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Miller Business Honors Program Class of 2016

Miller Honors/Scholars Class of 2016 

Meet the students in the Miller Business Honors Program's Class of 2016:

Rebekah Bales Jessica Benz Erika Blosser Zach Bruner | Jacob Cash
Emma FloitJessica HillJulie KahligRosemary Kaiser | Chelsea Kulesa
Jenae MuhlenkampKirsten NickoliAndrew Schmidt Jacob Sciaudone |Jessica Sharkey
Maria Stammen | Courtney Stetzel


Rebekah Bales Bekah Bales

Hometown: Lewisville, Indiana  Major: Accounting

Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: Everyone is friendly and excited to be here.

Why I chose Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: It’s a fun program that helps you meet new people. It also gives you a lot of opportunities and opens many doors.

Interesting fact about me: I hate the feel of brown sugar.

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Jessica Benz Jessica Benz

Hometown: Georgetown, Indiana   

Major: Human Resource Management   

Minor: Entrepreneurship

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: The campus is beautiful, everyone is willing to help you achieve your goals, and there are numerous opportunities available.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: Everyone here is extremely friendly and willing to help out. The MCOB Honors Program is a great way to meet new people and is full of various opportunities.

Interesting fact about me: I love to travel and learn about different cultures. 

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Erika Blosser Erica Blosser

Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana   Major(s): Business, Psychology

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: I love it! I am so excited to be here at Ball State among so many friendly, down-to-earth people.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: It is a great way to meet people who are also here to be successful.

Study Abroad Plans: I am definitely planning to study abroad in London or Ireland.

Interesting fact about me: I love to swim and have been a swimmer all of my life.

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Zach Bruner Zach Bruner

Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana   

Major: Marketing and Business Administration   

Campus Activities: Phi Gamma Delta, Student Government Association, Cardinal Corps, St.A.R.T., Dean’s Student Advisory Board for MCOB

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: I like it because we can get a head start on business classes and work closely together with the group.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: I would recommend it because it seems close-knit and there are many resources to help with your problems.

Study Abroad Plans: Germany/Ireland

Interesting fact about me: I’m actually a decent artist.

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Jacob Cash Jacob Cash

Hometown: Columbus, Indiana  

Major: Marketing and Spanish

Campus Activities: President of Phi Gamma Delta, Student Senator for Ball State Student Government Association, Cardinal Corps, and Dean's Student Advisory Board for the Miller College of Business

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: Coming to Ball State and being a part of the Miller Honors Program has been one of the best life choices I have made so far. The amount of opportunities available to grow as an individual and a leader on campus and within the program are second to none and it has been an experience I wouldn't trade in for anything so far.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: Achieving knowledge and pursuing excellence are two of the values I hold dearest to my heart and the MCOB Honors Program has provided me with the opportunities to grow in both of those areas.

Study Abroad Plans: I plan to intern in Madrid, Spain this upcoming summer.

Interesting fact about me: I can do the wave with my tongue.

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Emma Floit Emma Floit

Hometown: Sycamore, Illinois  

Major: Human Resources and Business Administration

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: Beautiful campus, prestigious program, friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: The MCOB Honors Program gives you that extra foot in the door. It is a great way to start friendships with people who appreciate school like you do!

Study Abroad Plans: Germany and Ireland

Interesting fact about me: I have been to over 30 states.

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Jessica Hill Jessica Hill

Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana  Major: Accounting  Minor:  Financial Planning

Campus Activities: Accounting Club, Student Hall Council, Excellence in Leadership (EIL)

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: It is a wonderful way to meet new friends.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: The Ball State/MCOB Honors Program is a great way to meet other advanced students who share similar interests and a passion for learning.

Study Abroad Plans: I would like to study abroad somewhere in Europe.

Interesting fact about me: I have gone to the Starbucks in the Student Center on campus so often that the employees send me Christmas cards and Valentine’s Day gifts.

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Julie KahligJulie Kahlig

Hometown: Fort Recover, Ohio  Major: Accounting  Minor: Finance

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: Ball State has a very beautiful campus and everyone makes you feel welcome.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: Ball State is a great school and the MCOB Honors Program really gives you a head start.

Interesting fact about me: I’m a twin!

