Suellen Murray, the daughter of Janet and Dr. Jock Murray and MSVU alumnaSuellen Murray graduated from MSVU in 1986 with a Bachelor of Public Relations degree, having served during her studies as co-editor of The Picaro, the university’s student newspaper. She was inspired to attend Mount Saint Vincent University by her mother Janet (Pottie) Murray’s (BA Honors ’56) history and involvement with the university.

During her years at MSVU, Suellen was an early participant in the co-op program, enjoying work terms at Spar Aerospace and Burson Marsteller in Toronto. After graduating, she worked in public relations at Neptune Theatre before leaving to earn a law degree at Dalhousie University and being admitted to the Ontario Bar.

Sadly, Suellen died from glioblastoma in 2014. She is remembered as a logical thinker with a sharp mind and a quick wit who was deeply devoted to her husband and daughter, her family and friends. Her memory lives on at MSVU through the Suellen Murray Bursary in Science Communication established by her family and funded entirely by donations in her memory.

MSVU’s history is rich with the stories of countless people who’ve had an impact on the university and in the broader community. Over the course of 2023, we’ll feature stories about 150 MSVU students, faculty, staff and alum. Check back often to meet more amazing MSVU people!