Meet the Staff

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Shawn Smee
Director 
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
ssmee@murraystate.edu
270.809.2853
about Shawn

Hometown: Jackson, MO

Degree(s) Earned:
Murray State University – ’98, Bachelors in Advertising
’01 Masters in Organizational Communication and Leadership
’17 Masters in Nonprofit Leadership Studies

My favorite thing about Murray State:
The culture of the campus community and the people that work here.

My favorite place on campus:
Wow, if I only could choose one, I would choose the Quad. I love just walking around that side of campus.

My favorite thing to do off-campus:
Attend an athletic event or stop in at one of the many local eateries!

Advice for future Racers:
Come visit campus so you can get a glimpse of all the great things taking place on campus. From the new facilities to outstanding academic programs to a vibrant student life--there is something here for you. I would love to take some time and introduce you to the "finest place we know"

 
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Kendrick Quisenberry
Senior Associate Director
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
kquisenberry2@murraystate.edu
502.345.6443
about Kendrick

Hometown:
Louisville, KY

Degree(s) Earned:
Murray State University – ’09, Bachelors in Electronic Media
Murray State University – ’11, Masters in College Student Personnel

My favorite thing about Murray State:
The family atmosphere that’s found on campus. That and the ice cream in the dining hall!

My favorite place on campus:
The Wellness Center. It’s a great place to meet other students while getting into shape.

My favorite thing to do off-campus:
Play the amazing golf courses in the area.

Advice for future Racers:
Be active and get involved. There are so many chances to try new things and meet new people. Take advantage of them!

 
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Beth Acreman
Associate Director
New Student Programs
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
msu.newstudentprograms@murraystate.edu
270.809.3316
about Beth

Hometown:
Yateley, England

Degree(s) Earned:
Barton College, NC – ’00, Bachelors in Physical Education K-12 Teaching
Middle Tennessee State University, TN – ’02, Masters in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Safety
Murray State University Anticipated – ’20, Ed.D. in P-20 and Community Leadership

My favorite thing about Murray State:
Family atmosphere

My favorite place on campus:
Murray State Arboretum at Pullen Farm

My favorite thing to do off-campus:
Watching my son and his teammates play soccer at Bee Creek Soccer Fields

Advice for future Racers:
Understand that everyone is here to help you....just reach out!

 
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Jennifer Young
Assistant Director 
Indianapolis Indiana & Eastern Kentucky
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
jyoung1@murraystate.edu
270.809.3036
about Jennifer

Hometown:
Onton, KY

Degree(s) Earned:
Murray State University – ’87, Bachelors in Journalism

My favorite thing about Murray State:
How friendly and helpful everyone is – feels like HOME!

My favorite place on campus:
CFSB Center – Racer Basketball

My favorite thing to do off-campus:
Walk the Arboretum with my puppy dogs

Advice for future Racers:
Don’t go home every weekend! Learn good time management skills.

 
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Camille Brewer
Admission Counselor
Missouri Bootheel and Arkansas
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
cbrewer7@murraystate.edu
about Camille

Hometown:
Charleston, MO

Degree(s) Earned:
Murray State University - ’21, Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education

My favorite thing about Murray State:
Faculty and staff want to help each student succeed!

My favorite place on campus:
The Quad

My favorite thing to do off-campus:
I love going to the lake with my family and friends.

Advice for future Racers:
Get involved and make connections on campus.

 
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Kevin Munsey
Admission Counselor
Western Kentucky
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
kmunsey1@murraystate.edu
about Kevin

Hometown:
Owensboro, KY

Degree(s) Earned:
Murray State University- '99, Bachelor's in Marketing

My favorite thing about Murray State:
It truly is a home away from home.

My favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus: The CFSB Center for the great sports atmosphere and the Quad because our campus is so beautiful.

My favorite thing to do off-campus:
Enjoy Miller Memorial Golf Course or some of the great local eateries.

Advice for future Racers:
Get out there and get involved. You will get so much out of Murray State and make memories that last a lifetime.

