Raiders come into the game with winning records and looking to defend their regional titles from last year. The Lady Aggies’ game starts at 2 p.m. followed by the Aggie Men at 4 p.m., both at the MSC Soccer field.
MSC announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, ceremony honoring 2020 and 2021 recipients, November 6
Murray State College has selected two-time NJCAA All-American softball player Ivy Amador and Hunter Raley, who led the 2013 MSC baseball team to a National Championship, as the 2021 inductees to MSC’s Athletic Hall of Fame and long-time MSC Farm Superintendent and Johnston County Commissioner Buddy Parks to be honored as MSC Distinguished Alumni for 2021.
Kicking off the fall semester, Murray State College Collegiate FFA announced the election of its officer team for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Murray State College College wants to warn fans about fake or scam social media pages and posts claiming affiliation with the college or the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have recognized the collaboration between Murray State College and Michelin with a Regents’ Business Partnership Excellence Award.
In a campus-wide email to faculty and staff on August 6, 2021, Murray State College President Joy McDaniel announced her plans to retire.
Governor Stitt was joined by local legislators and representatives of Murray State College on August 4, 2021 at the official signing of House Bill 2943
Springer resident Leslie (Larsen) Kutz has been appointed by Governor Kevin Stitt as a new member of the Murray State College Board of Regents.
In an historic move, the University Center of Southern Oklahoma (UCSO) in Ardmore has become Murray State College Ardmore
Murray State College is accepting nominations for 2021 Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame awards through August 31, 2021.
Murray State has selected Todd Smith to coach the college’s rodeo team for the 2021-22 season.
Murray State College introduced its newest addition during this month’s commencement ceremony, and it’s not a new building or an expanded degree program. This addition is of the canine variety and her name is Aggie
Murray State College Board of Regents recognized outgoing member Frank Johnson at their May 18, 2021 meeting in Ardmore for 14 years' service on the college's governing board.
The Murray State College Registrar’s Office has announced honor rolls for the spring 2021 semester.
High school baseball players with aspirations to play at the collegiate level are invited to attend the prospect camps at Murray State College scheduled for May 25 and June 29.
The Murray State College Softball Team entered the NJCAA Division II District Tournament May 15 with 37 wins and only 10 losses, coming off a convincing 14-run win over National Park College to claim the regional championship title last week.
Next month Murray State College will host a six-day theater camp in Tishomingo for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with an interest in musical theatre.
The Murray State College Veterinary Nursing program held a pinning ceremony on May 14, 2021 to honor its 2021 graduates. Those completing the program include Lyndsey Bailey-Smith of Clayton, Keyana Collier of Sherman, TX Calysta Garner of Holdenville, Teayia Nolan of Broken Bow, Sara Sampson of Kenefic, and Angel Stoker of Ringling.
Murray State College has joined with Michelin in Ardmore to provide potential students with education and work opportunities through the Michelin Technical Scholars program.
The Murray State College Softball Team entered the NJCAA Region II tournament May 7 in Pryor as the #1 seed and with 34 wins and only 10 losses.
Seventy-one students at Murray State College were recognized for outstanding academic achievement during an Academic Awards ceremony on May 4, 2021. This year’s ceremony was not open to the public, but students’ families were included in the event with appropriate social distancing protocols in place.
On May 4, 2021, Murray State College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa held a ceremony to honor 27 Murray State College students who were newly inducted into Phi Theta Kappa for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Murray State College will hold a commencement ceremony for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 graduates on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 7 p.m. on the Tishomingo campus north lawn.
Murray State College students have elected Student Government Association (SGA) officers to represent them during the upcoming year. Officer positions include a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and media relations officer.
Murray State College will hold a commencement ceremony for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 graduates on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 7 p.m. on the north lawn of the Administration Building in Tishomingo.
Murray State College has announced plans to hold its 7th Annual Bull and Heifer Sale online again this year. The sale begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 and closes at 6 p.m
The Murray State College Board of Regents has approved emeritus status for nine former college employees and faculty members.
Students who wish to learn more about degree completion opportunities are encouraged to participate in Murray State College’s Reach Higher RECONNECT Week events via Zoom on Tuesday, April 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and at MSC’s Welcome Center in Tishomingo on Thursday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
by Murray State College President Joy McDaniel Promises are not made to be broken, but that’s exactly what our legislature will accomplish by passing SB639.
Eighth- and ninth-grade students from across Oklahoma are invited to take part in one of two 2021 Summer STEM Camps to be hosted by Murray State College.
