Nancy L. Ball-Licorish, 1973
B.A., Denison University
M.S., Indiana University Bloomington
Director of Sponsored Programs
Citation awarded June, 2013
After graduating from Denison and receiving a master’s degree from Indiana University, Nancy returned to Denison working in admissions and educational services for five years. It was during that period that then Dean of Admissions Bill Hoffman and several alumni discussed the creation of a network of alumni who would help recruit students. Nancy was appointed the first director of the resulting program, DART. Her responsibilities in educational services included co-directing with Dean David Gibbons the June orientation program.
When she left Denison, Nancy pursued graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania and then began her career at Lafayette College, initially in development and more recently in the Provost’s Office. She has, however, always maintained her ties with Denison as a DART and Career Network member, an annual fund and capital campaign volunteer, and member of her class reunion gift committees. She served as a member-at-large and then president of the Denison Alumni Council and, while president, led the group through its first strategic planning effort and later was a member of the second strategic planning committee. While serving as an Alumni-Nominated Trustee (1998-2004), she chaired the Trustee-appointed Ad Hoc Committee on Greek Life and now is a Trustee Fellow. From 2007-09, she was the National Annual Fund Chair and a member of the Capital Campaign Executive Committee.
Nancy served on the Boards of the Easton YWCA (now Third Street Alliance for Women and Children) and the Bucks County Housing Group (BCHG) and as a volunteer for the local PBS station, Quakertown Food Bank, US Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots, Upper Bucks YMCA, Easton YMCA, and Weller Health Center. In 2008, she was appointed to the Community Development Advisory Board for the Bucks County Department of Community and Economic Development. She is a recipient of the Shelley Partlon and Beyond 2012 Awards, both from BCHG.
Nancy has stated that she loved Denison as a student but her affection for the college grew even stronger as a result of the many people whom she met during the five years that she worked here and through her volunteer activities on behalf of Denison.