 
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Omotola Omotinugbon
Admission Counselor
Tennessee, Alabama, & Mississippi
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
oomotinugbon@murraystate.edu
about Omotola

Hometown:
Jeffersonville, IN

Degree(s) Earned:
Murray State University – ’20, Bachelors in Business Administration

My favorite thing about Murray State:
The basketball games.

My favorite place on campus:
The Quad

My favorite thing to do off-campus:
Shop at Walmart

Advice for future Racers:
Get involved and meet new people.

 
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Mindy Wagner
Admission Counselor
Illinois
102 Curris Center
Murray KY  42071
mwagner1@murraystate.edu
270.809.3860
about Mindy

Hometown: Vincennes, IN

Degree(s) Earned:
Murray State University – ’93, Bachelors in Family & Consumer Sciences

My favorite thing about Murray State:
CFSB – this is where the community and the university come together to support the Racers!

My favorite place on campus:
The Curris Center

My favorite thing to do off-campus:
Walk “The Loop” with family or friends

Advice for future Racers:
Take in every moment! Get involved because the experience is where you will have fun and make your memories.

 
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Trey Book
Admission Counselor
Indiana & Central Kentucky
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
jbook@murraystate.edu
270.809.5203
about Trey

Hometown:
Henderson, IN

Degree(s) Earned:
Murray State University - ’20, Bachelors of Science in Marketing

My favorite thing about Murray State:
Homecoming.

My favorite place on campus:
Curris Center

My favorite thing to do off-campus:
Go to Don Sol or Mister B's with friends.

Advice for future Racers:
Get involved and find your people!

 
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Adrian Benton
Communications Specialist
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
Send an email
270.809.3006
about Adrian

Hometown: Savannah, TN

Degree(s) Earned: Murray State University – ’04, Bachelor in Criminal Justice,
Murray State University – ’12, Masters in Organizational Communication and Leaderships
Murray State University – ’18, Masters in, Human Development and Leadership

My favorite thing about Murray State: The feeling of home that is established here by the faculty, staff and the students.

My favorite place on campus: Pogue Library

My favorite thing to do off-campus: Watch movies at Cheri Theatre or hang out with my friends and get Dairy Queen when it’s open.

Advice for future Racers: Come into college with an open mind, ready for new adventures and ready to do things outside of your comfort zone.

 
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Angela Richerson
Campus Visit Coordinator
102 Curris Center
Murray KY  42071
Send an email
270.809.3002 
about Angela

Hometown:
Murray, KY

Degree(s) Earned:
Murray State University – ’88, Bachelors in Business/Fashion Merchandising

My favorite thing about Murray State:
The friendly students, faculty and staff. The campus is beautiful, also!

My favorite place on campus:
The soccer field and the Curris Center

My favorite thing to do off-campus:
Go to the lake to fish, boat, and kayak and spend time with family and friends. I also love eating at our locally-owned restaurants!

Advice for future Racers: Get involved, and participate in everything "Racer Life" has to offer you.

 
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Leigh Knight
Accounts Specialist
102 Curris Center
Murray KY  42071
lknight@murraystate.edu
270.809.5200
about Leigh

Hometown:
Murray, KY

My favorite thing about Murray State:
Welcoming atmosphere

My favorite place on campus:
Pogue Library

My favorite thing to do off-campus:
Boating in LBL

Advice for future Racers:
Make the most of your time here!

 
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Brandi Jackson Stiff
Legacy Liaison
102 Curris Center
Murray KY 42071
bstiff@murraystate.edu
270.809.3495
about Brandy

Hometown:
Sedalia, KY

Degree(s) Earned:
Murray State University – ’95, Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Criminal Justice

My favorite thing about Murray State:
It has to be the community. I’ve lived all over the world, Iceland, Hawaii and Washington D.C. I left Murray in 1995 and came back because of the people.

My favorite place on campus:
It has to be the quad. There are so many memories. I love to walk through now for my own memories and to watch others making their own.

My favorite thing to do off-campus:
Athletic events, local eateries and lake life top the list. I’m never bored!

Advice for future Racers:
Take advantage of every moment. Those four years blow by in the blink of an eye.