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Darla Mallory graduates from Murray State University

Dresden’s Darla Mallory has earned her Master’s degree from Murray State University.

Darla Mallory of Dresden has graduated from Murray State University with a Master of Arts in Postsecondary Education Administration and certificates in Higher Education Management and Student Affairs.

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 more than 2,400 miles speaking to over 400 students in middle and high schools about the importance of higher education and rural health. Darla currently serves on four 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 endeavors. 

Murray State University hosted commencement ceremonies for fall 2023 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the CFSB Center. 

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. 

Admission for the 2024-25 academic year at Murray State University is open as future Racers can apply today at 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

The University’s main campus is located in Murray, Ky., and includes five regional campuses in Ft. Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah. 

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  1. Donna Winstead on December 4, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    Congratulations! I know your family is so proud!

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