I Knew I was a Cardinal when…

… I read about Ball State’s enduring values

Through service and volunteerism, Victoria Ruble has devoted herself to Ball State.

The senior from Garrett, Indiana, is pursuing a degree in entrepreneurial management and is on track to graduate in May 2020. But she’s done so much more than attend classes during her four years on campus.

From beginning to end, Ruble’s college career exemplifies the enduring values represented by Beneficence: excellence, innovation, courage, integrity, inclusiveness, social responsibility, and gratitude.

I’ve always been a busy person. But because Ball State has so many opportunities to get involved, I didn’t hesitate. The more that you put into your college experience, the more you get out of it.

Ruble has served as program coordinator for Student Voluntary Services, outreach chair for Ball State University Singers, president of the Philanthropy Education Council, committee member for One Ball State Day, and more.

In 2018, she earned the title of Miss Ball State.

Victoria Ruble speaks with another student

Victoria received a scholarship to come here, and she’s made it her mission to “spread awareness about the importance of giving back.”

Victoria Ruble Philanthropy Award

“When you hear stories from students who are single mothers or first-generation college students, it puts your giving into perspective,” Victoria said. “Even giving a small amount can change someone’s life.”

Victoria Ruble

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