International Alumni & Friends
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WELCOME TO www.bsu.edu/internationaladvancement

With more than 2,000 Ball State alumni living in 128 countries, as well as more than 3,000 study abroad and international alumni and friends in the United States, our network is worldwide. This site, the Internationale newsletter, and alumni events around the world keep this network informed, strong, and active.

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Alumni News
Ball State alumna wins teaching award in Germany
Ball State elementary education major Shannon O’Dell ( BS ‘00) was recognized recently as the winner of a 2007 teacher of the year at a U.S. Department of Defense school in Germany. MORE...

BallState grads gather in Taipei
Twenty-one Ball State graduates, friends and family took part in a joyful gathering in Taiwan’s capital city December 15, 2007. MORE...

Malaysian alumni welcome BSU visitor
2007 was proclaimed “Visit Malaysia Year” around the world, and Ball State alumni proved to be outstanding hosts for the university’s first official visitor December 7-12. MORE...

Hong Kong-based alumni careers are fascinating
Art therapists and animation artists, consultants and drama teachers, corporate vice presidents and high tech firm representatives….these professions are all represented among Ball State university alumni living in Hong Kong in early 2008. MORE...

New Kumcu Endowment Grantee Arrives
An outstanding doctoral student at Istanbul University is the second to study at Ball State under support of funds given in honor of the late Professor Erdogan Kumcu, professor of marketing and management. MORE...

Friendship Family Continues Hosting with Son of Ball State Alumnus
When Badr Refae arrived in Muncie from Saudi Arabia in the early1970s, he made friends for life with Gloria and Graham Robinson of rural Farmland, Indiana. This friendship continues through the Robinson’s friendship family role with Badr’s son Loay, now enrolled at Ball State University. MORE...

From Ball State to bikini entrepreneur: a success story
The word “entrepreneurship” is as closely identified with Ball State and the Miller College of Business as any single noun. When it comes to embodying the word, few could rival 1998 MBA graduate Thales Panagides. MORE...

Alumnus travels 14,000 kilometers for Homecoming
Ball State alumnus Sompong Juisiri, MA 1963, was recognized recently for traveling the farthest to attend the 2007 Ball State University Homecoming celebrations, flying from Bangkok, Thailand to Indiana. MORE...

Shively Hall memories bind Bankok alumnae
Memories of sharing food cooked in a tiny Shively Hall kitchen were abundant when three Ball State alumnae had lunch together in Bangkok in May 2007. MORE...

Riyadh alumni welcome Limbird
Important steps were begun in April 2007 to consider formation of a Ball State University alumni group in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. MORE...

Saudi Arabia, traditional and modern
When you come to Saudi Arabia, let’s plan to have tea in the desert”, proposed 1992 Ph.D linguistics graduate Abdulla Al-Watban to International Advancement director Martin Limbird in 1996. The chance to accept that offer came during Limbird’s travels to the Middle East in April, 2007 to meet Ball State graduates. MORE...

BSU mentor helps Macedonian alumna’s career
Within two years of receiving her MBA from Ball State, Miranda Abazi ,’05 MBA, was appointed director of a key Macedonian business development agency. To what does she most attribute the reason for this rapid career path? Her MBA coursework and guidance from her mentor in the Miller College of Business's Bureau of Business Research, associate director Judy Lane. MORE...

Chinese alumni help Ball State recruit students
International services director Marty Bennett travels the world to recruit top students to come to Ball State University. His efforts are reflected in the substantial growth in international student enrollment, exceeding 500 students, in fall, 2006. MORE...

Kuwaiti alumnus returns to Muncie for visit
A distinguished Ball State alumnus and Kuwaiti business executive, Dr. Saad Al-Muhanna, renewed acquaintances at Ball State during campus visit in May 2007. MORE...

Indonesian alumnus visits campus
After an absence of nearly twenty years, Firdaus Djaelani made a special trip from San Francisco to Muncie recently to revisit Ball State University. MORE...

Uiduk University faculty prepare to come to Muncie
With the strong endorsement of President Jae Sook Han, the new exchange agreement between Uiduk University and Ball State University is poised to begin MORE...

Korean alumni strengthen ties with Ball State
Ball State University alumni and former visiting scholars in Daegu and Seoul extended a warm welcome in June 2007 to International Advancement director Dr. Martin Limbird. MORE...

Alumna named to Belize Supreme Court
The first female named to the Supreme Court of Belize is a graduate of Ball State University. MORE...

Top Middle East economics post to Ball State graduate
Dr. Nader Habibi has been appointed the first Henry J. Leir Chair in Economics of the Middle East at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts. Habibi is a 1980 graduate of Ball State University. MORE...

Ball State alumna honored at White House
Lauren (Rong Wu) Seeborg, a 1988 master’s degree graduate of Ball State University, was presented an Asian Pacific American Leadership Award at the White House in Washington D.C. on May 9, 2007. MORE...