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Murray State College elects new Student Government Association Officers

April 26, 2021


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.

All officers and representatives of SGA are required to maintain good standing in order to continue representing the organization and the college. Student government is empowered to recommend any rules considered necessary for the betterment of the college, to grant charters to clubs and organizations who wish to become officially recognized, and to sponsor and supervise extracurricular activities at Murray State College.

“We are always so pleased when students participate in student government elections – both as candidates and as voters.  Student government is a great way to get involved on campus and learn about the campus community.  Congratulations to all our incoming SGA officers!” said MSC President Joy McDaniel.

Elected to officer positions were, Paxton Hutchings, president; Ashlynn Arnold, vice president; Hagen Puentes, secretary; Easton Ray, treasurer, and Christian Hammons, media relations officer.

Hutchings, from Yuba, serves as an MSC Aggie Ambassador and is currently majoring in agriculture. After graduation, she plans to attend Oklahoma State University to major in Food Science: Safety.

Arnold, from Madill, is currently majoring in animal science and plans to attend Oklahoma State University to continue an animal science degree program before applying to OSU’s doctoral program in veterinary medicine.

Ray, from Byng, is currently in MSC’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program and pursuing a minor in animal science. After graduation from Murray State, he plans to apply for the University of Oklahoma’s Physical Therapy Program.

Puentes, a graduate of Gruver High School in the Texas panhandle, is currently studying agriculture education at MSC and plans to become a Texas 4-H Extension agent after graduation.

Hammons, from Antlers, is currently studying animal science-business and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University following his time at Murray State.

Enrollment for summer and fall is now open.  For more information on enrollment or scholarships at Murray State College, please call (580) 387-7000.