Relationship Builder

As a mentor, Tony Smith,’68, shares his rich life experiences with the Ball State community.

Alumnus David Northern Strives for Innovative Housing Solutions

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]avid A. Northern Sr. is often introduced as “the first.” He is the first African-American to become chief executive officer of Lake County (Illinois) Housing Authority (LCHA), one of the leading housing authorities in the nation, serving Chicago’s northern suburbs. And he is the first African-American elected to the Board of Education of Community Consolidated […]

Accounting Degrees Add Up for Alumni Couple

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile the financial world has been on a roller coaster since 1980, Barb Zipperian, ’80, and Ken Zipperian, ’79, have weathered the ride with Ball State accounting degrees that helped each become an influential business leader in two states. They’ve also balanced jobs and a relationship, which began when freshman Barb Dunn’s car broke down near […]

Legacy Campaign Builds on Work of Beloved Professor

Paul W. Parkison built the accounting department, and it will now be named in his honor as a result of a fundraising campaign.

On Alternative Spring Break, Students Trade Leisure for Life Lessons

Student volunteers traveled to a challenged St. Louis enclave, stepped into the realities of its residents and took away a new perspective.

Indy 500 Driver’s Son Tears It Up in Class, on the Track

Ball State junior Michael Goodyear, son of two-time Indy 500 driver Scott Goodyear, is preparing for a future in business and racing in equal measure.