HCLA BLOG

The HCLA Blog allows alumni, community partners, and interested applicants to gain a glimpse into the experiences and connectivity HCLA offers.  The HCLA Blog highlights class day experiences, leadership lessons, and Hamilton Connection and alumni spotlights.

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Hamilton Connections Spotlight | Drew Braley

From Hawaii to Hamilton County When I came to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in the summer of 2000 it was to study Landscape Architecture and play on the volleyball team. When asked where I was from, “Hawaii” would get quite the shocked look and standard...

Hamilton Connections Spotlight | Bonnie Riley

I often get asked why I reside in Indiana given my daughter and family reside in sunny Tampa, Florida. I admit there are days I wonder the same (mostly December - March) but I always come back to the life I’ve created personally and professionally in Hamilton County,...

Hamilton Connections Spotlight | Jennifer Miller

I love fall. I mean, I really love fall. I love the change in seasons, the crisp air, the colors, the clothes, and most of all the apple orchards and festivals. I have always enjoyed the traditions of apples in the fall. Nothing beats fresh hot cider and cake donuts...

Hamilton Connections Spotlight | Sherese Martin

One of the best things about living in Hamilton County is the diversity, not only of the people and cultures but also in the wide variety of activities residents can find to do. A few of my fellow HCLA alumni have shared some of their favorite places and activities...

Hamilton Connections Spotlight | Brian Heaton

I often get asked if our family is planning to take any summer vacations. We travel plenty during other times of the year, but typically we don’t stray far from Hamilton County in the summer because there is just so much to do here that we enjoy. Atop that list, there...