Mark Hannon (BSU Career Center Associate Director)
"He is always positive, polite, and engaged with anyone at any level who visits the career center. Ryan provides leadership for our newer and less experienced career assistants. He is mature beyond his years. We will miss his smile and energy after he leaves the career center, but he is destined for great things."
Steve Strains (NIRPC Director of Planning)
"Ryan is very engaging and has a passion for urban planning and development. He is curious and is very willing to learn. He communicates well orally and in writing. Ryan enjoys people and wants to make communities better. I think Ryan will make a fine urban planner, and I look forward to following his career and perhaps have the opportunity to hire him."
Karen Runyon (BSU Career Center Employer Relations Assistant)
"Ryan is a great young professional that expresses strong interpersonal skills, self-confidence, and focus to accomplish whatever he needs to do with a great sense of humor. Ryan has demonstrated the ability to resolve any concern or issue with students, employers, and staff within the career center. It has been my pleasure to meet and work with Ryan."
Mark Roscoe (Attorney At Law)
"Ryan was a professional, respectful, reliable, and self-motivated employee. He is always courteous to other staff members and, most importantly, to our customers. His work ethic and level of maturity was unsurpassed by other employees, as was his winning personality. It has been rewarding to observe his development over the years. His leadership qualities, intuitive thinking, and intelligence places him ahead of most students his age. In an age where many students feel a sense of entitlement, it has been a pleasure to observe Ryan develop an understanding that hard work pays off."
Dr.Joseph P. Goodwin (BSU Career Center Assistant Director)
"Ryan is one of the most personable young men I have met. He is exceptional in working with students and other clients who visit our office. He is always upbeat --- I've never seen him otherwise."
Jay Garcia (UCD Planning Instructor & Owner of G3 Planning LLC)
"In addition to Ryan’s extensive knowledge about planning and strong understanding for cutting-edge computer software programs, he is also an ideal student because he is adaptable, trainable, and personable. Ryan was an extremely supportive and helpful team member for the duration of his entire group project. His determination, patience, and hard work helped lead his group to a fully developed and well proposed final project. Mr. Sagar is a gifted person with a bright future ahead of him. He would be an asset to any organization, and I am proud to recommend him as a professional."
"He makes each individual who comes into the career center feel comforted and is ready and willing to help in anyway possible. Not only is he helpful to the students, he is also a very dependable co-worker. He is willing to help whenever he can and is truly genuine with his interactions."
Carlynn Loftus (Wheeler High School Chemistry Instructor)
"An impressive worker, Michael applies himself to every task he and others put before him. He is a class leader, both in discussions and in behavior. Michael models how an outstanding student should behave. On a personal level, Michael is confident, friendly, and very motivated. He has exhibited leadership, respect, and maturity on more than one occasion. Michael is one of the most personable students I have ever taught. With his drive to excel; he has a promising future in front of him, academics and otherwise."
Lynn Shipley (BSU Career Center Administrative Coordinator)
"His customer service skills are exemplary. Ryan's warm and outgoing manner makes him very approachable. Finally, Ryan is a dependable worker. Although he is a student employee, his commitment to his role is more like that of a full-time employee. I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with Ryan Sagar."
Mollie Fout (BSU Career Center Director)
“Ryan Sagar served the Career Center at Ball State University as a part-time student employee for three years. In his senior year he was selected as the Student Employee of the Year for our 15,000+ campus community. Ryan demonstrated outstanding work ethic, truly superb positive attitude and a genuine desire to provide his fellow students with the best information and service possible. He will be an excellent coworker in any environment and will achieve success in his chosen field.”
(President of Pacific West Construction Corporation)
"As a six month intern, Ryan was productive, personable, and effective at gaining the respect and trust of the other full-time staff. From the start, he came into the office with an upbeat and positive attitude. Ryan's broad range of talents, commitment, and ability to continually exceed expectations makes him a valuable employee. I am honored to recommend him for employment at any company or organization."
"As a sophomore in my PLAN202 Site Planning and Design studio, Ryan distinguished himself as a hard working, intelligent team leader who initiated research quests to deepen his understanding and to experiment with alternative designs, methods and systems. During that sophomore year, he developed a planning process of research, analysis, alternatives and decision-making that he can depend on. In that time I came to see that Ryan embraces failure as well as success to advance his learning objectives. Through out the semester he developed different presentation formats until he got it just right. No one else put in the thought or effort, or reaped the rewards. His commitment to the profession of planning is personal; his goal is to best himself and provide the best possible for his client communities."
Byron Ballard (BSU Career Center Customer Service Assistant)
"Imagine having a student employee work in your department for two-thirds of their college career. This student would be so faithful and committed to their work they help make improvements to the workplace. He fulfills his responsibilities in the office while promoting the department in classes and other outside activities. Envision someone who always goes the extra mile, never complains and is respected by both full-time staff and his fellow student employees as being the most outstanding provider of customer service. Add the fact that this student has a 3.5 grade point average and you have just been given a small sample of the greatest student employee I have ever been privileged to work with. I have only covered the surface of how incredible Michael Ryan Sagar is as an employee, leader, person and “future builder of cities.” I can say, in my fifteen years of supervising student employees, with four university student employees of the year, Michael is the greatest student employee I have ever had the privilege of working with. I am honored to have his work and service."
"Additionally, as the Marketing Chair for the FTN Planning Team at Ball State, you were responsible for creating promotional materials for the event, organizing the featured speakers and panelists, communicating with the university, generating campus press, and managing volunteers on the day-of. With these skills, Focus the Nation would proudly recommend you in whatever career path you pursue. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to Focus the Nation; young student leaders like yourself will generate a just and prosperous clean energy future for all."
"I think what stands out most to me about Ryan is how he takes initiative. He is always listening and picking up on new things he can share with students who visit the office. He is always thinking one step ahead. Ryan is also very positive and energetic. He always has a smile on his face and is pleasant to work with. Although his curriculum keeps him very busy and often under lots of stress, Ryan is always focused on his career center task when he is here and strives to do more than asked of him every day."