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MSU announces 2023 Alumni Hall of Fame inductees 

The Morehead State University Alumni Association announced the 2023 Alumni Hall of Fame inductees. They will be honored at MSU's 2023 Homecoming celebration the weekend of Nov. 2-4, 2023.  

"We are honored to recognize these three outstanding MSU graduates," said Rick Hesterberg, vice president for University Advancement. "It's always exciting to see how our alumni have taken their MSU experience and turned it into a successful career." 

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2023 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

L-R, Dr. Frank Spaniol, Dr. Roger Cleveland, and Sean Shumate

2023 Alumni Hall of Fame  

Dr. Frank Spaniol (Class of 1984, 1986)  

Dr. Frank Spaniol is an award-winning professor and researcher in sport performance, strength and conditioning, visual skills training, and sport technology. Numerous journals have published his research, and he has presented his work globally. He is currently at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.  

Dr. Roger Cleveland (Class of 1986)  

Dr. Roger Cleveland is a transformational leader, groundbreaking educator, and researcher in equity, cultural humility and academic innovation. He has dedicated his life to supporting educators, public institutions, and schools to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). He is a professor of educational leadership at Eastern Kentucky University.  

Sean Shumate (Class of 1996)  

Sean Shumate is a para-athlete who represented Team USA at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens, Greece. He has competed internationally and refereed at the highest levels of the sport. Shumate is the first para-athlete in the U.S. to be certified by the International Fencing Federation (FIE) to referee internationally able-bodied events as a wheelchair user. He continues to promote para-fencing. 

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