Darla Mallory graduates from Murray State University


MURRAY, Ky. — Darla Mallory from Dresden, TN has graduated from Murray State University with a Master of
Arts in Postsecondary Education Administration and certificates in Higher Education Management and Student
Darla Mallory is the daughter of Claude and Donna Mallory.
During her time in graduate school, Darla served as an ambassador for the Southern Association for College
Student Affairs (SACSA). She worked as a Graduate Assistant in Career Services at Murray State and as a substitute
teacher in local area school districts. Darla completed a 150-hour internship with Murray State’s athletics
department (student support services unit), creating a comprehensive content guide and workshop series aimed at
helping 385 student-athletes enhance their study skills for college-level coursework. In her current position as a
Health Career Coordinator, Darla has traveled over 2,400 miles speaking to over 400 students in middle and high
schools about the importance of higher education & rural health. Darla currently serves on four (4) different
advisory boards for health science and CTE programs. She plans to continue advocating for access to healthcare
and equipping students with the tools and resources needed to be successful in their postsecondary and career
Murray State University hosted commencement ceremonies for fall 2023 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the CFSB
A total of 739 degree applicants from 25 states and 13 countries comprised the graduating class including doctoral,
specialist, master’s, baccalaureate and associate degrees.
Recognized nationally as one of America’s best college values, Murray State has been named by U.S. News & World
Report as one of the top universities in the country for 33 consecutive years. Murray State was also highlighted
within the past year as a best value for students seeking a college degree by Washington Monthly in its “Best Bang
for the Buck” rankings, as well as by Forbes, Money Magazine and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.
Admission for the 2024-25 academic year at Murray State University is open as future Racers can apply today at
admissions.murraystate.edu. Students interested in joining the Racer family can also learn more as well as
schedule a campus visit by calling the office of recruitment at 270-809-2896 or emailing
Since 1922, Murray State University has provided a collaborative, opportunity-rich living and learning community
that fosters personal growth and professional success through a high-quality college experience. Students receive
support from inspiring faculty and staff and will join a distinctive campus community — the Racer Family. With

nearly 10,000 students, Murray State prepares the next generation of leaders to join more than 80,000 successful
alumni who make a difference in their community, across the country and around the world. The University’s main
campus is located in Murray, Kentucky, and includes five regional campuses in Ft. Campbell, Henderson,
Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.
Learn more at murraystate.edu.


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