Author: Reka Brooks


  • Challenges as Opportunities with Tory Flynn

    Time at Ball State University   Tory Flynn is the Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of Corporate Affairs for Hillenbrand, a global industrial company headquartered in Batesville, Indiana with a presence in over 40 countries. Hillenbrand helps businesses across the world engineer, design, market, and manufacture a wide variety of products that impact how people live, […]

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  • Living out Beneficence with Richard Poppa

    Since getting his first mentee last year, Richard (Dick) Poppa, ‘74, has proudly mentored two Ball State undergraduate students through the SOAR program on top of serving on the Executive Advisory Board for the Miller College of Business for many years. The SOAR (Success, Opportunity, Acumen, and Readiness) program also calls the Miller College of […]

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  • Live from Ball State: Gerrad Hall

    “When I came into college, I had a very specific plan about what my life was going to be and what my career would look like. However, I quickly learned that I needed to let life happen and see where it would take me.” – Gerrad Hall  Undergraduate Experience Gerrad Hall came to Ball State […]

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  • Turning Passion into Reality with Noel Harmon

    Finding Her Passion Noel Harmon currently serves as the President and Executive Director of Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholars (APIA). However, her journey to finding this role is made up of a variety of positions in post-secondary education, student affairs, and teaching. It was through these different roles that she was able to explore […]

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  • Announcing 2022-2023 Philanthropy Education Council Members

    Introducing this year’s student philanthropy leaders! The Philanthropy Education Council (PEC) is a student-run organization with a mission to inform fellow students about the impact and importance of giving time, talent, and financial resources to Ball State. Student philanthropy impacts current and future students by ensuring their success. According to Connor Dailey, current president of […]

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  • Honoring the Past to Inspire the Future

    Since 1983, more than 1,500 Ball State students have received financial awards through the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship. In total, this program has given out more than $2.8 million in financial support. The Legacy Scholarship program is a result of Ball State license plate sales in Indiana, allowing alumni and friends to represent their Cardinal […]

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  • Anthony Lazzara – Turning Dreams into Reality

    Business Beginnings  Anthony Lazzara graduated from Ball State University in 2013 with a degree in entrepreneurship. That program challenged him to turn his small business dream into a concrete plan that later became reality. His budding dream has come to fruition as Anthony’s Chophouse and 3UP Rooftop Lounge, a very successful restaurant and lounge in […]

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