Category: Student Spotlight


  • Three CICS graduate students standing together outside of the AfroTech Conference.

    Student Spotlight: Samuel Alabede, Gaffy Raji, and Olalekan Fagbo attend AfroTech Conference

    Last semester, three CCIM students attended the AfroTech Conference in Austin, Texas. Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) graduate students Samuel Alabede, Gaffy Raji, and Olalekan Fagbo said the opportunity was a great way to immerse themselves in their CICS interests.  The annual conference brings together Black engineers and tech innovators from across the […]

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  • Adonnika "Donnie" West

    Student Spotlight: Adonnika West  

    Meet Adonnika West, a passionate Ball State senior majoring in interpersonal communication in the Department of Communication Studies. She is also double minoring in sociology and women and gender studies. Throughout her time at Ball State, she has been involved both in and out of the classroom with immersive learning projects and organizations like the […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Jayci Wimmer

    Jayci Wimmer is a senior computer technology major with a minor in business administration for computer technology. She is from Peru, Indiana, and found her passion after taking advantage of the technology centered classes that were offered at her school. At Ball State, she found a mentor in Dr. Chris Davison, a professor in the […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Ja’Nai Williams

    Meet Ja’Nai Williams ’24, a Communication Studies major with a focus on interpersonal communication and a minor in Spanish. In this blog, Ja’Nai shares how Ball State helped her rediscover her passion for learning, ultimately finding her calling. All while building lifelong connections in and outside of campus! *** Can you describe your journey prior […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Ainsley Hall

    Meet Ainsley Hall ’24 an Advertising major with a minor in Linguistics and Global Communication. In this blog, Ainsley shares her love for advertising, her experience rebranding two company campaigns, and more! * * * Can you describe your journey before Ball State University? I graduated from Northwestern High School in Kokomo, IN, then chose to attend […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Trent Mckenzie

    Meet Trent McKenzie ’22, a senior majoring in Communication Studies & Political Science. In this blog, Trent shares his passion for communications and how he knew CCIM was right for him. Trent also shares his absolute love he has for Ball State University. *** Can you describe your journey before Ball State University? I went to […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Hannah McIlree

    Meet Hannah Mcllree ’22, a senior majoring in Journalism and Media (News) with a minor in Sports Studies. In this blog, Hannah shares how her passion for journalism led her to achieve her dreams and overcome obstacles.  * * * Can you describe your journey prior to Ball State University? In high school, I wasn’t […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Imani Butts

    Meet Imani Butts ’23, a rising senior majoring in Journalism and Media. In this blog, Imani shares her passion for news journalism, how she’s grown over the years, and the absolute love she has for Ball State University. * * * Can you describe your journey prior to Ball State University? I really was stuck […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Jaylyn Graham

    Meet Jaylyn Graham ’22, a graduate student majoring in Information and Communication Science & Emerging Media and Design. In this blog, Jaylyn shares how his passions have created a multitude of opportunities for his future, how they’ve driven his success, and have ultimately led him to be the person he is today.   * * * […]

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