michele musson
Michele Musson graduated from Ball State University’s Miller College of Business in 2006, and earned her master’s degree from the University in 2007. She is currently a Marketing Director at Eli Lilly and Company. Here are Three Things To Know about Michele:

1. Ball State’s “perfect mix of big and small” led Michele to the University: “Ball State is big enough to be representative of a diverse experiences, thinking, and individuals, but small enough to feel like you are in a tight-knit community. It’s the best of both worlds, and I was all-in from my first visit. I was fortunate to be a recipient of a student scholarship that solidified my decision to attend. The Emens Leadership Scholarship I received was instrumental to helping me achieve my goals, allowing me the time to participate in active leadership roles in campus organizations. My Ball State education set a strong foundation in my undergraduate and graduate years to develop my skills and build my knowledge to eventually become a marketing professional. The experience-based learning, engaging classroom discussions, and dynamic faculty helped me grow into the leader I am today. I have many lifelong friends from my time at Ball State and it always brings me much joy to hear about other Cardinals’ successes.”

2. Michele says she’s “living proof that investing in students helps to develop the future leaders in our communities:” “May it be the amazing cohort of Ball State alumni teachers who teach our children, the architects that develop our communities, the nurses that partner in the betterment of our health, and so many more — they all play a critical role. I’m passionate about giving back to a place that propelled the start of my career and encouraged me to learn and grow in an effort to make the world around me a better place.”

3. Michele’s advice for future students to help them have a fulfilling career and meaningful lives? “Find your passion, set clear goals, and do everything you can to develop yourself to enable your personal growth. Go to extra lectures, read new and diverse articles, engage with alumni and faculty. In short: never stop learning. Surround yourself with people who will celebrate your successes and will support you in your struggles. Work every day to be the best version of yourself and lead by example always.”