The Murray State College Baseball team took a long road trip to Eunice, Louisiana for a four-game series versus LSU-Eunice on March 5, 6, and 7. The Bengals, who came into the series with 14 wins and no losses, were looking to remain undefeated and maintain their #1 ranking in the NJCAA Divison II polls. The series was a rematch of the 2013 NJCAA National Championship.
The Murray State College Softball team entered their doubleheader with Eastern Oklahoma State College on March 2 with a record of eight wins and only two losses. The Aggies were looking to continue building on success from the previous week which saw them play 10 games over a five-day stretch.
After starting the week with a 84-to-69 win on the road against Connors State College, the Lady Aggies returned home on March 4 to face Redlands Community College.
The Murray State College Men’s Basketball team entered their game on the road versus Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College on February 22 coming off four straight wins.
On January 26 and February 23, Murray State College Nursing Program staff and students assisted with COVID-19 vaccine clinics that served over 750 people from local communities.
On February 26, the Aggies headed to Gainesville for a doubleheader versus North Central Texas College looking to expand their four game winning streak.
The Murray State College Softball team began their season at home February 23 by defeating Western Oklahoma State College in both games of a doubleheader.
With our area experiencing the highest snowfall totals in recent history and several game postponements the previous two weeks, the Murray State College Women’s Basketball team was eager to take to the court again on February 22 versus Southwest Christian University.
The Murray State College Cultural Events Committee has an exciting month of activities planned for February’s African American History Month including a documentary film and a visit by Oklahoma State Legislator Mauree Turner.
Murray State College athletics will follow NJCAA Region II and CDC guidelines by adopting attendance protocols for the 2021 basketball season to protect students, players, coaches and fans. Protocols apply to men’s and women’s games.
Murray State College has selected Athletic Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni inductees for 2020, but will postpone a celebration of their accomplishments until next year. Inductees for 2020 and 2021 will be recognized together at MSC’s homecoming celebration in late October or early November of 2021.
Murray State College has been selected as one of 170 organizations serving 48 Oklahoma communities to share in $3 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act made available to the arts and cultural sector by Oklahoma Governor J. Kevin Stitt.
The Murray State College Registrar’s Office has announced honor rolls for the fall 2020 semester.
Murray State College and Ardmore’s Mercy Hospital have been looking forward since 2019 to graduating the first class from their innovative Murray at Mercy nursing partnership and, on Friday, November 20, 2020, the goal became a reality.
With remote instruction the new normal for 2020, Murray State College faculty members Dan Moore, David Brantley and Amy McCain have completed a five-week Online Consortium of Oklahoma (OCO) STEM Virtual Academy to provide deeper, collaborative professional development for those teaching STEM disciplines.
Recently, the Murray State College Livestock Judging Team has continued its success with Peyton Booth winning High Individual at the Buck Cattle Company contest
Murray State College President Joy McDaniel presents a certificate of recognition to Sharon Young for outstanding service to Murray State College.
Murray State College and MSC Recruitment Coordinator Katie Carroll have been recognized by the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges (OACC) for excellence in innovation.
The late Gene Robbins was 87 when he passed away in 2019, but his influence and importance lives on at schools, and in the hearts of former students, where he shared his talents as a coach, educator and mentor for almost 70 years.
The annual fundraising efforts by the Murray State College President’s Scholars Program will look different this year, but the goal is still the same, assisting the needs of families in the local community during the holidays and offsetting costs of PSP cultural education and study abroad trips.
Murray State College Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Rebecca Jacobs-Pollez will offer two presentations to discuss her experiences from earlier this year in a grant-funded faculty-development seminar in Senegal, West Africa.
Murray State College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Kevin O’Connor, who led the Aggies to a 25-6 record and a 14 seed in the 2020 NJCAA Championship Tournament, has been selected to participate in the inaugural TopConnect NJCAA symposium set for October 8th and 9th, 2020.
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, Murray State College will not be hosting a homecoming celebration this year. The college typically hosts activities for students and alumni during the last weekend of October or the first weekend in November.
Murray State Global Education will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. to present details of an upcoming trip to Greece and Italy scheduled for May 2021
For fall 2020, Murray State College is reporting an almost 12 percent increase in FTE (Full Time Equivalent) numbers over fall 2019 for its Tishomingo campus. When added to numbers for other MSC locations, the college-wide FTE average was up more than three (3) percent overall.
