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Murphy McGary

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Communications Specialist
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Student Information:
Graduate Student
W. P. Carey MBA
W.P. Carey School of Business

Biography

Murphy McGary began her career in marketing with a four-year stint in the fast-paced, deadline-driven marketing department for the University of Arizona. Since then she’s worked in non-profits and start-up businesses, becoming a full fledge Sun Devil in 2015 when she took on the role of Communication Specialist for ASU’s School of International Letters and Culture (SILC). SILC has proven a great fit for McGary who has studied and traveled abroad and loves interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. 

As a marketer, McGary knows how to develop compelling collateral, populate social media with relevant messaging, and efficiently repackage information for use in a variety of outlets. Her strengths are in strategic planning and visual communication – reaching the picture-driven, tech savvy college crowd with strong images that can convey a larger story. By marrying words with telling images, she’s helping build the SILC brand.

She takes a hands-on approach to her involvement with SILC, serving as adviser to SILC’s Attachés Club that promotes cultural sensitivity with community, outreach and social events. Her approach to work is also goal-oriented and collegial though she’ll be the first to tell you she’d rather be a team’s shot of espresso than of everyone’s cup of tea.

McGary has a bachelor’s in Public Health with a minor in visual fine arts. She’s currently enrolled in ASU’s MBA program with an expected completion in 2018. 

Education

McGary has a bachelor’s in Public Health with a minor in visual fine arts from the University of Arizona. She’s currently enrolled in ASU’s MBA program with an expected completion in 2018. 

Research Interests

McGary's work on her MBA and background in Public Health provide the underpinning for her research work. She is currently focusing on consumer behaviors, specifically the drivers for studying a second language as it relates to the advancement of the School of International Letters and Cultures.