Donor Spotlights

Carl Childers

Educating Deserving Students

A desire to help rural students, a love of McMurry University and a deep respect for his heritage led Carl Childers ’76 to establish an endowed scholarship that will benefit students and honor his family name. Read more.

Dian Graves Owen Foundation

Improving the Student Experience

Due to the generous support of the Dian Graves Owen Foundation, McMurry University has partnered with the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education for their Foundations of Excellence Program beginning this academic year. Read more.

Jeremie Border

Educating Future Students

As a student at McMurry University, Jeremie Border’s (’06) engaging personality and rugged determination helped him succeed both in the classroom and in his many extracurricular activities. Read more.

Alicia Lohberger

Educating Future Generations

Alicia Lohberger ’06 fell in love with education while she was a student at McMurry University. As a young alumna, she regularly donates to the University in which she credits much of her professional success. Read more.

J. Robert Miller

Motivating Students

During his more than 40 years as a member of the art faculty, Professor J. Robert Miller touched the lives of hundreds of McMurry students. Read more.


Educating About Philanthropy

The McMurry Student Foundation (MSF) is among nearly 100 educational institutions worldwide to participate in National Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day each year. Read more.

Barbara Whorton-Farley

Big Opportunities

That exciting moment when Barbara Whorton-Farley '73 realized she would get to enroll in her dream school—McMurry—is still vivid. She wanted badly to attend McMurry and play in the band under legendary “Prof” Raymond Bynum. Read more.

Luke Ragsdale

Big Memories

“I just feel like they gave me so much. I want to give back.”

Those words almost jump out of Luke Ragsdale’s ('02) mouth as soon as the conversation turns to McMurry and the professors he studied under. A 2002 graduate with a political science degree, Ragsdale now practices law in Roswell. Read more.

David Shoup ’91

Big Legacy

George Shoup, Jr. loved his home state of New Mexico and he loved McMurry University.

So, when he died in 2012, the Shoup Family didn’t have to think twice about how to honor his legacy. They established the Shoup Memorial Scholarship fund at McMurry. Read more.

Barbara Seidel Swagerty

Big Vision

Barbara Seidel Swagerty ('56 & '58) recalls her McMurry days with fondness, and she credits her alma mater with shaping her life’s journey and preparing her for future service. The way she sees it, “turnabout is fair play.” McMurry gave her purpose and in return she is giving back in huge ways. “I owe my McMurry family big dollars for loving and caring for me all these years,” she said. Read more.