We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our engaged network of alumni and friends. These influential leaders and business partners support deserving students and advance our mission to offer leading curriculum, engage in pioneering research, and advance our community through real-world learning that matters. Every year, we look forward to recognizing the commitment and generosity of alumni and friends during the annual Miller College of Business Alumni Awards program.

Nineteenth Annual Miller College Alumni Awards

Mark your calendar! The Nineteenth Annual Miller College Alumni Awards will be held at noon on Friday, April 5, 2024, in the Alumni Center. 

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2024 MILLER COLLEGE ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

  • Jennifer J. Budreau, ’84, FORUM Credit Union

DISTINGUISHED PARTNER AWARD

  • James Champy, Analog Devices, Inc.

AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

  • Kirby A. Cuniffe, ’92, Aegis Worldwide
  • Michele P. Dow, '81, Eli Lilly
  • Danny M. Spindler, '14, Given and Spindler Companies

AWARDS OF ACHIEVEMENT

  • Gretchen A. Coffman, '88, James Hardie Building Products
  • Zach F. Hartley, '13, UTA
  • Sara M. Maddox, '11, DMJPS PLLC

     

Nominate Someone

Nominate college alumni and business partners for an award online or download a nomination form and mail it in. Nominations are accepted year-round and held in consideration for three years. Nominations submitted by December 1 will be considered for the spring awards.

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Awards

Hall of Fame

Since 1974, we have inducted Ball State graduates into our prestigious Hall of Fame group, whose members hold a position of distinction in business, government, or academe. Nominees must demonstrate exceptional success in their field, engage in civic leadership, and support the university. Nominees must also be active members of Ball State's alumni association, which requires an annual contribution to Ball State through the Foundation. See the list of inductees.

Award of Distinction

The Award of Distinction recognizes Miller College of Business alumni who hold positions of distinction and demonstrate outstanding success in their field. Nominees, who must be active members of Ball State’s alumni association, must also show loyalty to, support of, and leadership on behalf of Miller College and be a recognized civic leader. Nominees must also be active members of Ball State's alumni association, which requires an annual contribution to Ball State through the Foundation.

Alumni Award of Achievement

The award recognizes the achievements of Miller College alumni in positions of responsibility, demonstrating success in their careers and support of Miller College and Ball State. Nominees must be active members of Ball State’s alumni association, which requires an annual contribution to Ball State through the Foundation.

Distinguished Partner Award 

This award, selected by the Bryan Dean of the Miller College, allows the Miller College to recognize an organization or individual that made a significant impact on the Miller College. These organizations and/or individuals provide meaningful learning opportunities for our students through applied projects, internships, or full-time employment. These award winners personify partnerships for the students, faculty, and staff and serve as visible champions of Miller College and Ball State University.