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Rosemary Kaiser  Rosemary Kaiser    

Hometown: Roanoke, Indiana   Major: Economics

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: Ball State seems like a fun place with lots of friendly people.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: I would recommend the MCOB Honors Program because it gives students a chance to take classes related to their major with a group of motivated students that are interested in the same general area of study.

Interesting fact about me: I like diving.

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Chelsea J. Kulesa  Chelsea Kulesa   

Hometown: Anderson, Indiana  

Majors: Human Resources and Psychology

Minor: Organizational Communication

Campus Activities: Delta Sigma Pi, SHRM and PeerXChange

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: From the moment I walked onto Ball State’s campus, I felt a sense of home belonging. I felt like I had found a place to be myself and to grow. The Miller Honors Program added a sense of leadership as well.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: The campus is not tiny, but it is not huge either. It is just the right size to acquaint us to the real world, but small enough to feel “homey.”

Study Abroad Plans: I would love to study abroad for a semester or more. I would like to travel somewhere beautiful and interesting.

Interesting fact about me: I have been to Mexico, Uganda, London, and Honduras.  I hope to travel to every continent and many more countries.

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Jenae Muhlenkamp  Jenae Muhlenkamp

Hometown: Coldwater, Ohio    

Major: Accounting   

Campus Activities: SVS, Ball State Women’s Rugby and Delta Sigma Pi

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: I think Ball State is an amazing place to attend. Everyone is very friendly, and the campus is beautiful. The Miller College is a great opportunity that allows one to advance themselves in the field they are planning to major in and a great career opportunity.

Study Abroad Plans: Ireland and Germany.

Interesting fact about me: I had a double bunion surgery last spring

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Kirsten Nickoli  Kirsten Nickoli  

Hometown: Muncie, Indiana   Major: Business Administration  Minors: International Business, Spanish

Campus Activities: University Program Board (UPB)

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: It is a fantastic program to help further my college experience.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: It is a great way to meet friends and create great professional connections.

Study Abroad Plans: Spain and London

Interesting fact about me: I can’t whistle.

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Andrew Schmidt Andrew Schmidt    

Hometown: Noblesville, Indiana   Major: Accounting   Minor: Computer Science

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: Ball State is a great campus. It is not too big but also not too small. The Miller Honors Program stood out for their focus on students.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: Ball State is the perfect college for me.

Interesting fact about me: I have shown swine, sheep, Boer goats, and Dairy goats at 4-H and state fairs for the past ten years. 
 

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Jacob Sciaudone Jacob Sciaudone    

Hometown: Converse, Indiana  

Majors: Finance, Accounting, Economics

Minor:  Financial Planning

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: I think Ball State is great. Everyone makes me feel like I am at home.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: Deciding to go to Ball State has been the best choice of my life.  I take classes that I know I am going to apply to the real world while making friendships at the same time that will last a lifetime.  The Business Honors Program is fantastic.

Study Abroad Plans: I studied abroad during the summer of 2013.  I studied in Bregenz, Austria for 5 weeks and traveled the countryside in my spare time

Interesting fact about me: My last name has all of the vowels in it!

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Jessica Sharkey  Jessica Sharkey 

Hometown: Lowell, Indiana  Majors: Business Marketing, Fashion Merchandising

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: The Miller College seems like a close knit community of students who share a common drive for success.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: It brings together like-minded students interested in business and creates opportunities along with a community.

Study Abroad Plans: London 
 

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Maria Stammen Maria Stammen 

Hometown: Burkettsville, Ohio  Majors: Finance, Economics

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: Ball State seems like a very nice place. The people here are very friendly!

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: This is a great program that can help you advance yourself farther than your other peers at Ball State.

Interesting fact about me: I have dairy cows!

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Courtney Stetzel Courtney Stetzel

Hometown: Warsaw, Indiana  

Major: Marketing

Campus Activities: Student Alumni Relations Team, Revolution

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: I thought Ball State was huge but becoming part of MCOB made it feel so much smaller and more connected.

Why you would recommend BSU/MCOB Honors Program to other students: It is such a unique program because everyone feels like family.

Study Abroad Plans: Germany and Ireland

Interesting fact about me:  I have a sister who is 16 years younger than me.
  

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