Young Alumnus Uses Math, Computer Skills to Help Keep Space Station Astronauts Safe

Like a superhero, NASA mathematician Adam Mullins has an origin story. And, like all good origin stories, Adam’s involves overcoming a time of intense suffering, followed by a period of reflection and then discovering his true identity. For Adam, ’18, the story begins in Celina, Ohio. In seventh grade, school came easily, and with little […]

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 […]

Class Notes | Fall/Winter 2018-19

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 […]

In Memoriam | Fall/Winter 2018-19

Submit an “In Memoriam” entry 1930s Avis L. Ritchey, ’39, Lafayette, Indiana, August 30. 1940s Olive Leskow, ’41, Crown Point, Indiana, September 9. Howard F. Plough, ’41, Connersville, Indiana, June 3. Jane B. (Davis) Skillen, ’42, Scottsburg, Indiana, April 10. Harriett J. (Eckel) Harper, ’43, Solvang, California, August 21. John H. Morgan, ’43, Peterborough, Ontario, June 23. Marjorie (Wright) Howell, […]

Nursing Alumna’s Mission: Better Care for People With Parkinson’s

Worldwide, people with Parkinson’s disease have Michael J. Fox advocating for them. Working closer to home and behind the scenes of the health care industry is Karen E. Springer. Karen, ’98 MSN ’02, is a nurse practitioner at Fort Wayne Neurological Center, where she has worked for 30 years. The School of Nursing graduate’s most recent project is […]

College Life Helped Guide Grad’s Path to Becoming State’s Top FBI Agent

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]peaking to an FBI agent can make even innocent people sweat. Ball State alumnus Grant Mendenhall will put you at ease. He will shake your hand and tell you the pleasure is his. He will crack self-deprecating jokes. He’ll ask you where you’re from, fishing for mutual friends. He will tell you how he fell […]

Miller College Alumnus Mo Bunnell Shares Business-Development Insights at Ball State and Around the World

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s part of the Centennial Celebration at Ball State, author, trainer and business executive Mo Bunnell, ’90, recently returned to the Miller College of Business as an Executive-in-Residence. He met with faculty and students, sharing knowledge acquired during his career. Bunnell is founder and CEO of Bunnell Idea Group and has taught business development skills to over 12,000 professionals […]