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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 […]

How On-Campus Experiences Unlock Students’ Potential

Ro-Anne Royer Engle Ro-Anne Royer Engle, who played a crucial role in organizing Ball State’s response to COVID-19, is grateful for online options that helped the University continue operating during the pandemic’s most challenging months. The experience also laid bare an unshakable truth for Royer Engle , vice president of Student Affairs: “If there is one thing […]

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 […]

In Her Research Lab, Tayla T.C. Lee Teaches Skills With Lasting Impact

Tayla Lee Tayla T.C. Lee is determined to provide high-impact educational experiences that will change the lives of her students and the people they may help after graduation. The assistant professor of Psychological Science also identifies herself as a Hoosier intent on giving back to the people of her native state. As a first-generation college student who […]