Alumni Mentors Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose
For so many graduates, Ball State played such a memorable role in their lives that they want to maintain and strengthen the valuable connections they made at the University.
One graduate’s 45-year engagement demonstrates the various ways to connect through-out one’s life.
Bestowed with an honorary Doctor of Laws in December, Dick Emens continues to
honor his father’s Ball State legacy through the Emens Leadership Scholarship program.
When Jillian Hacker, ’18, started last July as outreach services coordinator at Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Indianapolis, little did she know her first day would hold a huge surprise.
Before he passed in late June, Dr. Charles Payne shared his journey to start the University’s first multicultural education program.
Stephon Jones, ’85, has mentored eight Ball State students, a high school and a middle school student from his local YMCA in Indianapolis, and actively engages with 20 young business executives from various parts of the United States.
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