1960s Gary Wasson, ’68, Fort Wayne, IN, was honored in August 2020 with Indiana’s Circle of Corydon Award, which recognizes Hoosiers for remarkable contributions to the betterment of Indiana and its people. Wasson served as executive director of the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission, director of operations for the Grand Wayne Center, Park Board commissioner, and […]
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Submit a Class Notes entry Editor’s Note: The following class notes reflect news about Ball State alumni that was received and processed prior to the start of 2020. 1940s A 100th birthday celebration was held at the Student Center in October for Martha (Shelley) Ervin, AM ’43, who resides in Muncie. President Geoffrey S. Mearns attended as did Martha’s Lucina […]
Submit a Class Notes entry 1950s John C. Board, ’58, Helena, Montana, editor of A Special Relationship: Our Teachers and How We Learned, has been an educator in and out of classrooms for more than 60 years. In 2001, he began volunteering at Helena’s Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, putting his masters of library science degree to work […]
Submit a Class Notes entry 1950s Leigh Morris, ’58, La Porte, Indiana, is interim president and CEO of Visiting Nurse Association of Northwest Indiana. Leigh, former chairman of Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, teaches in the Graduate School at Valparaiso University. He was president of La Porte Regional Hospital for 21 years and mayor of La Porte from 2004 to […]
Submit a Class Notes entry 1960s Laurie Lindberg, ’69 MA ’79 PhD ’84, Muncie, retired after completing 21 years of service at Ball State, most recently asa faculty member in the Honors College. A recipient of the Vander Hill Award for Distinguished Teaching in Honors Education, she directed numerous senior Honors College theses and creative projects, directed the University’s London […]
Submit a Class Notes entry 1960s Shirley Willard, MA ’66, Rochester, Indiana, received the Indiana Historical Society’s 2017 Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the field of history. She helped establish the Fulton County Historical Society in 1963. She served as its first secretary, then its president from 1971-2001. She spearheaded the building of a new museum […]