Alumni

June 23, 2014
Source: Entreprenuer
Story focuses on Ball State graduate.
June 20, 2014
Ball State graduate is featured.
May 21, 2014
Ball State alum Angela Ahrendts is featured.
May 19, 2014
Source: 9 to 5 Mac
Story focuses on Ball State graduate.
Note: This story was reposted by several bloggers and related web sites.
May 7, 2014
Story focuses on career of Ball State graduate.
May 2, 2014
Feature on Ball State graduate.
Note: Various Mac and Apple web sites shared this story.
April 30, 2014
Ball State student is featured.
April 24, 2014
Source: Mobile 361
Update on Ball State graduate.
April 22, 2014
Ball State graduate is featured.
April 15, 2014
Study features Ball State graduate.
April 14, 2014
Story features Ball State graduate Angela Ahrendts, SVP of retail and online stores for Apple.
April 14, 2014
Source: Star Press
Ball State's Lauren Berger to run her first marathon one year after bombing.
April 12, 2014
Source: Winnipeg Sun
Photo cutline: Ball State alumnus David Letterman, host of CBS's "Late Show," walks on stage to introduce media icon and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in this Nov. 26, 2012, file photo.
April 8, 2014
Source: NUVO
Story looks at Letterman's life, including his time at Ball State.
April 7, 2014
Ball State graduate is featured.
Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
March 6, 2014
Ball State graduate is featured.
February 7, 2014
Feature story about Ball State student participating in BSU at the Games.
January 29, 2014
Ball State grad to be honored.
January 6, 2014
Fast Company: Can Apple's Angela Ahrendts Spark A Retail Revolution?
Three years ago, she gave the commencement address at her alma mater, Ball State University. It was entitled "From the Heart," and it focused on the "Midwestern core values" that have "guided every aspect of my professional career." From her father, she learned humility: "My dad would always say, 'When you look at a photo, do you see yourself  last?'" From her mother, excellence: "Whenever I would ask if something was okay or fine, she would consistently reply, 'I didn't raise you to be fine.'" From both, the need "to be aware and sensitive of my impact on others."
November 4, 2013
Tagline Takedown: Does College Tuition Match up to Post-Grad Success?
Source: Inc
I next visited the website of Ball State University. I was interested in Ball State because it claims to offer "…the only PR master’s program certified by the Public Relations Society of America." I’m a PR guy, so that got my attention. I’m pleased to say that BSU’s website experience delivered on its "Education Redefined" tagline. In fact, the school tells its story through the eyes of a successful graduate, Colleen Bormann (who redefined her career path thanks to the Ball State education). BSU didn’t have to sell me on its cost/benefit ratio. One of its graduates did. That’s no b.s., just smart marketing.
Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
October 21, 2013
Angela Ahrendts says Indiana roots will follow her to Apple
“I am hugely proud of my Midwestern roots,” Ahrendts, 53, and the current CEO of Burberry said via email this weekend. “Growing up in Indiana, I learned that everything truly begins and ends with people, and the compassion, trust and respect for others that define this part of the world have given me a tremendous professional foundation.” And those Indiana roots and values will soon be following Ahrendts to tech giant Apple when she takes over her new post as senior vice president of expansion plans and retail operations. The Ball State University graduate and mother of three was named to the position last week.
October 15, 2013
Burberry share price plummets after CEO Angela Ahrendts quits fashion house to take key role at Apple
The mother-of-three, a committed Christian who reads the Bible every day, has spent the last two decades working her way up in the fashion industry after gaining a merchandising and marketing degree from Ball State University.
February 6, 2013
Burberry's CEO on Turning an Aging British Icon into a Global Luxury Brand
Angela Ahrendts, Ball State alumna penned a guest column. On the surface, I might have seemed an unlikely CEO for a company that was considered quintessentially British. I was raised in a small town in Indiana and educated at Ball State University. I was a classic midwesterner—something the Financial Times had fun mocking when I first took the job. But I’d been fortunate enough to work with and learn from some of the most inspirational leaders in the fashion industry, from Paul Charron to Donna Karan. And I had 25 years of experience on my side.
February 6, 2013
Professor Garfield Foundation and FTC Family of Companies Announce New Partnership
The Professor Garfield Foundation, (an educational initiative of Paws, Inc. and Ball State University), and FTC Family of Companies, are pleased to announce their partnership in integrating the Professor Garfield "G-Cubed" game as part of the Teacher Gaming Network platform. Note: PR-Newswire distributed this story nationally.
December 2, 2012
Ballet, Rock, the Blues and Acting Share Honors
The Kennedy Center bestowed its highest honor Sunday on actor Dustin Hoffman, the ballerina Natalia Makarova, the blues guitarist Buddy Guy, the talk-show host David Letterman and Led Zeppelin.
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