Michiana Alumni Chapter


The goal of the Michiana Area Ball State University Alumni Association is to promote through cooperation with the Alumni Association of Ball State University the advancement of interests of Ball State University, closer fellowship among alumni, to aid in the recruitment of outstanding students for Ball State, and generally to achieve a better informed alumni and to increase the stature of Ball State University in the Michiana area.

Board of Governors

  • Vince Von Der Vellen, ’87, President and Alumni Council Representative
  • Samantha L. Adamczewski, ’10, Vice President and Alumni Council Representative
  • Julie Stroh, Associate Vice President of Alumni Programs / President, Ball State University Alumni Association
  • Kristine L. Ambrosen, '94
  • Nicole Cantzler, '99
  • Jennifer D. Crist, '90
  • Scott D. Franko, ’98
  • Gail L. Jaskowiak, '77
  • Stephanie S. Markley, '90
  • Philip E. Panzica, '77 BAR '77
  • Amy K. Richardson, '96
  • Stanley W. Rupnow, '63
  • Steven C. Schafer, '77
  • Jane E. Simons, '89
  • Wesley D. Steffen, '00
  • Kimberly A. Stout, '82
  • Kimberly A. Strowig, '00
  • Larry H. Struble, '62
  • Mia S. Trimboli, '09 
  • Ronald E. Wiseman, '91
  • Robert C. Woods, '65 EdD '90

Alumni Association Contact
Carol Kosisko, '88, Director of Regional Engagement

Annual Activities

  • Bus Shopping Trips to Chicago (Fall/Winter)
  • Golf & Dinner Outing (June)
  • Casino Night (April/May)
  • 4-H Fair Outings (Summer)
  • Pre-Game Outings
  • Watch Parties
  • Wine & Beer Tasting (Fall) 


Michiana alumni and friends spent a day with Charlie Cardinal at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, July 24. Alumni fair-goers also took the opportunity to see the Beach Boys that evening.


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