International Alumni & Friends
Hong Kong-based alumni careers are fascinating

Ball State graduates Ken and Tina Kramer enjoy Hong Kong's exciting city life.
Ball State graduates Ken and Tina Kramer enjoy Hong Kong's exciting city life.

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.

Art therapist Julia Byrne (BS '85) is an independent practitioner of her profession serving clients of all ages. Having resided in Hong Kong during her youth, Byrne is completely at home in the vibrant urban environment. Fellow former BSU art student Monica Jun Kun Lee, an ISEP exchangee born in Hong Kong, has just begun her dream career working in an animation studio. She appreciated the guidance of Professor David Johnson while in Muncie.

 1981 MBA grad Chong Ng recently began a second career as managing director of Vantage HK Holdings Limited, providing coaching, advice and consulting. Chong has been invited to interact with Miller College of Business students to share his wisdom.

Fluent Mandarin-speaking French-born MBA graduate Jean-Philippe Gry (class of 1985) and his high fashion entrepreneur wife, Linda, live an exciting life with young son Aristide in the hills above the Happy Valley racetrack. Jean-Philippe's firm produces industrial fiberglass textiles for markets all over the world.

Two BSU couples live equally exciting lives, one based in the New Territories, the other at the Hong Kong International School.  Early 1990s grads Ken and Tina Kramer recently moved to their N.T. home when Ken joined Early Light Industrial Co. Ltd. as the firm's vice president for research and development. This fascinating couple apparently delights in the challenges and opportunities of life in cosmopolitan Hong Kong, where their children attend a Japanese international school near their home.  Teachers Doug and Sasha Baker have spent most of their careers as teachers in Hong Kong, where Doug's theatre students recently put on Moliere's "The Miser", and Sasha's physical education students are challenged daily by the myriad staircases of the school's hillside campus.

Two ex-ISEP students, Veronica Ka Pik Leung and Jennie Yu Wa Lau, are completing their undergraduate studies in Hong Kong. They both greatly valued their Finance 367 practicum course and extend their appreciation to Professor Athavale.

Former ISEP students Jennie Lau (L) and Veronica Leung (R) show their Ball State pride in downtown Hong Kong
Former ISEP students Jennie Lau (L) and Veronica Leung (R) show their Ball State pride in downtown Hong Kong
Art therapist Julia Byrne shows exhibits her certificate ofappreciation from Vice President Ben Hancock
Art therapist Julia Byrne shows exhibits her certificate ofappreciation from Vice President Ben Hancock
Hong Kong International School drama teacher Doug Baker
Hong Kong International School drama teacher Doug Baker shows the view from his school's campus.
Consulting firm founder Chong NG (r) enjoys meeting International Advancement director Martin Limbird in Hong Kong
Consulting firm founder Chong NG (r) enjoys meeting International Advancement director Martin Limbird in Hong Kong