The Miller Honors Program (including Miller Scholars) gives students a unique head-start in their business education. The programs provide a specialized curriculum, a peer support group and supplemental learning outside the classroom with specially designed social and professional development activities.
Meet the freshman students in the Miller Honors and Miller Scholars programs:
Hometown: Springport, Indiana Major: Business (undeclared), psychology
High School Achievements/Activities: Business Professionals of America national qualifier, Henry County Academy of Community Leadership participant, class president, National Honor Society officer
Ball State Interests/Activities: Homecoming Committee, Student Honors Council
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: I’ve really gotten a positive impression of the program so far. I enjoy the small classes and like having the same group of people in them so I’m able to get to know people and know who to talk to if I have questions. Everyone has been extremely helpful and has made the transition to college as smooth as possible.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: I think Ball State and especially the Miller College Honors Program is extremely helpful when trying to set yourself apart in school. It’s something that gives you an advantage on other students. It has given me the opportunity to start taking classes toward my major right away instead of waiting like many other students. Classes have a different atmosphere and everyone is always willing to answer questions you may have or help out in any way they can. It’s definitely a program I would recommend to others.
Study Abroad: United Kingdom
Interesting Fact: One of my favorite candies is Almond Joy, but I hate almonds so I only eat the coconut and chocolate. I don’t eat Mounds because I like milk chocolate better than dark chocolate.
Hometown: Noblesville, Indiana Major: Finance Minor: History
High School Achievements/Activities: National Honor Society, Business First award, top 15 percent of class
Ball State Interests/Activities: Intramural sports, Catholic Student Union, Honors Council
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: Overall very good impressions on everything at Ball State. There is always something to do on campus, and the people are all very nice. In the business program, I like having the same group of people in classes who help out each other and are in the program to experience more than just the normal business curriculum. Being able to take classes as an underclassman also helps to get acclimated faster to the type of courses that I am going to take in the future.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: I would recommend Ball State and the Miller Honors Program because it is a great way to experience real world business life in college and is a very good resume builder, depending on if you get involved in the numerous activities presented. The small class size and the professors' initiative to help students individually is the main thing that stood out to me, particularly about the Miller College Honors Program.
Study Abroad: Europe, hopefully London
Interesting Fact: I am the second oldest of the eight children in my family.
Hometown: Muncie, Indiana Major: Business (undeclared)
High School Achievements/Activities: Class valedictorian, basketball MVP, volleyball MVP, American Christian Honor Society
Ball State Interests/Activities: Baptist Collegiate Ministry
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: They really want you to succeed and do their best to prepare you for whatever career you decide to pursue.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: They genuinely care about your success.
Study Abroad: none yet Interesting Fact: I've ridden and shown horses for 13 years.
Hometown: Middlebury, Indiana Major: Entrepreneurship
High School Achievements/Activities: National Honor Society treasurer, S.C.O.P.E. Club (environmental club) secretary, Academic Honors Diploma
Ball State Interests/Activities: University Honors College,The Miller Honors Program, Hall Council representative
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: Ball State has a wonderful campus and unique teaching style where immersive learning allows me to take an active role in my education. The Miller College of Business at Ball State has resources and the staff that help me achieve my goals. The Honors Program allows me to make connections with other business students and professors who are always willing to discuss plans and programs that will increase the value of my education.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: In the business world, every advantage is necessary to reach the peak of success. The Miller College of Business Honors Program can provide these advantages to those who are willing to put in the time and effort.
Study Abroad: Possibly Europe
Interesting Fact: The experiences on my family’s farm are what influenced me to pursue a career as an entrepreneur.
Hometown: Kokomo, Indiana Major: Marketing
High School Achievements/Activities: Academic Honors Diploma, high school honors graduate, National Honor Society junior and senior class secretary, Future Business Leaders of America 4-year national qualifier
Ball State Interests/Activities: Student Voluntary Services, joining a sorority
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: I chose Ball State because of the campus size and the great opportunities there are in the business program. I really like the smaller class sizes and how helpful all the students and faculty are.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: Students on campus are very welcoming and willing to help you. There’s a great diversity of students and faculty. The size of the campus is also perfect; still a lot of people but not too overwhelming. Miller Honors really gets you involved in the business college, and you’re offered a lot more guidance and advantages.
Study Abroad: Europe or Australia
Interesting Fact: I really love to sing. I have sung the national anthem at Indianapolis Indians and high school games.
