It is because of you that I have had the inspiration to achieve greatness. I know what the standard of excellence is because of all the accomplishments of Ball State graduates before me. It was inevitable that I would become a Cardinal because of all this university has to offer. I truly believe that Ball State is the most underrated university in the country.

I didn’t officially make my decision to attend Ball State until the spring of my senior year. After listening to the admissions speech, I could feel for the first time that this was where I belonged. At that very moment I realized I had found my home. From then on Ball State has changed my life. It has taught me who I really am and how to use my skills to help others. It is because of you that I have had the opportunity to grow as an individual. Thank you.

Mitchell Prather ‘17