Entries by Jonathan Neal


Michele Koken, ’02, Pursues a Customized Career by Design

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ichele (Boggs) Koken has made a career doing what she loves­­ – interior design. But she’s not only a designer, she’s an entrepreneur who is the founder and owner of Indianapolis-based MB Designs. This venture has kept her busy for the past 11 years designing residential and commercial spaces. Starting the business at age 27, […]

Educators’ First Book Wins Award

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]atricia Clark and Eva Zygmunt, PhD ’03, knew Schools Within the Context of Community (SCC) was a story that would resonate with other educators. SCC, begun in 2009, is an immersive, community-engaged teacher preparation program that places candidates in the community for a full semester of integrated coursework. In addition to classroom work, the teacher candidates work with community mentors to […]

Scott Wise Expands Business but Keeps Original Flavor

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s a secret, of sorts, to Scott Wise’s business success. Wise, ’95, founder of Scotty’s Brewhouse, started with a single site in the Village near Ball State and slowly over time, has added locations around Indiana. But what’s likely to happen next could surprise even Wise, who is the hardest worker and biggest believer in […]