For KateLin Doyle, a junior majoring in marketing with a minor in organizational communication, Ball State struck just the right balance.
I wanted a university large enough to offer a lot of opportunities to get involved and gain real-world experience, but small enough to make real connections with my classmates and professors. Ball State and the Miller College of Business have provided me with the skills and support I need to succeed both in and out of the classroom.
The Noblesville native is a student in Ball State’s Honors College and a recipient of the Miller Scholarship, which pays for tuition and fees, a laptop, an internship stipend, and a study abroad experience. Up to 15 of the most outstanding new business students are awarded the scholarship each year.
The support of KateLin’s scholarship, as well as classmates and faculty in the Miller Business Honors Program, enables her to reach beyond the classroom to gain the experience she needs for her dream career of nonprofit marketing. She is president of Ball State’s student chapter of the American Marketing Association, serves on the Miller College Dean’s Student Advisory Council, and has participated in several social media marketing competitions, her team placing third in one.
After studying abroad in Florence, Italy, and visiting London, Rome, Venice, and Sienna last summer, KateLin returned to campus for her second year as a resident assistant, commonly called an RA. This role gives her an opportunity to lead outside the classroom. She supports fellow students at the recently renovated Botsford/Swinford Residence Hall and fosters a sense of community.
Class of 2018
Hometown: Noblesville, Indiana
Activities: Resident assistant at Botsford/Swinford Halls, Miller College of Business Honors Program and Dean's Student Advisory Council, copresident of Ball State American Marketing Association, study abroad in Florence, Italy, summer 2016