Murray State College to hold commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, 2018


Murray State College will hold a commencement ceremony for Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 graduates on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. on the Tishomingo campus north lawn.  This year’s commencement speaker will be Mr. T.W. Shannon, president of the Chickasaw Nation’s Bank 2 and former speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

 “We are extremely honored to have T.W. Shannon as this year’s commencement speaker.  It will be a pleasure to welcome him to Murray State College,” said President Joy McDaniel.

With over 1,000 people expected to attend, family and friends are encouraged to bring folding chairs or other seating to the outdoor ceremony.  Seating for graduates will be provided, along with some seating for guests.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony for graduates with Associate in Applied Science or Associate in Arts degrees will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Fletcher Auditorium.  The ceremony for graduates with Associate in Science degrees will follow at approximately 7-7:30 p.m.  Seating in Fletcher Auditorium will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

If weather changes are made, a notice will be posted on the MSC website at by 2 p.m. on May 11th. Under the inclement weather plan, all students, family and friends will assemble in Campus Center as a holding location for the upcoming ceremonies. 

Information updates can be found on the MSC website at  Specific questions may be directed to the communications office at 580-387-7123.


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