Entries by Nick Werner

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Graduate Lends Design Talents to Top Hollywood Films

Ball State graduate Marlie Eckelman Arnold, ’03 MS ’05, was part of the art direction team that helped turn the Marvel superhero movie “Black Panther” into a worldwide phenomenon. The film grossed more than $1.35 billion and was nominated for seven Academy Awards. Watching the awards ceremony in February from her home in Atlanta, Marlie […]

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From Intern to Executive: Business Grad Leads Cummins in 12 African Countries

Racheal Njoroge, MBA ’06, is in the diesel industry, but her career is on a rocket-fueled trajectory. Cummins named the Ball State alumna as managing director of its Southern Africa Operations in Fall 2018. Njoroge is responsible for the leadership, operations, and strategic direction for the Columbus, Ind.-based engine manufacturer in 12 countries. She joined […]

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Premier Ball Jar Collection Was Kindled by Kinship

Jeff Harper shared a key personality trait with his great-grandfather. Ambition. Harper’s great-grandfather was Frank C. Ball, one of the five Ball brothers whose legacy is being celebrated during Ball State University’s Centennial. Jeff, too, was a successful businessman, having owned an industrial ceramic inspection and testing company. While Jeff had a Ph.D. in pharmacology, he […]