Alumni In Memoriam (Spring 2021)

As a Teacher and Alumnus, Ben Yoder Encourages Potential

Ben Yoder ’07 As a Music Education major at Ball State, Ben Yoder, ’07, remembers when his professors outlined an approach to teaching that spoke directly to his future. The idea: create independent musicians—ones able to learn on their own. Yoder shifted his focus to how to go about cultivating self-reliant musicians—a focus he now applies as […]

Ball State Grad’s Software Company Builds on Muncie’s Bright Future

Adam Unger, ’02 Adam Unger, ’02, president of Muncie-based Accutech Systems, sits at the helm of a rapidly growing company. In recent years, he’s heard some well-meaning advice: “If you want that growth to continue, you need to move the company to the Indianapolis area.” His response speaks volumes. Accutech , a leading software company for […]

Ball State Grad and Donor Mike Ray Supports Students’ Bright Futures

Mike Ray ’83 Mike Ray, ’83, will never forget the investment his father made in him not long after he graduated from high school. He sees it as the foundation of his fulfillment in the business world and his enduring commitment to philanthropy. A member of the Ball State Foundation Board of Directors since 2016, Ray also recalls […]

Executive Education Programs Benefit Lifelong Learners

New Alumni Leader Shares Why Staying Involved Is So Important

Mike Earley, ’78 Mike Earley, ’78, brings a lifetime of leadership experience to his new role as chair of the Ball State Alumni Council. The Council serves as the governing body of the Alumni Association and as a representative voice of the University’s 201,000 alumni. Looking back at his Ball State experience, Earley says his involvement in organizations and leadership positions […]