The College of Applied Sciences and Technology prepares students in six professional areas. Programs are administered through the Departments of Family and Consumer Sciences, Military Science, the School of Nursing, the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science, Technology, and the Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in each area except for the Department of Military Science, which offers a minor in military science, and the Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology, which offers minors in gerontology and workplace wellness. Programs in the college emphasize the application of knowledge. Teacher education students in the college are required to earn a 2.5 grade-point average in each teaching major.
Distinguished Alumni Award College of Applied Science and Technology Recipients
The Distinguished Alumni Award, the alumni association's highest recognition, was established in 1959 to provide recognition to alumni who have demonstrated loyalty to Ball State University and its alumni association, and who have made significant contributions to their profession, community, or society. Each of the recipients recognized in Fall of 2012 have a background in one of the many departments within the College of Applied Sciences and Technology.
Angela Ahrendts 1981 - Bachelor's in Fashion Merchandising - Alumni
After graduating from Ball State in 1981, Ahrendts immediately boarded a plane for New York City. For the past six years, Ahrendts has served as the chief executive office of Burberry, the 156-year-old British luxury brand and one of the 100 largest companies in the United Kingdom. Together with the company's creative director, Christopher Bailey, Ahrendts is the co-founder of the Burberry Foundation. She was included on the Forbes magazine list of the business world's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Ken Briner 1969 - Bachelor's in Industrial Technology - Alumni
After graduating from Ball State in 1969, Ken joined Muncie Power Products in 1971 and retired in 2012 as senior vice president of operations. Briner and his wife, Peggy, provided the lead gift for the Briner Sports Complex, which was dedicated earlier this year. The naming of the complex is another recognition of the longtime supporters of Cardinal athletics, who are also members of the Cardinal Varsity Club's Hall of Fame. Briner serves as a director on the Ball State University Foundation Board and was a member of the Bold National Campaign Committee and Drive to Distinction: The Ball State Stadium Campaign.
Kirk Ray 1991 - Bachelor's in Exercise Physiology - Alumni
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