Category: Alumni


  • Abby Handlon brings Anthropology into the Classroom

                    Abby Handlon is a Class of 2020 Ball State Alum, with a Bachelor’s in Anthropology. She is now working as a K-4 Instructional Assistant, where she can apply her knowledge of Anthropology.       _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Where are you from and why did you choose to go […]

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  • Jennifer Noffze’s History as a Collections Manager

    Jennifer Noffze graduated from Ball State University in 2000, earning a BA through the College of Sciences and Humanities. In 2016, Jennifer completed her MA in museum studies at John Hopkins University. Her experience includes being the Collections Department Assistant (2001-2002), Registrar/Archivist (2002-2015), and Collections Manager (2016-Present), all through the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. _________________________________________________________ […]

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  • “Looking Beyond Myself”: The Rinard Legacy

    The Statement That Inspired It All For several decades, Dr. Joe Rinard and his late wife, Alice, ’54 MA ’63, have shown incredible philanthropic support to our university. Their generous acts of giving were inspired by a number of influences, including one of Joe’s Ball State professors, Dr. Robert H. Cooper. After class one afternoon, […]

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  • Student to Specialist: MacKenzie Cox describes experience as BSU Mathematics Education alumna

    The College of Sciences and Humanities boasts many successful alumni who are using their Ball State skills to contribute to professions within their field. We celebrate their successes and the preparation of a Ball State education in our Cardinal Directions series.   Meet MacKenzie Hi, I’m MacKenzie Cox and I graduated from Ball State University in May 2015. I was a Secondary Mathematics […]

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  • History Alum Becomes Program Specialist

    Surprised to hear this from a history major? You shouldn’t be.  I oversee a few different business management programs and there’s constant shifting between competing priorities. A lot of my week involves project planning and compliance, budget reviews, policy review and application, and supervision. Michelle Haas graduated in 2001 from Ball State University with a […]

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  • Social Studies Graduate to AP Teacher

    Alexandria “Lexi” Gribble teaches AP United States Government and Politics and AP Human Geography at Herron High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is also the sponsor of Model UN at Herron High School. Before joining the team at Herron, she taught middle school for two years in Marion, Indiana. She graduated from Ball State in […]

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    Modern Languages & Classics Good News: 2020

    It’s time to celebrate some good news from the Department of Modern Languages and Classics. Faculty Ellen Thorington has an article on the early fifteenth-century author Christine de Pizan coming out in Genèse(s) et filiation(s) chez Christine de Pizan, published in Paris through Garnier.  Students Drew Shaeffer has committed to Indiana University’s graduate program for […]

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