Registration number 20061027C
This certifies that the heraldic arms of Murray State University are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below
Wikipedia article "Murray State University"
The Shield is the official seal of the University. It is taken from the heraldic coat-of-arms of the family of William Murray, Earl of Mansfield and Lord Chief Justice of Great Britain in 1756. William Murray is an ancestor of the Murray family from whom the city and the University take their names. The shield is blue with a double gold border, and the three stars represent hope, endeavor, and achievement.