Kelly Hartman, ’89 MA ’91, confesses that Ball State chose her rather than her choosing Ball State. The University recognized her talents and awarded her a scholarship at its annual Journalism Day for being the best “in-depth” editor for high school newspapers across the state. From there, she said her college decision was an easy one.
With a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Ms. Hartman has worked in the public sector for more than 32 years, helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their best lives. Recently, Ms. Hartman, the president and CEO of Insights Consulting, Inc., returned to Ball State to teach ENT 244: Social Entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor.
For Ms. Hartman, her proudest moment as a faculty member is when a student comes to her and says she changed their life. And in regards to her own experience, she has nothing but praise for her alma mater.
“Ball State was instrumental in forming who I am today,” Ms. Hartman said. “I have enjoyed great success in life at so many levels, and at the foundation of that is my time at Ball State.”