Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray Receives President's Medal from Becker College

Published on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013


Media coverage: Worcester Business Journal, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Worcester Magazine

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray was honored in a ceremony Wednesday, May 29, 2013, for his accomplishments in six years in statewide office, and as a lifelong champion of the Central Massachusetts economy, at the Worcester campus of Becker College.

Murray received the President’s Medal from Becker College President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., who established the honor in 2013 to recognize those whose contributions have had a far-reaching and positive influence on Becker College, in our communities, across the nation, or around the world.

Murray, who is leaving office to take the position of chief executive of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, was recognized for his numerous achievements for the benefit of Central Massachusetts and the Commonwealth, including the establishment of the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI), a state-sponsored organization housed at Becker College and dedicated to economic growth and the creation of jobs in the fast-moving video game industry.

“MassDiGI, Becker College, and the community at large have been blessed by the tireless advocacy of Lt. Gov. Murray, who has brought real change and growth to both our community and the Commonwealth as a whole,” said President Johnson. “A Worcester native, Lt. Gov. Murray has never forgotten his roots and never failed to serve as a champion of the growth and progressive change that benefits all of the citizens of Massachusetts.”

At the ceremony, Murray also helped to officially kick off the second annual MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program with students pursuing careers in digital and video game development, and recognized the role this dynamic young organization is playing in bringing new jobs and energy to the state’s technology community.

“I am proud to have partnered with President Johnson and the Becker College community to advance opportunities for students pursuing careers in the state’s growing digital and video game industry,” said Lt. Gov. Murray.  “Video games are a growing industry, and MassDiGI is dedicated to helping students improve their talent and help Massachusetts stay competitive in the increasingly global marketplace of the 21st Century.”