Oklahoma Speaker of the House of Representatives Charles McCall returned to his home district and was the guest speaker for Murray State’s 100th commencement. McCall is the longest-serving speaker in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

McCall encouraged the graduates to seize the opportunities and break down the barriers that will arise along their new journey. “You are capable of more than you ever thought possible and will forever carry the Murray State spirit,” he said.

“We appreciate Speaker McCall for providing encouragement and support to our graduates,” said Dr. Tim Faltyn, Murray State College President. “He is a true advocate for Murray State College and all of higher education.”  

Murray State received 507 degree and certificate submissions for the 2023-2024 academic year, making it the largest graduating class in the college's history thus far.