Alumni Newsletter

Read our Summer newsletter.

Alumni are key to the success of our program. Often, our alumni speak to our classes or student organization or serve on our advisory board. Also, if you would like to see another deserving student thrive, consider making a gift to Ball State.

Get Involved

We encourage you to continue to participate in your department as an alum by sharing your valuable time, experience, professional, and academic contacts. Monetary gifts are useful and needed, but your nonmonetary resources can be just as valuable.

A few of the ways you can stay involved include:

  • Speak at events and student presentations.
  • Network with your fellow alumni, students, and faculty and explore academic and career development opportunities.
  • Send us your business card and tell us about possible internships or employment opportunities that might accommodate the needs of our current students as well as other alumni.

If any of this interests you, please contact our office. We look forward to staying in touch with you and hearing all the exciting things you are doing.

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Alumni Association

Stay connected. Rely on us for support. The Ball State University Alumni Association is nearly 197,000 members strong—This incredible network is here for you! Get involved.

Make a Gift

You can designate your gift to a favorite cause, such as our department, or ask that it go to the university's greatest needs. Gifts to our department help social work students receive scholarships and provide other professional development opportunities.

Please consider making a gift to Ball State's Department of Social Work so that we can continue our work of preparing the next generation of social workers. The department benefits from five specific development funds, which allow you to target your donation.

Donations can be made online to the department by clicking the button below and selecting "Social Work" from the dropdown. To give to one of the funds listed below, follow this process:

  • select "other" from the dropdown menu
  • enter fund name and number
  • select amount
  • click "Give by Card" button

Monies contributed to this fund allow the department to engage in creative and innovative ways to improve or enhance the learning experience of students. This include money for conferences and travel or software purchase targeted to social work applications. 

The Rehfeld Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to social work majors committed to the profession who demonstrate financial need.

This scholarship program supports social work majors who have demonstrated academic excellence and show promise of making a significant contribution to the profession. Preference is given to nontraditional-aged students and those with financial need.

This scholarship honors the former chair of the Department of Social Work, Harry Macy.

Advisory Board

The advisory board of the Department of Social Work consists of experienced professionals who support social work education at Ball State and provide consultation around curricular issues and departmental policies. Learn more.