Award of Distinction
Craig L. Dunn
Business Administration '75
President, Craig Dunn Enterprises Inc.
Kokomo, Ind.

Craig L. Dunn’s drive and determination has led him to create homes and organizations from scratch to building his own business and a bank.

A self-employed financial consultant and registered investment advisor since 1982, Dunn also worked on Governor Otis R. Bowen’s campaign staff from 1975-1976. He is an author as well, having written two books on the Civil War, both of which are in their second printing.

Previous honors for Dunn include the Ball State University Alumni Association Benny Award, Miller College Award of Achievement, and Howard County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Small Businessperson of the Year.
Craig’s impact in his community is noteworthy. He has worked within the successful capital fund drive for Bona Vista Programs, raising $3 million to expand facilities for mentally and physically disabled children and adults in Howard and Miami counties. As founding president of Habitat for Humanity in Kokomo, he led the organization to create more than 60 homes, involving well over 1,000 volunteers. Dunn was also the founding director of Community First Bank of Howard County creating a financial institution which now has $180 million in assets. 

Over the years, he has also provided leadership for a number of organizations including the Howard Community Hospital Foundation, Kokomo Center Schools, the Howard County Drug Summit, and the Indiana Historical Society. Having served as president of the Miller College of Business Alumni Board, Craig has also been a Ball State Alumni Ambassador since 2004.