Hometown: Romulus, Michigan Major: Business (undeclared)
High School Achievements/Activities: National Honors Society treasurer, lead role in school musical, 120 hours of community service during senior year, 3.76 GPA, Academic Honors Diploma
Ball State Interests/Activities: Voices of Triumph
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors:The Miller Honors Program is just a great opportunity that has been given to me. The people that I have met from being in this program (and throughout Ball State in general) are very nice, concerned, and genuinely want to help you
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: I would recommend Ball State to anyone because it is such a beautiful place. The people here are genuinely looking out for your safety and academic success and it makes being here so much better.
Interesting Fact: I played Cinderella in our high school musical, “Cinderella’s Glass Slipper”
Hometown: Muncie, Indiana Major: Accounting
High School Achievements/Activities: Class salutatorian, Academic Honors Diploma, IHSDTA state championship winner in pom and jazz, business department and accounting award winner, dance team 3-year captain.
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: I think Miller Honors is a well-run, fun and opportunity-filled program. We have a couple meetings each month along with fun outings and classes with other Miller Honors students our age, which helps to build friendships with students with similar interests. The program can present challenges to make us better students, and there are always unlimited opportunities in which to partake.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: I think the program offers a lot to students. It gives guidelines for class schedules, presents opportunities for anything and everything, promotes friendships and, overall, it guides us into the professional world.
Study Abroad: Italy/U.K., May 2011; London Centre, Fall 2011
Interesting Fact: I have the same birthday as my mom.
Hometown: Guilford, Indiana Major: Business administration
High School Achievements/Activities: Tenth in graduating class, French Club officer, National Honors Society, local youth home fundraiser developer, Student Council state convention organizer
Ball State Interests/Activities: martial arts, community service
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: I love The Miller Honors Program. Everyone’s so close and supportive. As soon as you walk in it feels like a family.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors:The Miller Honors Program is great. We get a lot of great faculty mentors and the upperclassmen are super helpful.
Interesting Fact: I’m a second-degree black belt in Shotokan karate.
Hometown: Hoagland, Indiana Major: Undecided (business), construction management Minor: construction management
High School Achievements/Activities: - High Honor Roll for all 16 quarters, National Honor Society, 3.83 GPA, top 15 percent of class
Ball State Interests/Activities: Intramural volleyball
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: On my first visit to Ball State, I really took a liking to the whole campus and everything it had to offer. It was just the right size and only about an hour away from home, which is very nice! I was accepted into the university and then the University Honors College and then the Pre-Business Honors Program, and I knew all of these would bring great opportunities to help me reach my goals. I was impressed with the Pre-Business Honors Program because of the size of each class; I realized that I was going to be a part of an “elite” group, which is really cool.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: Ball State has so much to offer. The Miller Honors Program is an awesome opportunity to advance you in more than just the business degree of your choosing, it helps prepare you as a person in many aspects. It is rewarding to see that you are apart of a select group and the friends you’ll meet through the program are friendly and will be there with you for at least the next four years.
Hometown: Jeffersonville, Indiana Major: Entrepreneurship Minor: French, dance
High School Achievements/Activities: Student Council president, Students Against Destructive Decisions founding president, dance team captain, National Honor Society member
Ball State Interests/Activities: Swing Society, Rotaract, Riley Dance Marathon, Ballroom Club
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: Ball State is amazing! The campus itself is just beautiful, and it already feels like home. I’ve been so impressed with the Miller College and Miller Honors. The professors and other students are so welcoming. I feel like this is where I belong. They really care about you and your Miller College of Business experience.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: The Miller Honors Program is one of the reasons I chose Ball State. The opportunities for networking, learning and study abroad available to us are just incredible. There are so many possibilities for my future at the Miller College. Even without the scholarship, I would still have chosen Ball State.
Study Abroad: France
Interesting Fact: I’ve just been accepted to be a blogger for the Ball State Experience online at www.bsu.edu/reallife!
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana Major: Accounting
High School Achievements/Activities: DECA Internationals two-time participant, marching band snare line three-year member, Sterling Sentinel in Business nominee.
Ball State Interests/Activities: Student Voluntary Services
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: I love the size of Ball State and the campus environment. I had heard great things about the Miller College and wanted to challenge myself by being in Miller Honors.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: Ball State isn’t too big or too small. The campus is beautiful and the students and staff are very friendly.The Miller Honors Program gives you so many opportunities that you probably wouldn’t get anywhere else on campus. I couldn’t be happier.
Interesting Fact: I have a 3 year old nephew named Emilio.
