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


Junior Hannah McKellar is an Elementary Education/Special Education dual major from Spiceland, Indiana. She credits great educators she had growing up with her decision to become an educator herself:

“School has always been a consistent and positive environment in my life, because of many of the great teachers that I had growing up. I want to be that stable and positive environment for my students.”

Hannah McKellar Color GuardFellowship Project

One of her favorite experiences at Ball State has been participating in an Honors College Fellowship project with Dr. Carla Earhart, professor in the Department of Property Management. They have worked together on the project Housing Education for Children, for four semesters. The project has been approved for two more semesters to further professional development for elementary school teachers.


Hannah stays busy outside of classes with Kappa Delta Pi, an international honors society in education, and as a member of the color guard in the Pride of Mid-America Marching band. She also enjoys painting, hiking, and reading.


She is expecting to graduate in May 2023. With over a year left to go at Ball State, right now she thinks she would like to teach in either a resource room, or an elementary general education classroom.

Congratulations Hannah!