Preparing Pathways

Pathways helps students from marginalized backgrounds flourish in graduate school and beyond.

Opera Student From Trinidad Is Hitting All the Notes

Opera singer Maegan Pollonais has battled the same tired stereotype since she left Trinidad in 2008. Some Americans misunderstand Caribbean music and underestimate the rich cultural experiences of Caribbean people. The success of a 1956 song by Jamaican-American crooner Harry Belafonte is partly to blame. “People think you’re from the Caribbean and all you sing […]

As Reading Mentors and Role Models, Students Connect With At-Risk Youths

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince 2016, Ball State professors and students have helped at-risk youths improve reading skills, with the hope for success beyond the classroom. The knowledge the faculty mentors, Ruth Jefferson , ’73 MAE ’78 EdD ’81, and Janay Sander , PhD, are gleaning might help other communities. Through an immersive learning experience, Ball State students work with residents of the […]

Going Above and Beyond Expectations

New alumnus Alex Bourdeau’s dedication to his on-campus research job earned him national distinction as Student Employee of the Year.