Sport and position: Football, offensive guard

Millikin major: Physical education

  • Other degrees:
    • Master’s degree in athletic administration from Eastern Illinois University, 1994.

Current employment: Athletic director/head football coach at Rochelle Township High School (RTHS) in Rochelle, Ill.

Personal Big Blue stats/athletic achievements:

Sport and position: Football, linebacker

Millikin major: Marketing

Current employment: State Farm Insurance Co. for 23 years:

  • 21 years in claims/subrogation
  • Two years in personal lines underwriting

Personal Big Blue stats/athletic achievements:

Millikin major: Accounting

  • Other degrees:
    • Master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Ill.

Current employment:
Managing director at Wells Fargo

Driven By Determination

By Deb Hale Kirchner  |  Published in the Spring 2017 issue of Millikin Magazine.

Millikin major: Music education

  • Other degrees:
    • Master of Music in organ performance at University of Illinois
    • Master of library science at Indiana University

Current employment: Executive director at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, Ill.

Why did you choose MU?
I chose Millikin University because of its excellent reputation and the high quality of the School of

Published in the 2015 Homecoming program.

John “The Penguin” Bingham ’70 of Willow Springs, Ill., is recipient of the Alumni Merit Award for his dedication to and passion for running and encouraging individuals of all ages and skill levels to find enjoyment in a healthier lifestyle.

The late R. Michael Campbell ’67 and M. Susan Campbell ’68 are co-recipients of the 2016 Alumnus of the Year award, the highest alumni award presented by the university.

My Writing Life

by Kenneth C. Mitchell (Rev. Oct. 10, 2016)

I always loved books and the words they contained. In high school, I found a passion in reading and writing. I especially liked starting a theme paper with a long, unexpected sentence that exploded with “That…”. The resulting long, dependent clause was the subject of the sentence that would stand on stilts when I diagrammed it—just for fun.

After graduating from Silver Cross Hospital School of Nursing (cum laude) I was encouraged by the Silver Cross faculty to enroll in college and pursue a degree in education (specifically with the intention of teaching nursing). I enrolled at Millikin University and while at Millikin was offered the opportunity to be campus nurse, which I did throughout my time at MU.

Later I completed my master’s degree in psychology at Bradley University. Throughout my working career I have been involved in