Honors College supporters establish endowment to fund senior honors projects

Topics: College of Sciences and Humanities, Honors College

March 7, 2012

A new endowment will support the Joe and Carol Trimmer Honors Thesis Prize at Ball State University. The $29,000 contribution will fund annual awards for senior projects as well as related expenses of advertisement or recognition.

Joe Trimmer is an English professor and director of the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, who taught in the Honors College for 30 years. He is an enthusiastic supporter of its students and programs. Joe's wife, Carol, was outreach coordinator for Indiana Public Radio (IPR) and serves on the boards of the Delaware County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Gallery 2008, a nonprofit art gallery in downtown Muncie.

The Joe and Carol Trimmer Honors Thesis Prize will provide annual awards to two senior Honors College students nominated by a faculty member and in good standing with the Honors College. One prize will be awarded for a research thesis and another for a creative project. Projects must be submitted according to procedures developed by the Honors College that fulfill the senior honors project requirement.

Availability of these awards is dependent upon an award selection process established by Ball State and its academic departments. For specifics about this award, contact the Honors College at 765-285-1024.

By Mallory Sturgeon

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