The Johnston County Library, a branch of the Southern Oklahoma Library System, and the Murray State College Library are offering an exciting opportunity to gain understanding about race in Oklahoma and the United State
President McDaniel was on hand to present Mercy administrators with a $1,000 check in recognition of the collaboration between Murray State College and Mercy Hospital as part of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Business Partnership Excellence Award program
Murray State College has hired Katie Carroll to serve as its outreach and recruitment coordinator.
Equipment that will set the stage for MSC's first ever eSports program has arrived on campus in Tishomingo.
Renovations include updated bathroom facilities in McKee Hall and Patton Hall and converting Patton Hall back to student rooms.
Students at Murray State College can expect changes when they return on August 17 for fall classes. Masks will be required when inside all MSC buildings and classrooms in Tishomingo and Ardmore.
At this year’s fall all-employee meeting on August 3, Murray State College faculty and staff were recognized for excellence by their peers, as well as institutional length of service at five, 15, 20, 30 and 35-year levels, and for changes in rank.
In a perfect world, there would be no COVID-19, no families heartbroken by loss of relatives or jobs. No debate over masks or social distance. No worries about leaving the house or paying bills
Murray State College is accepting nominations for 2020 Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame awards through September 1, 2020.
In anticipation of kicking off the fall 2020 semester, Murray State College Athletics has announced the hiring of Tori Vazquez as head women’s soccer coach and Edgar Gonzaga as head coach for men’s soccer.
On June 27th, MSC Arts and Humanities Chair Susan Pfau Yeager coordinated a cord ceremony for the Communication and Performance Studies 2020 graduates.
Students at Murray State College can expect changes that will make the campus safer for all when they return on August 17 for fall classes. Facilities’ staff have been working daily since March to address safety issues and provide ample social distancing space for students, faculty and staff.
Progress continues on the new agriculture and science building on the Murray State College campus in Tishomingo.
MSC State College President Joy McDaniel, front center, presents an award for distinguished service to Dr. Scott Wood.
The Murray State College Registrar’s Office has announced the honor roll for the spring 2020 semester
Murray State College is thankful to have a diverse population, and we believe higher education can help create positive change in the world.
High school baseball players with aspirations to play at the collegiate level are invited to attend prospect camps at Murray State College. The camps, which will be held at the MSC baseball field, are open to those in high school graduating classes of 2020-23.
“Murray State College provides high school students the opportunity to experience a glimpse of the college life.
We are very excited to get the summer 2020 semester started! As many of you know, we have an updated Blackboard system.
MSC Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student club adviser Kathy Bowen awarded Adviser of the Year for Oklahoma.
Governor Kevin Stitt has appointed local Tishomingo rancher Dr. Gary Greene to the Murray State College Board of Regents. Greene’s appointment has been confirmed by the Oklahoma Senate, and he will begin serving a seven-year term in June 2020.
It's May 8, 2020, but it's not the commencement day we had planned, but still it's a great day because we're celebrating a brand new class of graduates at Murray State College
Each year the students of Murray State College elect Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Officers to representatives the students in college affairs for the upcoming year.
With Murray State College on remote operation and closed to the public, the decision has been made to take this year's commencement and awards ceremonies online.
Murray State College offers over $400,000 in scholarships to rising star concurrent high school students
Students who attend Murray State College while in high school will have the opportunity to qualify for more than $400,000 in tuition waivers during the 2020-21 academic year.
"The first several days of online classes I cried every day. I cried because I was not learning anything and because of the stress I was feeling"
A message from President McDaniel - It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to let you know of the passing of MSC President Emeritus Dr. Clyde Kindell.
Murray State College has announced plans to move its annual Bull and Heifer Sale online this year. Bidding is NOW OPEN & closes at 6 p.m on Saturday, April 25.
Murray State College has announced that all 2020 summer courses will be offered in online formats. Enrollment for the summer session, which begins May 26, is open now. Students may make an appointment to enroll at https://www.online.mscok.edu/book-online.
MSC Men’s Basketball Coach Kevin O’Connor has been named one of 50 impactful coaches in men’s JUCO basketball by Silver Waves Media.
Murray State College has responded to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by donating supplies to Mercy Hospital in Tishomingo and Ardmore.
Murray State College is currently recruiting students to participate in a newly formed collegiate shooting sports team. The opportunity is open to current MSC students as well as those starting their freshman year in fall 2020.
