Megan (Maye) McCurdy has been named Southern Arkansas University’s Director of Alumni Relations in an announcement by SAU President Dr. Trey Berry and SAU Alumni Association Board of Directors Chair Bobby Thompson.

According to a press release, McCurdy brings the perfect combination of leadership, vision, and passion to the director’s position. She has served as the Assistant Director of Development since 2015, giving her a firm foundation for her new role in Alumni Relations.  Through her previous work in the Division of Advancement, she has been hands-on in coordinating external communications to alumni and friends, planning special events and strategic planning. McCurdy, SAU alumna, earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance in 2014 and Master of Business Administration degree in 2017. She also served as the University mascot, The Mulerider, for three years and was involved in numerous marketing and recruiting initiatives for SAU, including “Mulerider on the Road.”


Her professional activities include Leadership Magnolia, Magnolia Advertising and Promotion Commission, Emerging Leaders Council in the Rankin College of Business, Business Advisory Board for the SAU Enactus Team and Columbia County Fair Association Board of Directors.

McCurdy shared, “It is such an exciting time to be a Mulerider. I look forward to being more involved with our current students, visiting with Mulerider alumni both near and far, enhancing alumni experiences on campus, taking SAU on the road through upcoming alumni events and working with the Alumni Association Board to roll out our brand new all-inclusive alumni membership structure.”

Alumni and friends are welcome to contact McCurdy at (870) 235-4079 or, and are encouraged to stop by the newly renovated Alumni Center to meet her during a visit to campus.

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