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Wilson Fellow Leaves Law Enforcement for Second Career as Teacher

Ball State Chemistry alum Troy Ballard, '78, is a recipient of the 2011 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship.  He is Making an Impact after 32 years of working with the Indiana State Police crime lab.  He credits his undergraduate experience at the university and the help of our great professors for prompting his interest in the program.

"I had really great professors at Ball State—some, like Bruce Storhoff, that are still with the department—and they provided the inspiration that led to a great opportunity with the state police and the lab," he says. "I just thought if I could have the same kind of positive influence on some future student, that would be so rewarding."