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McMurry Serves - Saturday 2/10/18

We hope you're making plans to join us for a McMurry Serves project in 2018 - if you have any ideas or would like to participate, please email You may view the project list online and registration links will be provided as location details are finalized.

As in years past, all registered participants will receive a McMurry Serves t-shirt the day of the event.

McMurry Study Abroad Initiative

Dr. Sandra Harper has signed a memorandum of understanding to partner with Harlaxton College, located near London, England. Harlaxton will become an “anchor” site for McMurry’s study abroad opportunities. McMurry Student Government President, Hope Rouse, will be the first McMurry student to study there. She will go during the May/June 2018 summer term.

Harlaxton College is owned by the University of Evansville, a Methodist institution located in Evansville, Indiana. Harlaxton offers a full curriculum for semesters abroad as well as a summer term. The average Harlaxton student visits nine countries while studying at the institution.

The McMurry Honors Program will offer two competitive scholarships per year for students to study at Harlaxton. Most summer terms are taught by faculty members of Evansville’s partners, now including McMurry.

Registration Open:
McMurry Spring Alumni Weekend

Join McMurry alumni in Grapevine, Texas for our second Spring Alumni Weekend! From group dinners, fun tours, wine tastings, golf - and more - there's sure to be something for everyone!

To register online, or learn more about the weekend's events, visit:

Please call the Alumni Relations office at 325-793-4609 if you’d like more information or to register by phone.

New Alumni Awards Event in 2018

Join us on campus on April 19th for our very first Night of Distinction! We will celebrate alumni achievement at our new signature alumni awards event. Our annual alumni recognition will take place at this event and we'll honor alumni with our traditional awards along with five new awards for Outstanding Alumni in the following disciplines: Business, Education, Fine Arts, Math & Science, and Spiritual & Religious Life.

Do you know McMurry alumni who deserve recognition? Is there at least one former classmate, teamate, social club sister or brother, who has excelled in their career and leads in their community with a passion equal to their passion for McMurry?

Please take a look at the Alumni Award criteria at and complete the nomination form(s).

Thank you for your continued support of McMurry!

McMurry Fund: Spotlight on Scholarships

As the end of 2017 rapidly approaches, it is clear that some amazing things have happened at McMurry this year. When you make a gift to support financial aid through the McMurry Fund, you make it possible for a student to afford the McMurry experience: studying with a world-class faculty in a setting that inspires reflection and the formation of lifelong friendships. For many McMurry students, financial aid is the cornerstone of success. Undergraduate scholarships provided by the McMurry Fund help close the gap between talent and financial need. From a stable cornerstone rises a solid formation of achievement and readiness for the future. Visit to make your gift.

"McMurry has become my home because of the outstanding support that our alumni and friends
of McMurry give. McMurry is the best second family
I could ever ask for, and that’s because of you!
Ala Cumba."
- J. Trey Spivey '18

Band & Chanters

The Wind Ensemble and Chanters of McMurry University are traveling to New York City during the March spring break, 2018, to perform in the acclaimed Carnegie Hall. This performance will feature works by each ensemble as well as combined numbers.

The trip will also include sight-seeing excursions, and additional special preview performances for special guests of the University. If you are in the Abilene area, please look out for details on a special preview concert at the Paramount Theater in Abilene on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 pm. If you would like to support these students’ travel expenses, you can donate directly to the Band & Chanters – NYC Trip.

Christmas Concert

Please enjoy the McMurry Chanters singing at Aldersgate UMC. Merry Christmas!

2018 McMurry Serves
Saturday, 2/10
Multiple Locations
More Info

Night of Distinction:
Celebrating Alumni Achievement
Thursday, 4/19
Mabee Room
McMurry University

Ring Ceremony
Saturday, 4/21
11 a.m.
Matthews Auditorium
McMurry University

T.I.P. Sing Song
Saturday, 4/21
7 p.m.
Radford Auditorium
McMurry University

2018 Spring Alumni Weekend
4/2 & 4/28
Grapevine, TX
More Info | Register

Saturday, May 12
McMurry University

Class Notes

Dr. Ashley Stewart '93 has just been named Assistant Superintendent for School Administration at Boerne ISD. Congratulations on your new position, Ashley!
Read full press release.

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

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