Barrett alum Ben Ellis demonstrates value of a liberal arts degree

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June 21, 2018

Arizona State University alumnus Ben Ellis’ Sun Devil story starts with getting rejected from the schools he applied to in his home state.

“The year I applied to college was the year Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor of California and one of the things he did was defer the lower half of what would be in-state students and said ‘Sorry, we’re going to put out-of-state students in to increase tuition.’ So I didn’t get into any of the schools I applied to in California,” Ellis said. “I applied to ASU and was accepted into Barrett, The Honors College and given an academic scholarship. I came out for a campus tour and just fell in love. It was Sun Devils from there.”  Read more here.

Alumni Ben Ellis receives an award

Barrett alum Ben Ellis is congratulated on being named to the Sun Devil 100.


 

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