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.

MaKiya Caldwell Dean's List


Originally from Matteson, Illinois, senior MaKiya Caldwell is an Elementary Education major with a concentration in Language Arts. A summer internship experience she had during the summer before her freshman year at Ball State made her realize she wanted to become an educator. During the internship, MaKiya worked with second grade students during summer school, and she really enjoyed it. What started off as just a job for the summer led her to change her major.


Outside of classes, MaKiya is involved with Royal Elite, a majorette dance team. She is also a part of the Soul Chapter of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and is a mentor in the Teachers College Peer Mentor Program.

MaKiya Caldwell


MaKiya is currently student teaching in a third-grade classroom in Anderson Community Schools and will be graduating in less than two weeks! After graduation, she is considering applying for and attending graduate school.


In her spare time, MaKiya enjoys going to amusement parks, skating, and watching television. A fun fact about her is that her favorite food is shrimp.

Congratulations MaKiya!