The Ball State University Graphic Arts Management Advisory Board is a well-respected, engaged, wide-ranging representation of the printing industry, including Ball State Alumni and members of the business community with an interest in our students and the program.

Our mission is to provide counsel to improve program excellence through the following initiatives:

  • Advocate for the program
  • Advise on curriculum
  • Offer guidance on student recruitment and retention
  • Build partnerships to expand and improve student internships and employment

2020 – 2021 Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members:

  • Helena Abbing – GSD&M, Chair of Advisory Board
  • Christine Alexander – RR Donnelley
  • Michael Barry – Domino North America
  • Miryam Bevelle – Ball State University, Student
  • Nick Copenhaver – Ball State University, Student
  • Ed Cowgill – Muncie Novelty
  • Keith Craig – Harding Poorman
  • Brent Eckhard – Great Lakes Graphics Association
  • Nathan Fletcher – InGate Solutions
  • Jeff Gomez – Starlight Runner Entertainment
  • Jessica Harrell – Anderson Vreeland
  • James Hillman – Mossberg & Company, Inc.
  • Ken Johnson –Printing Services
  • Taylor Kolo – SDI Innovations
  • Bettylyn Krafft – Phoenix Challenge 
  • Ryan LeFebvre – Specialty Print Communications
  • Donna Merchant – Diversity Press
  • David Niles – Sappi Paper
  • Dawn Nye – Konica Minolta (retired)
  • Nathan Sechrest - InGate Solutions
  • Bud Zuch – Graphic Packaging International