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Miller Business Honors Program Class of 2017

Miller Honors/Scholars Class of 2017

Meet the students in the Miller Business Honors Program's Class of 2017

Sara Binkley | Kaleb Chowning |Lucy Clements | Mackenzie Clements | Bobby Cramer
Elizabeth DiGennaro | Amanda Baskfield | Katie Fillingsness | Alex Getz | Allison Gregory
Emily Halley | Logan Kimbler | Craig Maschmeyer Kyle Mendenhall
Kimmy Merkel Eli Parks | Jessica Recker Lilly ReeceRebecca Schlesinger Natalie Shoemaker Katelyn Warner

Sara Binkley  Sara Binkley

Hometown: Danville, IN

Major: Undecided

Campus Activities: Taking classes at the Rec center with friends

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: The students are very friendly and the Honors group is really welcoming, which makes me excited for the next four years.

Interesting fact about me: I love the ocean but am very, very scared of sea turtles. 

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Kaleb J. Chowning  

Kaleb Chowning

Hometown: New Madison, OH

 Major: Business Administration

Minors: Computer Science and Digital Media

Campus Activities: Working at the Rec Center, Intramural Basketball

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: The Miller College/Honors Program is the reason I came to Ball State. 

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Lucy Clements  Lucy Clements

Hometown: Warsaw, IN

Major: Finance

Minor: Political Science

Campus Activities: Student Government, Student Honors Council

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: This program is a unique and exciting experience that will prepare me to reach my goals and succeed. 

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Mackenzie Clements  Mackenzie Clements

Hometown: Fernandina Beach, FL

 Major: International Business

Minor: Finance

Campus Activities: Intramural Sports, Cooking Clubs, Greek Life, Kayaking

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: It will be a great fit for me and will help in my success for the future through all the opportunities available. I will also meet people that have the same interests as me.

Interesting fact about me: I have moved to a different state 9 times in my life. 

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Bobby Cramer Bobby Cramer

Hometown: South Bend, IN

Major: Undecided

Campus Activities: Intramural Sports

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: I like the community the program creates and that all of the students have ambitions. 

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Elizabeth DiGennaro Liz DiGennaro

Hometown: Mason, OH

Major: Undecided

Campus Activities: Choir

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: This program is going to be challenging and fun. I can’t wait to learn all I can about business, especially entrepreneurship.

Interesting fact about me: I own my own cake business called Dare to Dream Cakery. 

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Amanda Baskfield Amanda Dingman

Hometown: Plymouth, MN

Majors: Entrepreneurship and Biology

Campus Activities: Women’s Swim and Dive Team, Volunteering

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: When I first read about the Miller College, I knew it would be a great fit for me because they offer a wide range of courses and opportunities.

Interesting fact about me: I taught myself how to play piano by books and the internet. 

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Katie Fillingsness Katie Fillingsness

Hometown: Fishers, IN

Major: Marketing

Minors: Political Science and Campaign Communications

Campus Activities: Navigators, taking classes at the Rec center with friends, Hall Council, American Marketing Association

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: It is a great opportunity to make friends with similar interests and ambitions.

Interesting fact about me: I hate cotton balls. 

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Alex Getz Alex Getz

Hometown: Hamilton, OH

Majors: Finance and Actuarial Science

Minor: Accounting

Campus Activities: Possibly Student Honors Council and Intramural Sports 

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Allison Gregory Allison Gregory

Hometown: Evansville, IN

Majors: Marketing and Advertising

Campus Activities: AAF Club and Circle K

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: The Honors Program and Miller College of Business both offer a lot of opportunities to get involved socially and within my major.

Interesting fact about me: I have known how to knit for 10 years. 

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Emily Halley Emily Halley

Hometown: Goshen, IN

Major: Marketing

Campus Activities: Student Honors Council, Intramural Tennis

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: The Honors Program will allow me to experience the smaller, close connected classroom setting while also being a part of a larger populated campus.

Interesting fact about me: I have travelled to three foreign countries. 

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Logan Kimbler Logan Kimbler

Hometown: Kokomo, IN

Major: Accounting

Minor: Marketing

Campus Activities: Greek life, Intramural Tennis 

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Craig Maschmeyer Craig Maschmeyer

Hometown: Franklin, IN

Major: Entrepreneurship

Minor: Environmental Management

Campus Activities: Choir, Intramural Soccer

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: Ball State, the Miller College, and the Honors Program are friendly, welcoming, and exciting. 

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Kyle Hayden Mendenhall Kyle Mendenhall

Hometown: Russiaville, IN

Major: Marketing and Sports Administration

Campus Activities: Intramural Sports, Phi Gamma Delta (social fraternity), Marsh Street Team (volunteer organization that helps with promotional events during home sporting events)

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: The campus is beautiful, the students and staff are very friendly and professional, and tremendous opportunities are available through the honors program. 

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Kimmy Merkel Kimmy Merkel

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Major: Accounting

Minor: French

Campus Activities: Intramural Sports, Fundraising Committee for Ball State’s Dance Marathon

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: This program has really friendly people in it, and I think that I will do well in this program.

Interesting fact about me: I do math in my head when I run. 

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Eli Parks Eli Parks

Hometown: Kendallville, IN

Major: Accounting

Campus Activities: Intramural Sports, Club Baseball Team, Accounting Club

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: BSU is an amazing campus, and I am excited for the Honors Program. 

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Jessica Recker Jessica Recker

Hometown: Delphos, OH

Majors: Finance and Accounting

Campus Activities: Delta Sigma Pi, Accounting Club, Kappa Delta, and West East Basketball Association

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: BSU is an amazing campus! The staff here is extremely friendly, along with everyone I have met. The Honors Program is a great program to be a part of. The Miller College is friendly and is the best college to be a part of! Everyone is so encouraging!

Interesting fact about me: I am double-jointed and have 70 first cousins. 

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Lilly Reece Lilly Reece

Hometown: Noblesville, IN

Major: Accounting

Campus Activities: Cru, Inklings

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: I am going to need to bring my “Z” game, which is so far above “A” that you have to go back to the end of the alphabet.

Interesting fact about me: I went to Germany this past summer. 

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Rebecca Schlesinger Rebecca Schlesinger

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Major: Undecided

Campus Activities: Finance Society, TOMS Club, College Mentors for Kids

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: The classes seem like they will be very interesting, and all of the students and advisors seem very friendly. 

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Natalie Shoemaker Natalie Shoemaker

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Major: Undecided

Minor: Dance

Campus Activities: Taking classes at the Rec center with friends

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: Everyone is very welcoming and friendly! 

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Katelyn Warner Katelyn Warner

Hometown: Greenwood, IN

Major: Finance

Minors: Spanish and International Business

Campus Activities: Navigators, Timmy Global Health, Finance Society, Student Voluntary Services

Impressions of BSU/Miller College/Honors Program: The Miller College and Ball State in general was full of kind and encouraging people! I could also tell that the program was challenging and well respected.

Interesting fact about me: I was born tongue-tied and could not talk until I was 3 years old.

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