The Ball State University Foundation recently announced the winners of the Top 100 Student Awards. This award recognizes 100 outstanding junior and senior undergraduates at Ball State University who represent Beneficence both in and out of the classroom, and we are thrilled to highlight those winners from Teachers College.

Educator’s Impact

TC Holiday Card

Hannah (sixth from the left) poses for the 2021 TC Holiday Card photo with fellow students from TC, as well as Burris and Indiana Academy students, the Executive Director of the Indiana Academy, the TC Leadership Team, and Charlie Cardinal.

Hannah Quirk is a senior from Muncie, studying Elementary Education and Special Education with an Educational Technology minor. Growing up, teachers have always shined a bright light in her life. As a future educator, she wants to be able to support all her students the way her teachers have.

Two of her TC professors, Associate Lecturer Amy Leitze, and Assistant Lecturer Janet Jenkins have made a big impact on her.

“I would love to thank Mrs. Amy Leitze and Mrs. Janet Jenkins for all their support throughout my education! I have learned so much from them during my time at Ball State. I would not be the teacher I am today without them!”  – Hannah Quirk


Campus Activities

Hannah Quirk Activities

BallVivor cast and crew celebrate the end of season 2 in December.

Outside of classes Hannah is a member of the Teachers College Dean’s Advisory Council and Teachers College Cardinal Corp. She is a crew member and previous cast member of BallVivor (based on the tv program Survivor, it is a student group/game show that provides a competitive environment where students can bond together through leadership and team building activities). In past semesters she has been involved with Ball State’s Orientation Program, Ball State’s Cardinal Corps, Education in Action, and she was a Resident Assistant in DeHority Complex.

Future Plans, Free Time, and Fur Family

Hannah and Bubbles Quirk

Hannah with her new cat Bubbles, adopted from the Muncie Animal Shelter.

After graduating this spring, Hannah plans on teaching in Delaware County while continuing her education with the goal of becoming an elementary school principal.

In her free time, Hannah enjoys reading in her hammock, cooking, and baking, and going to the gym with her friends. She also enjoys spending time with her newest family member, a cat named Bubbles, who she recently adopted from the Muncie Animal Shelter.

Congratulations Hannah!