Category: Alumni Spotlight


  • Caught In The Act

    Did you catch someone (including yourself) displaying the value of CCIM? Did they do an outstanding job? Did they brag on a student? Did they help someone? If so, let us know here so we can demonstrate that we value them! Want to share your story? Feel free to submit it using our story submission […]

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  • Ally Johnson at CBS.

    Alumni Spotlight: Ally Johnson

    Meet Ally Johnson, a Ball State alumna who majored in Telecommunications and minored in Creative Writing. This past Spring, she moved to LA and held two impactful internships. Ally interned at Women in Film, which produces a wide variety of programming to help elevate women and nonbinary people in the film industry. This includes Fellowships in […]

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Ruthie Grigoletti

    Meet Ruthie Grigoletti, a Ball State alumna and current graduate student who serves as the Account Strategist in the Division of Marketing and Communications at Ball State University. Ruthie facilitates Ball State’s branding, strategic alignment, and messaging while ensuring that its positioning is reflected in the creative execution of all marketing materials. She also partners […]

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Ekwerike

    Meet Rachel Ekwerike ’21, a recent Department of Media graduate. In this blog, Rachel shares how Ball State prepared her for the professional world and the exciting plans she has for the future. * * * Can you describe your journey prior to Ball State University? In late middle school, I got my first experience […]

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  • Dan Marino, David Letterman, Dean Paaige Turner, and President Mearns in RLL racing jerseys.

    Ball State University and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Announce Esports Partnership and New Scholarships

    Ball State University and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced a partnership that will provide unique and meaningful opportunities for students engaged in Ball State’s esports program. *** Among the key aspects of the partnership is the establishment of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Scholarship, which will provide a $5,000 scholarship to two members of […]

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  • Good News November

    Hello everyone and welcome to our monthly Good News outlet. This month sure has flown by! Alumni Rebecca Slezak ’21 recently started as the staff photojournalist for The Dallas Morning News. Bernie Kohn graduated from the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication, formally Department of Journalism in 1982. He is currently News Director at Bloomberg […]

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  • Good News October

    Hello everyone and welcome back to our “Good News” outlet. We’ve missed you.   CCIM Units CCIM women’s table raised over $2,000 at “Just Desserts” (Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser). On October 4th, we announced a series of key changes, including: The Department of Journalism is renamed the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication. Consistent […]

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  • Share Your Ball State TCOM Memories

    As Ball State TCOM prepares to change its name, we want you to share your TCOMemories with us.    * * * How? Record a favorite memory of your time spent in the TCOM department using your phone or camera. Name the file with your name, your concentration, and the year you graduated. Example: Paige […]

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  • “A Conversation with Tiara Thomas” – David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop

    Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas, a 2012 Ball State University graduate, returned to campus as part of the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series. In March, Ms. Thomas won her first Grammy award for co-writing the 2020 Song of the Year, “I Can’t Breathe,” in collaboration with singer-songwriter H.E.R. The following […]

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  • CCIM Launches Alumni Salon, We Fly Drones

    We Fly Drones As members of the College of Communication, Information, and Media community we are more than faculty, staff, students, and alumni. We are creators, innovators, and leaders in our fields. Therefore, we need a space for our community to connect and grow. CCIM Alumni Salon In the first event of its kind, CCIM […]

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