Racer Proud Program

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Staff assists students during Summer O

During the June 1, 2017 summer orientation for incoming freshmen, the T-Room staff, Dining Services and Racer Card offices jumped into action to assist students who were being served lunch inside Winslow Dining Hall by making sandwiches, cooking french fries and providing fresh fruit to students - all with a smile. Teamwork was evident, and the actions of all involved truly represent "Racer Pride."

Brian Tucker receives Racer Proud pin

Brian Tucker from Murray State's Plumbing Shop, was recently awarded a Racer Proud pin for his work in Stewart Stadium. Brian and his team were instrumental in preventing significant water damage from a pipe that had burst during the rain event on June 16, 2016. The efforts of Brian and his co-workers for their diligence and work during this time of need are much appreciated!

Facilities Management project foreman receives Racer Proud pin

Murray State University’s Jennifer Smith, Enrollment Management Specialist and Racer Academy Coordinator recently awarded a Racer Proud Pin to Jamie Miller, Project Foreman for Facilities Management.

“This was my first opportunity to oversee a project from the office's point of view, and working with Jamie made my experience enjoyable, and I would gladly work with him again. Jamie has been instrumental in getting the work completed in a timely manner which helps our area run more efficiently,” said Smith.

“I felt somewhat surprised and honored at the token of appreciation. I presently work in the position of Project Foreman for Facilities Management. My primary goal with the various projects I'm involved with is to retain the student focus. I sincerely enjoy my work and do not expect any gratitude. So being recognized as this with the Racer Proud pin is pretty special to me personally,” said Miller.

Racer Proud lapel pins are awarded to any faculty or staff member who go above and beyond their assigned duties to help students succeed. For more information on the Racer Proud Program, please visit https://www.murraystate.edu/headermenu/administration/PresidentsOffice/racerproud.

Racer Proud pin awarded to Evan Ditty

Murray State University’s Don Robertson, Vice President of Student Affairs has awarded a Racer Proud pin to Evan Ditty, Coordinator of Greek Life & Student Leadership Programs.

“Evan is very hands on with our Greek students. He meets one on one with every [Greek] chapter president and gives individual attention (beyond eight hours a day) to students,” said Robertson.

Racer proud lapel pins are awarded to any faculty or staff member who is seen being student centered. Anyone who is seen going above and beyond for students should be awarded a pin as a recognition of their efforts.

Racer Proud pin awarded to Bobby Daniels

Murray State University’s Don Robertson, Vice President of Student Affairs has awarded a Racer Proud pin to Bobby Daniels, coordinator of housing maintenance.

“Bobby is very proactive with student room maintenance and repair needs. He meets with the students and explains how things will be fixed and does constant follow ups. He has a very caring attitude and philosophy,” said Robertson.

Racer Proud lapel pins are awarded to any faculty or staff member who is seen being student centered. Anyone who is seen going above and beyond for students should be awarded a pin as a recognition of their efforts.

Department of Transportation is Racer Proud

The Racer Proud series was kicked off in November with the first pin received by Jerry O’Bryan. O’Bryan is a worker at the Murray Department of Transportation and was called upon by President Davies to help a student who was having trouble getting to work.

The student’s car had a flat tire and she found herself without a jack on which to put a spare. When the Department of Transportation came to her rescue, she was very thankful for the assistance.

“I have been with Transportation for 20 years and we have always tried to help students, faculty and staff if in need outside of our daily responsibilities. So this situation is no different than the other 20 years. Murray State Transportation is proud to help those in need if we can! I’m very honored to have received the pin in recognition of Murray State transportation,” said O’Bryan.

O’Bryan is the first of several faculty and staff currently being recognized on campus with a Racer Proud lapel pin. They’ve been instructed to pass their pins on in efforts to further recognize others’ efforts to go above and beyond by helping students on Murray State University’s campus.