Category: Features


  • 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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  • A group of students and mentors stand talking together inside the Whitinger Business Building

    Cardinals Connect and SOAR

    SOAR and Cardinals Connect join forces to provide an exceptional experience for Miller College of Business students The Miller College of Business’ SOAR (Success, Opportunity, Acumen, and Readiness) program provides each enrolled undergraduate student with an invaluable launching point in their careers. SOAR consists of a one-semester course during each undergraduates’ first three years of […]

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    Prospective Student Referral

    Do you know a prospective student looking to find their fit at a university? Alumni are the university’s best ambassadors and student recruitment is a way in which all alumni can play a role. Refer that student to become a Cardinal and engage with us to learn more about our incredible University! Our Cardinal Referral […]

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  • The 2021 Homecoming Steering Committee stands in front of the Beneficence statue

    Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow

    Ball State University is one of only a handful of institutions nationwide that has students plan all of its Homecoming activities. The relationship and trust in the leadership of the student-composed Homecoming Steering Committee transform Ball State into a place where alumni can indeed return home each year. With the experience gained while serving on […]

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  • Beneficence stands in the fall evening sunlight

    When You Give, It Just Keeps Going

    The 2008 recession hit Kirsten Westerman’s family hard. Her father lost his job as a tool-and-die maker, and her mother, a real-estate agent, struggled to sell homes when the housing bubble burst. Kirsten’s dreams of attending a school of music to study flute performance were uncertain at best. “There was no money coming in at […]

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    New Alumni Council Members and Leaders

    Meet the new members of the Alumni Council! Kelly Doucet, ’10, At-Large Kelly is the Regional Community Partnerships Specialist for Meijer, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She currently lives in Indianapolis and is a member of the Black Alumni Constituent Society as well as the Indianapolis Alumni Chapter. Kelly has extensive experience leading and supporting […]

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