Archive 2020

McMurry University Physics Students Win National Recognition for Second Year

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 — Dec. 16, 2020, Abilene, Texas – The McMurry University chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been awarded a Distinguished Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the second time in two years the chapter has ...

McMurry University's President Dr. Sandra S. Harper Receives Luthman Meritorious Award

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 —   (Abilene, TX – December 15, 2020) McMurry University President Sandra S. Harper, PhD, has been awarded the 2020 Carol A. Luthman Meritorious Service Award by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ...

McMurry University Announces Community Commitment Scholarship

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 — UPDATED 12/7/2020Today McMurry University is announcing a new financial aid program, Community Commitment, which will offer at minimum, half tuition for new undergraduates whose families have chosen careers in service. Students do not have to ...

McMurry University Announces Alumni Association Awards

Monday, September 28, 2020 — McMurry University, through the Alumni Association Board of Directors, annually presents the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Young Alumni Achievement Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award, established by the Alumni Association in 1971, honors ...

McMurry University Named to U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Guide for the 25th Consecutive Year

Monday, September 14, 2020 — McMurry University is proud to be recognized as a top-ranked institution for the 25th consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report Best College Guide. McMurry was ranked 13th in the first tier of top ranked institution in the Western Region of ...

McMurry University Announces Fall 2020 Enrollment

Friday, September 11, 2020 — (Abilene, TX – September 11, 2020) With students returning to campus and classes in late August, McMurry University remains optimistic with only a slight enrollment decrease. Total student enrollment for the Fall 2020 semester is at ...

McMurry University Expanding STEM Degrees Receives US Department of Education Grant

Tuesday, September 08, 2020 — (Abilene, TX – September 8, 2020)  McMurry University is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Title V Grant from the US Department of Education for $600,000 per year for the next five years assuming the learning objectives ...

McMurry University Receives $261,888 Student Support Services (SSS) Grant to Support Student Success

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 — (Abilene, TX - August 18, 2020) McMurry University received notification from the Department of Education that the University has been awarded a Student Support Services (SSS) Grant. The SSS program is one of eight Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) ...

McMurry University Board of Trustees Passes Resolution Eliminating Homecoming Activity

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 —   McMurry University announced today the unanimous approval of a Board of Trustees resolution eliminating Tipi Village as a homecoming activity. Recently, the University began to examine Tipi Village and how the ...

A Message of Solidarity Against Racism and Injustice

Wednesday, June 03, 2020 — June 1 was set aside for a national day of prayer to remember the 100,000 plus lives lost to COVID-19 in the United States. At the same time, all across the United States we grapple with the harsh reality that racism continues to threaten and ...

McMurry University Announces New Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 — McMurry University has named Matthew J. Draud, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and Dean of the faculty. In his role, he will serve as the advisor to the president in matters relating to curriculum and instruction, faculty selection ...

McMurry University Returns To Face-to-Face Classes

Thursday, April 30, 2020 — McMurry University in Abilene, TX, will begin a five-phase plan returning to face-to-face, limited classroom instruction for May and summer terms beginning May 11. University is finalizing a safety plan to implement social distancing in ...

McMurry University Announces Test-Optional for Fall of 2020 Admission

Friday, April 03, 2020 — To alleviate some of the challenges that incoming first-time students are facing, McMurry University is immediately moving to a Test-Optional Policy. The use of SAT and/or ACT test scores is now optional as a criterion for Fall 2020 acceptance ...

McMurry University Announces New VP of Enrollment Management

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 — Grant Greenwood has been named vice president for enrollment management at McMurry University. As head of enrollment management, he will oversee the admission and financial aid departments, as well as the Dyess Testing Center. He will assume his ...

Area High Schools Participate in McMurry University’s Media Competition

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — McMurry University presented three area high schools teams with prize money for participation in year two of the Johnson School of Business Media Competition. Taking the top prize home of $7,500 was a team from Wylie High School with two teams ...



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