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana Major: Accounting
High School Achievements/Activities: Top 20 percent of class, National Honor Society, Academic Letter Award
Ball State Interests/Activities: Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: Ball State has a beautiful campus filled with friendly people. This was the first time I had been away from home. I was nervous, but everyone was there to be my friend and introduce me to others.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: The Miller Honors Program allows you to become very close to the students and the faculty. It makes it easy to find people to help out with homework or studying. I was nervous about my choice to be part of the honors program at Ball State but now I’m really happy that I did.
Interesting Fact: Ball State is the first school I’ve gone to that another family member has not attended.
Hometown: Zionsville, Indiana Major: Finance
High School Achievements/Activities: Junior varsity lacrosse captain, High Honor Roll, Student Council secretary and treasurer, Global Leadership Ethics finalist
Ball State Interests/Activities: Intermural sports, Finance Club
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: I really like the personal attention given to help the Miller Honors students achieve their goals. There is a small class size with great professors who seem to really care.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: Ball State offers a wide variety of activities while still having a small feel to it. There is always something fun going on!
Study Abroad: Spain or London
Interesting Fact: I want to travel the world.
Hometown: Fishers, Indiana Major: Entrepreneurship Minor: Spanish, computer science
High School Achievements/Activities: Purdue Research Park Entrepreneurship Academy's David E. Ross Entrepreneurial Award of Distinction, Domestic Extemporaneous Speech two-time national participant and four-time state participant, DECA International Business Plan two-time international participant, Cum Laude Society inductee, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Youth Advisory Board
Ball State Interests/Activities: Student Honors Council, DeHority Hall Council, Rotary Club
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: I greatly enjoy the campus and people here at Ball State! The University Honors College and the Miller Honors Program appear challenging, but they are challenges I am willing to accept.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: The Miller Honors Program is an extremely immersive program, focusing both on academic portions and real-world experience. The program encourages its participants to create their own ideas and follow them through to success, which is critical in the actual business environment. The instructors and associates of the program are fantastic people and are also wonderful friends.
Interesting Fact: I have been on television more than a dozen times, appearing on Brain Game (a television show airing in central Indiana).
Hometown: Speedway, Indiana Major: Accounting
High School Achievements/Activities: Top ten of graduating class, Cross Country "Most Improved," "Merital Attitude" and "Hanna Scholastic" award-winner, National Honor Society
Ball State Interests/Activities: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, business fraternity
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: The Miller Honors Program is very well organized and provides students with a lot of opportunities.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: It can open doors for your education and future after school.
Interesting Fact: I held my school's record for cross country for two days despite being terrible at cross country.
Hometown: Converse, Indiana Major: Theatrical studies, business (undeclared)
High School Achievements/Activities: National Young Leaders Conference, National Forensics League varsity level, top 5 percent of class
Ball State Interests/Activities: Japanese Animation Society, Delta Sigma Pi
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: The Miller Honors Program is excellent; it allows you to become involved in classes and gives you many incredible opportunities for experience.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: The Miller Honors Program gives you the benefit of always being able to find help with classes, scheduling and your life in general. It also gives you several opportunities get experience in your intended career field and to learn of other career options.
Interesting Fact: I am six and a half feet tall.
Hometown: Kokomo, Indiana Major: Business (undeclared)
High School Achievements/Activities: Ranked 11th in class, Academic Honors Diploma, volleyball "most service aces in a season" and "most service aces in a career" school record holder, track 4 x 800 meter relay school record holder
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: I really like the Miller Honors Program and University Honors College program. The small class sizes are beneficial; I feel like I get a lot more out of the classes.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: The Miller Honors Program gives you a chance to be involved in a group of people with similar goals and interests as you, and it gives you countless opportunities to help you succeed.
Study Abroad: Australia
Interesting Fact: I have a twin brother who is also attending Ball State.
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana Major: Accounting Minor: Computer science
High School Achievements/Activities: Yearbook editor, Relay for Life captain, We the People 5th place state finalist, Key Club 4-year member in good standing
Ball State Interests/Activities: Hall Council, Ball Memorial Hospital Volunteer, UPB, Honors Council
Impressions of Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: Although I have only been in school a month, I love the community and culture around campus. My small class sizes and Miller College activities have made the transition to college easier. I am already attached to Ball State and all of the friends I have made feel like family.
Why I recommend Ball State/Miller College/Miller Honors: The program provides a support system both socially and academically. The school feels smaller and I love that my business classes have familiar faces.
Interesting Fact: I don’t eat the ends of my french fries.