Laud & Honor

Nichols named top student at BSU


MUNCIE — James Nichols of Crawfordsville was recently named to Ball State University’s third annual “Top 100 Students” list. This award recognizes 100 outstanding junior and senior undergraduates who represent the spirit of Beneficence, Ball State’s institutional statue and icon that symbolizes the generosity of the five Ball brothers whose land donation to the State of Indiana allowed the University to flourish. Nichols, who is studying social work and counseling in the school’s College of Health, scored in the Top 50 and has been invited to attend an awards ceremony March 23, where the Foundation will announce its Top 25 students for 2024.