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McMurry Serves - 2017

We are now just two weeks away from our third annual McMurry Serves event! Please join alumni and students in service on Saturday, February 18th.

A full list of projects along with registration links may be found online. Registration deadline is February 12th and all participants registered by then will receive a McMurry Serves t-shirt!

We hope you'll volunteer with us and help make a difference in your community.

Parris Family to Receive Award

McMurry University's "first family of track and field" - Rickey, Pug, and Brad Parris - will be given the 2017 Legacy Award by the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame. The 16th annual Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame banquet is set for Monday, May 1 at the Abilene Convention Center.

The Legacy Award is given to an individual or group, either living or deceased, who has made a lasting contribution to sports in the Big Country. Read more.

Parris Family

Strong Increase in Spring 2017 Enrollment

We are happy to report 995 total students enrolled for the Spring 2017 semester, an 8 percent increase in total student enrollment over the 915 students enrolled last Spring.

"Our strong spring enrollment indicates that our retention and recruitment strategies are moving us in the right direction. We are up more than 8% compared to last spring, and our students are taking over 1,000 more credit hours this year than they did during the past two spring semesters," said David Heringer, vice president for enrollment management. "These numbers show that our students are focused on completing their degrees at McMurry."

"A key element in McMurry’s strategic plan guiding the University to its 100th anniversary in 2023 is to recruit, retain and graduate a diverse and engaged student body with the propensity to learn. In these enrollment increases, we are beginning to see the results of that effort," said McMurry President Dr. Sandra S. Harper. Read more.

Alumna Headlines Johnson School of Business Monthly Series

Tamika Thurman Brunetti '02, a member of McMurry's Business Advisory Council, spoke to students on campus Friday (1/27) and challenged them to be proactive in their journeys toward success. Brunetti was the first speaker in a monthly series sponsored by the Walter F. and Virginia Johnson School of Business. Read more.

Tamika Thurman Brunetti '02

Women's Leadership Luncheon 2017

The Women's Leadership Luncheon is held in celebration of the collective achievements of women leaders.

This year's event will be held Thursday, March 2nd in the Mabee Room of McMurry's Garrison Campus Center. The keynote speaker is Dr. Nancy Jones, president and CEO of the North Texas Community Foundation and founding president of the Community Foundation of Abilene.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Dr. Sandra S. Harper Women's Leadership Scholarship at McMurry University.

There are a limited number of tickets available for purchase - if you would like to buy tickets for this event, please visit

McMurry Spring Alumni Weekend in Fredericksburg!

McMurry's Spring Alumni weekend is getting closer!

Join McMurry alumni in Fredericksburg, Texas from Friday, April 28 through Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Weekend events include:
Friday dinner at the Fredericksburg Brewing Co.
Saturday wine tasting at 4.0 Cellars
Group Tickets for National Museum of the Pacific War
Saturday Alumni Golf Outing
Saturday dinner at the Hangar Hotel

We also have group blocks at two Fredericksburg hotels for a discounted rate on the weekend. To learn more about the weekend and for a link to register for events, visit our online info page. We hope to see you in Fredericksburg!


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McMurry Serves
Multiple Locations
Saturday, 2/18
More Info | Register

Bob Bullock Museum
with Alumni Lunch

Saturday, 2/25
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
1:30 p.m. - Museum
Austin, TX
More Info | Tickets

McMurry Women's Leadership Luncheon
McMurry University
Thursday, 3/2
More Info | Tickets

Alumni Painting Party
Friday, 3/3
6:30 p.m.
Abilene, TX
More Info | Tickets

Dinner & A Movie
Downtown Abilene

Friday, 4/7
5:15 p.m. - Dinner
7:30 p.m. - Movie
More Info | Tickets

Ring Ceremony
Saturday, 4/8
11 a.m.
Old Main
McMurry University
For Info Email
Alana Jeter '01 or call

T.I.P. Sing Song
Saturday, 4/8
7 p.m.
Radford Auditorium
McMurry University

President's Appreciation Reception
Thursday, 4/20
McMurry University

Spring Alumni Weekend
Fredericksburg, TX

Friday & Saturday
4/28 & 4/29
More Info

Commencement 2017
Saturday, 5/13

Homecoming 2017
Save the Date:

2017 Trip to Cuba
Bishop Bledsoe
Save the Date:
More Info

Class Notes

Eva Dickerson '04 married Matthew Weitzel. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

To submit a class note, email Suzann Couts and we'll include it in our monthly eNews.

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