Archive 2021

In Memoriam of Trailblazing Alumna Sarah Ragle Weddington ‘64

Monday, December 27, 2021 — (Abilene, Texas – December 27, 2021) McMurry University is saddened to learn of the passing of distinguished alumna Sarah Ragle Weddington ’64 on December 26, 2021. Weddington attended McMurry graduating with a Bachelor of ...

McMurry University Celebrates First-Generation Students on November 8, 2021

Monday, November 08, 2021 — (Abilene, Texas – November 4, 2021)  McMurry University will honor its first-generation students, faculty, staff, and alumni on Monday, November 8, in recognition of the National First-Generation College Celebration. McMurry ...

McMurry University Announces Cancelation of $1.2 Million in Student Debt

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 — (Abilene, Texas – October 27, 2021) McMurry University (McMurry) announced today that the institution will forgive up to $1.215 million of unpaid student account balances. The relief is available using funds awarded as part of the ...

McMurry University Shares 2021 Fall Convocation

Friday, October 15, 2021 — (Abilene, TX – October 15, 2021) McMurry University celebrated fall Convocation on Thursday, September 23, in Radford Auditorium kicking off another year under the Centennial theme of Innovate. Guests included first-year ...

In Memoriam of The Honorable Jorge A. Solis ’73 who led esteemed career as judge and lawyer in Texas

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 — (Abilene, Texas – October 12, 2021) The Honorable Jorge A. Solis, a McMurry University trustee and distinguished McMurry University alumnus, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021. As a member of the McMurry University Board of Trustees ...

McMurry University Honoring 10 Distinguished Alumni During 2021 Homecoming Festivities

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 — (Abilene, Texas – October 12, 2021) A business leader, science educator, artist, religious leader, teacher, retired administrator, athletic director, retired district judge, community leader and philanthropist will all be recognized for ...

McMurry University Homecoming 2021 Set for October 14-16 It’s A Celebration!

Thursday, October 07, 2021 — (Abilene, TX – October 7, 2021) McMurry University will host alumni and friends back on campus for Homecoming 2021 October 14-16. After a virtual Homecoming in 2020, the University is excited to welcome everyone back to campus. ...

McMurry University Holds Fall Convocation September 23, 2021

Friday, September 17, 2021 — (Abilene, TX – September 17, 2021) McMurry University will celebrate its 98th year with Fall Convocation on Thursday, September 23 in Radford Auditorium. Marching one year ...

McMurry University Climbs into U.S. News Rankings of Top 5 Best Value Schools

Monday, September 13, 2021 — (Abilene, Texas – Sept. 13, 2021) McMurry University is proud to be recognized for the 26th consecutive year as a top-ranked institution by U.S. News and World Report Best College Guide. McMurry University ranked 11th in the first tier ...

McMurry University Announces Alumna Katelyn Coll Scott as New Director of Alumni Relations

Tuesday, September 07, 2021 — September 7, 2021, Abilene, Texas – Katelyn Coll Scott has been named as McMurry University’s new Director of Alumni Relations. As Director of Alumni Relations, she will work to strengthen relationships between McMurry ...

McMurry University Announces Enrollment Increase That Rival Pre-Pandemic Numbers

Thursday, September 02, 2021 — (Abilene, TX – September 2, 2021) McMurry University is announcing an increase in total student enrollment for the Fall 2021 semester. Reporting a total of 1,155 enrolled students, the University welcomed its largest freshmen class in ...

McMurry University Honors the Passing of Legendary McMurry Alumnus and Coach Spud Aldridge

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 —   July 27, 2021 , Abilene, Texas – McMurry University is remembering the legacy of Jessie W. “Spud” Aldridge, Jr., as we learned of his passing on Monday, July 26, 2021. Coach Aldridge led the McMurry ...

McMurry University Announces the 2021 Alumni Award Recipients

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 — June 22, 2021 , Abilene, Texas – McMurry University is pleased to announce the 2021 Alumni Award Recipients. Presented annually, the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Young Alumni Achievement Award and the Outstanding Alumni Awards are ...

McMurry University Announces Alumnus Michael V. Hutchison as New Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 — (Abilene, TX – June 16, 2021) Michael V. Hutchison will become McMurry University's new vice president for institutional advancement on July 6, 2021. As head of advancement, he will serve as the chief development officer for the ...

McMurry University Celebrates World Password Day By Announcing New Online Cybersecurity Degree

Thursday, May 06, 2021 — May 6, 2021, Abilene, Texas – Thursday, May 6, is World Password Day. How strong are your passwords? According to cyber experts probably not very good. Cyber experts regularly reinforce the importance of strong, ...

McMurry University Announces In Person Commencement Schedule Honors Charlie and Betty Hukill With Honorary Degree

Wednesday, May 05, 2021 — May 5, 2020, Abilene, Texas – McMurry University is pleased to announce a two-part, in-person commencement schedule for the graduating class of 2021. The commencement weekend begins Friday, May 7 and concludes on Saturday, May 8, ...

McMurry University Announces the 2021 Dr. Sandra S. Harper Women’s Leadership Scholarship Receipents

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 — April 14, 2020, Abilene, Texas – McMurry University is pleased to announce Kelleigh Brooks and Whitnee Erwin as the receipetns for the Dr. Sandra S. Harper Women’s Leadership Scholarship. This year marks the eighth year that ...

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