Murray State College gears up for new semester and new students


The 2018 fall semester at Murray State College gets underway on Monday, August 13.  The college will hold a new student symposium on Friday, August 10, 2018 in Tishomingo from 10 a.m. to 8p.m.  A convocation ceremony for students and families is planned for 6 p.m. in Fletcher Auditorium with a Rock-the-Block celebration to follow.

“We’re looking forward to a great year at Murray State College on both Tishomingo and Ardmore campuses. This year the theme at MSC will be “This is Us,” and we’ll be focusing on things we have in common and experiences that make us diverse,” McDaniel said.

Highlights of the back-to-school symposium day include time with keynote speaker Jon Hazell who served Oklahoma as 2017 Teacher of the Year.  A graduate of Durant High School, Hazell has taught anatomy, biology and environmental science for 33 years in the Durant Independent School District.  Also planned are breakout sessions, a convocation ceremony and Rock-the-Block celebration.  All events will take place on MSC’s campus in Tishomingo.

“Attendance at the new student symposium is mandatory, but it’s a really fun event for students and families,” said MSC Director of Advisement and Ardmore Services Paula Henley.

Students at campuses in Tishomingo and Ardmore have enrolled in more than 17,000 credit hours for the 2018 fall semester.

“This year we will also continue to focus on vintage values of personal service and student outcomes.  What makes us who we are as a college today has been created by a variety of opportunities for growth and the commitment to inclusion,” said McDaniel.

For information on enrolling at Murray State College or upcoming back-to-school events, please visit the Murray State College website at or call the college at 580-387-7000.

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