Shirley Martin

Board of Trustees


Shirley Cochran Martin has been a member of the FFE board since 2005. She has worked with the Mini-Grant committee and currently is chair of the Tuition Assistance Committee. Presenting students with a wide variety of educational opportunities is a primary focus for her.

Shirley graduated from Murray High School in 1966. Her daughter, Janie Martin Hale (1992), her son, Cory (1979) and granddaughter, Hastings Hale (2019) are also MHS graduates. Each of them was a part of the Murray Tiger Band. Shirley frequently volunteered during her children’s and granddaughter’s days in the school system.

After teaching at Murray Head Start for one year, Shirley worked for Murray State in the Career Services Office and was a photographer for the MSU News Bureau.


  • B.S. Murray State University, 1971