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Murrays Establish Scholarship for Blount Undergraduate Initiative Participants

Dr. and Mrs. Rhett B. Murray, of Huntsville, Ala., have given more than $20,000 to the College to establish the Dr. Rhett B. Murray Endowed Scholarship, which will be used to support students in the Blount Undergraduate Initiative.

Dr. Murray, a third-generation graduate of The University of Alabama, where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, summa cum laude in 1982, at the age of 19. Upon graduating first in his class from The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Dr. Murray served UAB’s Medical Center as an intern, resident neurological surgeon, and chief resident of neurosurgery. He entered private practice in 1992 and became a clinical assistant professor at The University of Alabama School of Medicine–Huntsville. Currently, he is the senior partner of The Spine and Neuro Center, a multidisciplinary practice with six neurosurgeons and three physiatrists. He has served on the College of Arts and Science Leadership Board for five years. Through the Crimson Tide Foundation, he has endowed the Pat Trammel Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is actively involved with and supports First Presbyterian Church, The Huntsville Museum of Art, Lincoln Village, and Randolph School. He also serves on the Board of Review for Pro Assurance and the Madison County Medical Board of Censors. He and his wife, Melanie Hammer Murray, a 1987 UA graduate, have four children: Blake (SMU 2015), Davis (USMA 2016), Robert, and Dollie.