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Ball State alumni gather

When Ball State University alumni gathered recently, the audience included Helen B. Davis, one of the university’s oldest living grads.

Davis, a 1934 graduate who majored in business, music and physical education and holds a master’s degree from Indiana University, is a former member of the Town Council and was active on the parks and beaches committee. A teacher for 48 years, she is a life member of Alpha Chi Omega.

The speaker at the Marine Room event, attended by more than 30 alumni and friends, was university President Jo Ann Gora. She also paid a visit to Davis at her home the following day.

Gora told the alumni about Ball State’s Emerging Media Initiative, which dedicates $17.7 million over the next four years to fund more research in emerging media. It includes the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series, named for the Ball State graduate.

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She also updated the group on the progress of a national capital campaign aimed at raising $200 million by 2011.

She has been visiting alumni around the country lately and has spoken to more than 20 groups. While in San Diego, she attended the Association of Governing Boards National Conference on Trusteeship.

  • Jerry McPikles