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. Next up is Cole Miller.


Elementary Education – Concentration: Science Education

Projected Graduation Date:

December 2023


Middlebury, IN

What made you choose Ball State?

I chose Ball State because it felt like home. The moment I stepped on campus for a visit, everyone greeted me with a smile. Also, Ball State is a nationally ranked program for Elementary Education. I knew I would be set up for success from day one.

Are you involved with any campus organizations?

Cardinal Teacher Corp.

Peer Mentoring

Teachers College Dean’s Student Advisory Council

MICC Immersive Program

What made you want to become an educator/teacher?

My parents are my biggest inspiration, and both were educators. I have always wanted to be a role model for all students. I want to foster success in all my students, and I know that education is a way that I can do that.

Do you have any plans for what you would like to do after you graduate?

I would like to return home to Middlebury Community Schools and be an elementary teacher.

Do you have any hobbies? If so, what?

I love to play tennis, run, and spend time with family and friends.

Fun fact about yourself:

I have a twin brother and I own racehorses with my family.

Is there anything else you would like to add? Any fun projects you are working on? Favorite class/professor? Etc.

My professors at Ball State have set me up for success both inside and outside of the classroom. I would not be where I am today without my family, friends, teachers, and professors.

Congratulations Cole!

Congratulations to all of the Teachers College Top 100 Students:

*Abbey Armstrong

Isabella Barounes

*Kathryn Burbrink

Jada Cooper

Nicole Diaz-Castillo

*Madison Groves

Stacia Hazlett

Mikayla Kirkling

*Lauren Langness

*Alexa Leisure

Kendra Loos

*Leah Meersman

Cole Miller

Sarah Owens

Erin Rossiter

*Isabella Watts

*Aubrey Wilson

*=Top 50