President Mearns

Comprehensive campaigns: understanding the history, and the need to answer the call


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Supporting Students

Student support is embedded in all the programs, initiatives, and over-arching goals of the Our Call to Beneficence campaign
Dr. Laura Cain
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First-Generation Alumni Know What Support Means

Ball State alumni who were the first in their family to earn a college degree share why they feel compelled to give back
Dan and Sabrina Starck pose for a photo wearing their Cardinal red. Despite not attending Ball State themselves, the Starcks have had all four of their children graduate from the University: Cameron, ’15 (bachelor’s degree in Accounting); Cailey Starck Witmer, ’15 (bachelor’s degree in Special Education); Courtney, ’19 (bachelor’s degree in Biology); and Cathryn, ’22 (bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology).
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Cardinals In Spirit

How a California couple with no previous ties to Ball State ended up falling in love with the University after sending all four of their children to the Muncie campus