After graduating from Millikin, John moved to Los Angeles to pursue a MM at USC. After finishing his degree, he moved to Austin, TX, where he is currently Associate Professor of jazz studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He has recorded three albums for the Viewpoint label--"Meanwhile", "Pieces of String" and "If Not Now" featuring Peter Erskine, Shelly Berg and Mitch Watkins among others.


Sport(s) and position(s):

  • Football, defensive tackle (1985, 1986) and center (1988, 1989)
  • Wrestling, 190 lbs.

Millikin major: Mathematics, with a minor in physical education

  • Other degrees:
    • Master’s degree in education, Loyola University, 1992
    • Doctorate in education, Western Illinois University, 2017

Current employment: Superintendent, Oregon


 

Received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and his Master’s degree in Trombone Performance from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. While in school, Mr. Huntoon toured with the American Waterways Wind Orchestra and the Tower Brass Quintet. He also played with the Toledo Jazz Orchestra and Perrysburg Symphony.


 

A native of Illinois, Kitty moved to West Lafayette, Indiana in 1987 to join Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO). In addition to acting as a musical director and arranger at PMO, she directed development, marketing, public relations and special events during her ten years with the organization.


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

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Sport(s) and position(s):

  • Track & Field, throws (javelin, shot put, discus)
  • Women's basketball, guard
  • Women's tennis, doubles

Millikin major: Accounting

  • Other degrees:
    • Master’s degree in business administration, Illinois State University

Current employment: Southwest Corrugated Inc. in Houston

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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.

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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


Millikin major: Sociology/Psychology 

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