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.

Sixteenth Annual Miller College Alumni Awards

Congratulations to our 2020 Award Recipients who are being recognized in a small ceremony with close colleagues and family this year. This year, award recipients will be named upon receiving their award.


  • To be named


  • Henry O. Hall, '93, Skytech Products Group
  • Shelley Meador, '93, Allegion


  • Michael T. Butler, '05, MBA '11, First Merchants
  • Jeffrey Payne, ’11, Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company


  • Marie Virgilio, Weidner Apartment Homes 

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 April 1 will be considered for the fall awards.

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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. 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. 

Award of Achievement

The award recognizes achievements of Miller College alumni in positions of responsibility, demonstrating success in their career 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 partnership for the students, faculty and staff and serve as visible champions of the Miller College and Ball State University.