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Release date:November 9

Wayland unveils endowed scholarship plaque from trustee

Officials at Wayland Baptist University recognized their board chairman and his wife during the trustee luncheon for contributions that created an endowed scholarship.

Mark and Linda Murdock of Lubbock were present for the unveiling of the plaque that will hang in the Hall of Honor in Wayland's McClung University Center, commemorating the creation of the Mark L III and Linda M. Murdock Endowed Scholarship.

Mr. Murdock has served as the chairman of Wayland's Board of Trustees from 1999-2001 and has been supportive of many of the university's endeavors. He is a 1963 graduate of Baylor University, holding a degree in religion. He retired in 1999 from Crossmark, Inc., a food brokerage business with which he spent 37 years, 16 of that as president. He has served the Wayland board since 1992 and is a deacon at Oakwood Baptist Church in Lubbock

Linda Moore Murdock holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Baylor University. The couple has two children, Karen McMillian and Kyle Murdock, and four granddaughters.

"Being the recipients of Christian education, we are committed to ensuring that future generations of students will have the opportunity to receive a quality education in a Christian atmosphere," the Murdocks said.

An endowed scholarship provides perpetual funding through investments with the Baptist Foundation of Texas. Once donations total $25,000, the money is invested and interest withdrawn annually to help fund student scholarships.