Alumni Mentors Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose
Freshman Mac Vore happened upon the Ball State Foundation’s Instagram account as a senior in high school. It was on “One Ball State Day”—the University’s annual 24-hour online fundraising event.
Joel Whitesel, ’89 MA ’90, director of student success and retention, guides students through monthly networking and professional development exercises and events.
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.
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