Author: Reka Brooks


  • The Profound Impact of Words with Brittany Means

    Brittany Means is the best-selling author of Hell If We Don’t Change Our Ways: A Memoir. Her book was a People Magazine pick for Best Books of Fall 2023. She has won several awards for her work including the Magdalena Award and the Grace Paley Fellowship. Brittany is also an editor and currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. […]

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  • A Dedication to Education – Natalie Vega O’Neil

    Natalie Vega O’Neil graduated from Ball State University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications. Natalie has had a very successful career working for nonprofits all over the nation including Save the Children, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the YWCA, and Thrive Washington. Currently, she serves as the President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Washington. She […]

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  • Using His Voice On & Off the Air with Samuel Sirmons

    Samuel Sirmons is currently an Executive Producer and Radio Personality for Radio One in the greater Atlanta area. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications in 2012. Throughout his career, he has mastered the craft of storytelling while using his voice to spread positive change and provide a comforting space for all those who […]

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  • Alumni Homecoming Guide

    Homecoming week is finally here! This year, Ball State will be hosting a variety of traditional and new events to celebrate. There are activities for everyone as these events span across campus and many different colleges. Below is a guide for alumni to get a glimpse into the different options they can participate in when […]

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  • Off to the Races with Torey Fox

    Torey Fox is currently the Director of Social Media Content at NASCAR. He oversees the day-to-day operations of platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and X as well as provides race day coverage of some of the largest racing events in the world. His beginnings at Ball State University allowed him to develop the skills and relationships necessary for such […]

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  • Cardinals Mentoring Cardinals

    Mentoring has existed as part of Ball State’s DNA for many years. From faculty-student research mentorships to the Honors College peer mentoring program of 30 years—mentoring opportunities abound. In response to the University’s Destination 2040 strategic plan, the Ball State Alumni Council committed to making alumni-to-alumni mentoring a key priority. Today, mentoring programs are being […]

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