Author: Jack W. Williams

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    Alumna Bethany Singer is Math Ready

    Kindergarten teacher Bethany Singer says the education she received from Ball State gave her a foundation to teach math to students of all ages. Her master of arts in foundational mathematics teaching in the community college helped her shift her career in the direction she wanted. “The classes were filled with teaching techniques that I […]

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    Tyler Wilson Sees Company’s Big Picture

    An undergraduate who once had dreams of doing stem cell research, Tyler Wilson now sees himself as a business entrepreneur thanks to an online bachelor’s in business administration. “I wanted to find an accredited business program that was online and offered a high quality educational experience. Ball State met all of those criteria.” Becoming a […]

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    MBA Proves You’re Driven, Motivated, Goal Oriented

    Master’s of business administration (MBA) alum Matt Califar helps manage multiple power plants and oversees cash compliance, investor relations, treasury issues, and funding decisions. “With all the rankings and recognition the program is now getting, it proves that Ball State’s MBA was a good choice for me.” GRADUATE SCHOOL WITH A FULL-TIME JOB Matt Califar […]

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    Nursing Faculty Have Her Respect

    Marcie Baird pursued Ball State’s doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) because she knew the professors were masters of the online classroom and fully supportive of students working in the online format. “I have great respect for the faculty.” FACULTY MADE ONLINE CLASSROOMS A DRAW Marcie Baird credits great teaching with drawing her to Ball State’s […]

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    Back to School

    Going back to school for her master’s in executive development and public service led Kristen Bitzegaio to the Back to School Teachers Store as the nonprofit’s new executive director. “I believe that you shouldn’t invest your time in something that won’t excite you every day.” MASTER’S DEGREE LEADS FROM PASSION TO PROFESSION Determined to find […]

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    ‘Perfect Program’ for Studying Behavior

    Carly Shappard wanted a credential that would prepare her to counsel families concerning their child’s development issues. Her career goals led her to Ball State’s online master’s in applied behavior analysis. I enjoy watching the progress of the clients when they start doing things independently. A MEANINGFUL CAREER CHANGE As a preschool teacher, Carly Shappard […]

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    Teaching Excellence is Rewarded

    Ball State graduate Teresa Gross, who earned her master of arts in education (MAE) in elementary education, says her recent teaching awarded from President Obama is testament to her mentors and “the amazing students who fuel my passion every day.” “Receiving this award provides validation of my dedication and commitment to providing quality, authentic science […]

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    Re-thinking Physical Education

    Junior high teacher Andrea McMurtry put her focus on everyday wellness and lifelong fitness and won a National Association of Sports and Physical Education teaching award in the process. Ball State’s online master’s in coaching education helped her achieve her goals. “I love teaching because it gives me the opportunity to share my passion for […]

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