Murray State is committed to enhancing the communities we serve through educational attainment, workforce and economic development, and lifelong learning.


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Imagination Library

Children of Johnston County can receive FREE BOOKS each month from birth until their fifth birthday by simply registering at the online link HERE,or by mailing in the paper form PDF!

This opportunity is made possible through the generous donations of:

The Elizabeth Stobaugh Pyle Foundation and Local Supporters 

Registration Form (PDF) - Email form to and, or mail to

Murray State College Foundation

One Murray Campus, STE 312,

Tishomingo, OK 73460.

To ensure future success of this program, you can provide a tax-deductible monetary donation HERE

Community Events & Service Opportunities

Welcome to the Murray State College Community Service and Events page. MSC encourages employees and students to get involved in their communities.  On this page you will find information about volunteer and community service opportunities in the surrounding areas.

To include an event or fundraiser, please call Jordyn Frazier at 580-387-7142 or email

MSC Arena Events

Johnston County Riding Club

Johnston County Riding Club is located in Tishomingo, OK.
We have play days, trail rides, roping, barrel racing, rodeos and more events for the community to enjoy.
We meet the first Tues. of the month. Contact: Desi Radd @ 371-9524

MSC Firing Range – Open to the Public

SCHEDULE - Cost: $4 entry fee

  • Monday– TRAP—5-8 p.m.
    • $5 per round– 25 shots per round
    • Targets $2
  • Wednesday– 5-8 p.m.
  • Friday– 8-10 a.m.
  • Saturday– 8 a,m. -2 p.m.

Single Membership: $40. Family Membership: $60
Call 580-371-1140 for more information.

Local Volunteer Opportunities

  • Our Neighbor's Cupboard - 107 N. Neshoba, Tishomingo - They can always use extra hands to serve meals, unload food trucks and load food boxes for seniors. The contact is Amber Wooley at 580-219-0665.
  • The Closet Ministry & Thrift Store - 204 W. Main Street, Tishomingo - They usually need help sorting donated items and with social media. The contact is Kim Jones at 580-371-6767.
  • INCA Community Services - 202 S. Capitol, Tishomingo - They have meal boxes as well as the clothing bank that needs assistance. Contact is Shawna Latham at 580-371-2352, ext. 277 or 
  • Johnston County Chamber of Commerce - 504 W. Main Street, Tishomingo - They coordinate four major events quarterly and usually need assistance. The contact is 580-371-2175.
  • City of Tishomingo and Tishomingo Parks & Recreation Committee - 1130 E. Main Street - The parks and dam are always in need of cleanup. The contact is Troy Golden at 580-371-2369.
  • Tishomingo Development Team - Watch their Facebook page for events and volunteer opportunities. The contact is Cindy Matheny.
  • Tishomingo Lions Club - Meets Wednesday at noon each week in the Aggie Dining Room. Watch their Facebook page for events and volunteer opportunities. The contact is Oma Dell Burns.
  • Stevy's Run - Held the second Saturday in July. They usually need assistance with the route and handing out water. The contact is Gayla Cellum at 580-371-7433.

Speakers Bureau

Murray State College is pleased to offer a speakers bureau as a way to provide local nonprofit groups, civic organizations, schools and churches with interesting speakers and top-quality programs. The MSC Speakers Bureau is a public service provided at no charge.

Speakers are employees or retirees of Murray State College and come from departments and disciplines across the college. Speakers are available to discuss a wide variety of topics. Additional topics and/or speakers may also be requested on an individual basis.

To request a speaker for your organization, please contact Jordyn Frazier at 580-387-7142 or At least two weeks’ notice is preferred, but all requests will be considered.

Departmental/Professional Expertise - Speakers also can discuss specialty areas related to their departments and professional expertise.

Speakers and Topics

Jayne Campanini, Program Director Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

  • Aging in place:  How to safely keep our aging families in their homes
  • Sensory Strategies to assist with student focus for classroom and online learning
  • Falls can be fatal:  How to prevent falls while still being active
  • How to help your child with handwriting and fine motor skills
  • Mealtime should be fun!  Feeding strategies for the picky eater

Rebecca Davis, English

  • J.R.R Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion
  • C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia
  • George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Fantasy Literature
  • Fairy Tales and Folklore
  • FanFiction and Creative Writing as a Textual Reponse

Don Loving, Science

  • Oklahoma’s Environmental Riches: Why Oklahoma’s Wildlife Diversity is among the Richest of the states and is Known among Ecologists Worldwide.

  • We Dance When Sun Is in the Bear's Cave: Listen to some of the sky-watching tales of the Lakota Sioux and learn how those stories affected their daily lives.

Amy McCain, Education and Behavioral Sciences

  • Leadership, child development and children's issues, stress management, positive guidance and other topics on request.

Dr. Wendy Morton, Business

IRB Chair for Oklahoma Department of Human Services

  • Leadership - specifically how public sector leaders can motivate, inspire, and engage employees
  • Employee Engagement, Motivation, and Satisfaction
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Qualitative Research/IRB Process
  • Public Administration
  • The Cliff Effect and Social Safety Net Programs
  • Ethics

Dr. Rebecca Jacobs-Pollez, History

  • Medieval European History: Medieval Women and Education, Medieval Monsters, Castles and Knights, Medieval Food, and lots of other topics
  • ​The Renaissance
  • Ancient Roman History
  • Aspects of American History
  • Senegal: An Ancient and Modern Land
  • NASA Astronaut Training and Procedures: from a former NASA associate

Wesley Reddish, Science

Astronomy and other topics including:

  • A True Future Energy - A look at the reality of nuclear power, and dispelling the false fears associated with nuclear power.
  • A Modern Faith - Finding a path that honors the Christian faith and acknowledges the scientific realities of the modern world.
  • Leaving the Cradle - Stepping beyond Earth to become a space-faring society.


Todd Smith,  Rodeo Coach

  • MSC College Rodeo Program
  • ​Sports Officiating- 40 year of collegiate officiating and high school sports




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