Starting Monday March 30th, when you arrive on Campus, you will be directed to go to the front door of Patton Hall and call Campus Police at (580) 371-1140 , this will only take place on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
With the goal of preserving health for all, Murray State College will move to ALL ONLINE COURSE DELIVERY FOR THE REMAINDER OF SPRING SEMESTER 2020 and RESTRICT PUBLIC ACCESS TO CAMPUS.
Murray State College will begin virtual operation on Monday, March 23, 2020. Students in current online classes will continue as usual. In consideration of COVID-19 health concerns, face-to-face classes will be unavailable at all campuses and in all locations
Murray State College will not be returning to campus on March 23 as previously planned. It has been decided that lecture classes will convert to online instruction beginning March 30 until otherwise indicated.
Administrators at Murray State College are closely monitoring the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation with regard to the health, safety and well-being of those on campus and in service-area communities at large.
The Murray State College Men’s Basketball Team entered their regional tournament, March 5, with 22 wins and only six losses overall and 13-and-three in regional play.
The Murray State College Women’s Basketball Team entered the first round of the NJCAA Division II Tournament at Oklahoma Baptist University with 18 wins and 12 losses and nine-and-seven in regional play
High school students graduating this year in Stephens County are encouraged to apply for Lynn Colbert Charitable Foundation scholarship funds at Murray State College. The late Lynn Colbert established his foundation to help Stephens County students fund their dreams of higher education
Murray State College has been awarded funding to support six students with tuition waivers and monetary stipends for the 2020-21 academic year. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education grant funding for this program to all colleges and universities in Oklahoma.
Murray State College Veterinary Nursing Department will offer spay and neuter services for pets in Johnston County on April 14, 2020.
The Murray State College Women’s Basketball Team hosted Northern Oklahoma College-Enid at Beames Fieldhouse Monday, February 24 in their final home game of the season.
Murray State College Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin O’Connor was named the NJCAA Division I Region II Coach of the Year for the 2019-2020 season. O’Connor and his Aggies had 22 wins and only six losses overall and went 13-and-three in regional play during the 2019-2020 regular season.
Murray State College has hired Te’a Elliot-Fox to serve as its student retention coordinator. She will serve as part of the Student Success Center staff which is housed in the Tishomingo campus library.
Murray State College has announced its selection as a grant recipient through the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF).
The Murray State College Education and Behavioral Sciences Division has hired Gabrielle Cook-Benkinne as the Scholars of Excellence in Child Development Program recruiter.
The Murray State College Softball Team took the field Friday, February 21 in Tishomingo for a double header versus Paris Junior College. The Aggies entered the games with seven wins and one loss this season and on a three-game winning streak.
The Murray State College Women’s Basketball Team went on the road Monday, February 17 to take on NOC-Tonkawa looking to win their ninth straight regional game and 10th straight game overall.
The Murray State Men’s Basketball Team came into their game February 17 against 12th-ranked Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa undefeated (12-0) in regional play, 21-and-three overall and ranked 10th in NJCAA national polls.
The Murray State College Student Success Center has recently hired Gary Webb to serve as the Student Success Center Director. Webb, a graduate of Murray State College with additional degrees from Southeastern and OSU, has spent the majority of his life working in public education.
MSC Students and Staff had the opportunity to meet with Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall and others as part of Higher Education Day 2020.
Coming off a convincing 93-67 win versus Western Oklahoma State College the previous week, the Murray State Men’s Basketball Team came into their game February 10 against regional rival Eastern Oklahoma State looking to extend their winning streak to 12 games.
Murray State College launched a global education program in 2014 that has allowed students to explore new and exciting places around the world.
On Monday, February 10, the Murray State College Women’s Basketball Team traveled to Wilburton on a seven-game winning streak and looking to avenge their five-point loss to the Eastern Oklahoma State College on January 9.
Last week, Murray State College Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin O’Connor was named HoopDirt.com Junior College Coach of the Week. Coach O’Connor’s Aggies are currently in the midst of an 11-game winning streak and currently ranked 17th in NJCAA Division I.
Coming off a bye week, the Murray State Men’s Basketball Team came into their game February 7 against regional rival Western Oklahoma State looking to extend their winning streak to 11 games.
On Tuesday, February 4, the Murray State College Women’s Basketball Team welcomed Cedar Valley College to Beames Fieldhouse. The Aggies, who were looking to secure their sixth straight win.
After dominating early and leading Connors State College 49-35 at halftime on January 27, the Murray State College Men’s Basketball Team had to rely on defense late to rebuff several late-scoring runs by the Cowboys.