Contributing Staff


  • Rick Hesterberg (Class of 1980), senior assistant vice president strategic communications branding

 Communications and Marketing 

  • Blake Hannon (Class of 2017), publications writer
  • Jordan Hardin, graphic designer
  • Toni Hobbs (Class of 2002, 09), director of creative and branding services
  • Tim Holbrook (Class of 1994, 01), chief photographer
  • Ingrid McKinney (Class of 1980), customer relations specialist
  • David Moore (Class of 2009), graphic designer
  • April Hobbs Nutter (Class of 1997, 05), web and digital marketing director
  • David Patrick (Class of 1992), videographer
  • Rianna Robinson (Class of 2005, 21), content specialist

Alumni Relations and Development 

  • Mindy Clark Highley (Class of 1991, 93), assistant vice president for alumni relations and development  
  • Allison Caudill (Class of 2005, 09), assistant director of alumni relations and development 
  • Jessi Scruggs Ferguson (Class of 2011, 12), alumni and digital engagement manager
  • Kenna Allen Gauche (Class of 2008, 09), alumni relations and development events coordinator 
  • Matthew Nutter (Class of 2018), advancement records specialist 
  • Leslee Toy (Class of 1990, 03), customer service assistant
  • Alicia Parker Webb (Class of 2001), senior philanthropy officer 

University Advancement 

  • Sharon Fraley (Class of 1999, 12), director of finance 
  • Madonna Hanshaw (Class of 1997), accountant 
  • Sherry Surmont (Class of 2018), advancement research and data integrity manager 

MSU Athletics 

  • Matt Schabert, athletic media relations director 

About this Publication 

STATEMENT is published twice a year by Morehead State University online. STATEMENT is distributed to alumni, faculty, staff, benefactors, parents and other friends of Morehead State University. Articles may be reprinted without permission. We appreciate notification of reprint use. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the official policies of Morehead State University. Inquiries should be addressed to: STATEMENT, Division of University Advancement – Office of Communications and Marketing, 200 Earle Clements Lane, Alumni Tower East, Morehead, KY, 40351, or

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