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 […]

Alumni Find Rewards Helping Students Up the Professional Ladder

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter nine rounds of interviews, 2017  finance grad Kyle Callahan didn’t land the internship he originally interviewed for at New York City’s Credit Suisse, a global investment banking and financial services company. But he got something even better, tailored just for him, and thanks in large part to alumna SoVonna Day-Goins. Day-Goins, a 1988 marketing graduate and […]

Alumna Twanda Young Achieves Rank of Brigadier General

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]lmost 30 years ago, an Army battalion commander told a young second lieutenant from Darlington, South Carolina, he would make sure she would never be promoted to first lieutenant because women had no place in the Army. Twanda (Williamson) Young, MA ’92, said that negative comment, so early in her career, only deepened her determination […]

History Graduate’s Digital Media Career Has Worldwide Outreach

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen asked where she sees herself in 10 years, Allison Tourville, ’07 MA ’11, responds that, with the speed at which digital media changes, that question is unknown. But thanks to her Ball State education, she feels equipped to carry herself confidently in any direction life takes her. With both a bachelor’s and master’s degree […]

In Memoriam | Spring/Summer 2018

Submit an “In Memoriam” entry 1930s Mary B. (Swynehardt) Thistlethwaite, ’38 MAE ’47, DeKalb, Illinois, November 30, 2017. Edith (Johnson) Guthrie, ’39, Muncie, February 6, 2018. 1940s  Lois L. (Campbell) Galliher, ’42, Fort Wayne, Indiana, March 21, 2018. Lela A. (Shroyer) Herr, ’42, Cambridge City, Indiana, November 6, 2017. Lavon A. (Anderson) Logsdon, ’43, Milroy, Indiana, March 23, 2018. Vida […]

Class Notes | Spring/Summer 2018

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 […]