Ten Miller College of Business alumni receive career achievement awards

Topics: Miller College of Business, Alumni

October 29, 2008

Ten Ball State University alumni received achievement awards at the fifth annual Alumni Awards Dinner, presented by the Miller College of Business.

Recipients were honored during an Oct. 10 awards dinner in the Alumni Center. The awards recognize alumni who hold positions of distinction or responsibility in business, government and academia, demonstrate success in their fields, act as civic leaders in their communities and support or contribute to Ball State and Miller College.

This year's award winners are:

Hall of Fame

  • Thomas R. Ertel, partner in Ernst & Young in Indianapolis and founder of Ertel Cellars Winery in Batesville, graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1977.

Award of Distinction

  • Craig L. Dunn, president of Liberty Financial Group Inc. in Kokomo, founding director of Community First Bank of Howard County and past  president of Ball State's Miller College of Business Alumni Society, graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1975.
  • Michael L. Johnston, chief operating officer (retired 2007) of Manufacturers Transport Inc. in Indianapolis and vice president of procurement for Meridian IQ Inc. in Greenwood, graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1977 and a master's degree in marketing in 1981.
  • Larry W. Metzing, senior partner of Sunbelt Indiana Resource in Indianapolis and former president of Ball State's Miller College of Business Alumni Society, graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1970.
  • Anthony "Tony" L. Schneider, managing director of Schneider Huse and Associates, LLC, in Indianapolis and chairman of the Ball State University Foundation, graduated with a bachelor's degree in finance in 1980.

Award of Achievement

  • Dale A. Adams, president of Diversified Agency Services in New York, N.Y., graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1981.
  • James A. Andrew, chief executive officer and owner of Henry Poor Lumber Company in Lafayette and member of Ball State's Alumni Council, graduated with a bachelor's degree in urban planning in 1971.
  • Jennifer Budreau, senior vice president of human resources and administration for Forum Credit Union in Indianapolis and an at-large member of Ball State's Alumni Council, graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1984.
  • Noah S. Grayson, senior vice president of consulting services for Walker Information in Indianapolis and member of the Miller College of Business Executive Advisory Board, graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing in 1994.
  • Christopher S. O'Bryhim, chief human resources officer for Veriana Networks Inc. in Marion, graduated with a bachelor's degree in management in 1987.


By Alyssa Brumback

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