Category: Foundation


  • January Foundation Board Profiles

    Get to know our board members! Each month, the Foundation will be featuring three of its esteemed board members for you to get to know a little bit better. Below are some fun facts as well as a peek into what each of these board members do in their professional careers. Mark Ervin (2001-2018) Mark […]

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  • 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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  • Ball State Welcomes New Members to Foundation Board

    Ball State University recently welcomed five new alumni to its Foundation Board of Directors. Charley Barth, Bob Kaspar, and Keith Robinson have each been elected to serve three-year terms, starting November 10, 2023. In June, Kelli Lawrence completed her service as an Alumni Council representative to the Foundation Board and was elected to continue service […]

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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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  • October Foundation Board Profiles

    Get to know our board members! Each month, the Foundation will be featuring three of its esteemed board members for you to get to know a little bit better. Below are some fun facts as well as a peek into what each of these board members do in their professional careers. Bob Browning (1993-2007)  Bob […]

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  • Alumni Award Winners 2023

    For more than 100 years, graduates of Ball State University have accomplished mark-making achievements that have left both the Ball State community and the world proud一bestselling novels, dedicated service, award-winning articles, memorable lectures and successful business ventures. A quick glance at the history of Ball State’s alumni and their success is enough to highlight the […]

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  • Josh Swank & His Inspired Innovation

    Josh Swank is presently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc. located in Peoria, IL. In addition, he is also the Founder and CEO of Virtual Halo, a personal protection app designed for the Apple Watch and iPhone. After patenting Virtual Halo in 2015, Josh has continued to develop his technology to […]

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