Category: Interviews


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Headshot of Indiana Representative Elizabeth Rowray

    Spotlight On: Elizabeth Rowray

    Representative Elizabeth Rowray graduated from Ball State University in 1996 with a degree and English-Preprofessional, and minors in History, Philosophy, and Humanities. In the following interview, learn why Elizabeth says she owes her success to her alma mater, the need for a good internship, and how Cardinal Pride can span a household. How has Ball […]

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  • Craig Skinner profile photo

    Spotlight On: Craig Skinner

    Craig Skinner is a man of many titles in collegiate volleyball. His career spans from his time as a varsity team volleyball player for Ball State University to becoming University of Kentucky’s head coach in December 2004. He became the program’s all-time winner with a career record of 401-131. Before his tenure, the Wildcats hadn’t […]

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  • 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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  • 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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