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MSC Foundation names B.T. Ferguson donor of the year

8/16/2017

Tishomingo resident B.T. Ferguson has been named Donor of the Year by the Murray State College Foundation. 

Ferguson, whose support led to construction of a new hog barn at Murray State College, funds a yearly scholarship that pays all expenses for one student to live and work on the MSC Farm.  He also provided the college with new swine this year to increase breeding operations.

“B.T. Ferguson has set a fine example of giving back by supporting the MSC Foundation.  He is an advocate for students, and his contributions make a difference every day,” MSC President Joy McDaniel said.

Ferguson served the college as an agriculture instructor from 1999-2014.  Before retirement, Ferguson also advised the college livestock judging team which won many awards during his tenure as coach.  He currently serves the college as manager of swine operations.

During this year’s bull and female sale at Murray State College, Ferguson could be seen looking for just the right addition to his personal herd – or so it seemed.  At the sale’s end, Ferguson surprised MSC’s current livestock judging team coach Blaine Red with a female to begin a herd of his own.

“We’ve always known B.T. to be a very involved and caring supporter of Murray State College, and his contributions to the foundation have made a real impact on students’ lives,” MSC Foundation Executive Director Malynda Cobb said.

“His contributions to the foundation and his dedication to the mission of Murray State College deserve to be recognized.  Words can’t express how much he is appreciated and how much he has done for students,” Cobb added.

The foundation was established at Murray State College to provide student scholarships and support college projects and faculty initiatives.  Contributions to the foundation, a 501(c)3, are tax deductible.

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