Category: Features


  • Spotlight On: William “Bill” Baker

    William “Bill” Baker recently won the Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes the expanding achievements or leadership of alumni, whether professional or civic. This mid-career award honors alumni whose ongoing achievements have brought distinction to themselves as well as recognition to Ball State University. Bill, ’95, graduated from Ball State with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture […]

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  • Statue of Beneficence against a bright blue, sunny sky

    Day of Beneficence

    The 2022 Day of Beneficence will be held on Saturday, June 11. The goal is to have at least 2,000 alumni and current and future Cardinals participate in some service opportunity on that day. Cardinals are caring and share generously of their Time, Talents, and Treasures. Through volunteering two to four hours at an organization […]

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  • Ball State License Plate

    License Plates = Millions Awarded in Scholarships

    Since 1983, the Ball State University Alumni Association has awarded 1,581 students with nearly $3 million in scholarship funding as part of the Legacy Scholarship. For the academic year 2021-2022, 90 $2,500 scholarships were awarded. Applications for the Legacy Scholarship are currently being accepted until February 4. The Alumni Council Scholarship Committee meets in March […]

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  • Tom Pingel

    Spotlight On: Thomas Pingel

    Thomas Pingel graduated from Ball State University in 1984 with a bachelor’s in Business Education. In the following interview, he displays his pride in his alma mater and discusses how volleyball changed his life. What experiences or critical lessons from your time at Ball State proved helpful in getting where you are now? There were […]

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  • Michael Arthur

    Spotlight On: Michael Arthur

    Michael Arthur graduated from Ball State University in 2004 with a degree in Meteorology. In the following interview, he discusses how keeping an open mind led him to discover his passions and a rewarding career through his time at Ball State. What experiences or critical lessons from your time at Ball State proved helpful in […]

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  • Jane Tuttle

    Spotlight On: Jane Tuttle

    Jane Tuttle graduated from Ball State University in 1977 with a bachelor’s in Social Studies Education and minors in Business Administration and Political Science. In this interview, she shares the highlights from her Ball State experience and how the University launched her passion for education into a successful career. What experiences or critical lessons from […]

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  • Steven Grant

    Spotlight On: Steven Grant

    Steven Grant graduated from Ball State University in 1978 with a degree in Architecture. Since then, he has led a rich life as an architect, an Imagineer at Disney, and now the program director of Florida University’s Themed Environments Integration program. In the following interview, learn about his life and how it was propelled by […]

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  • Joel Spieth

    Spotlight On: Joel Spieth

    Joel Spieth is the general manager for IBM’s burgeoning cloud for industry, which seeks to establish a billion-dollar cloud industry focusing on finance, government, health, and telecommunications. IBM is the first vertical cloud built for industry-level projects that exceed other commercial systems’ capabilities and appeal to regulated workloads. With only seven percent of the current […]

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  • Members of the 2021-22 Philanthropy Education Council pose outside the Alumni Center

    Announcing 2021-2022 Philanthropy Education Council Members

    Acquaint yourself with this year’s student philanthropy leaders The Philanthropy Education Council (PEC) is a student-run organization with a mission to inform fellow students on 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. Council members act as ambassadors […]

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