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Merit Award 
 


Janet Heinie Clark ’91 and Sunny E. Hull ’69 are both recipients of the 2013 Alumni Merit Award.

Janet Heinie Clark ’91 of Terre Haute, Ind., is the recipient of the 2013 Alumni Merit Award for her outstanding work in the fields of chemistry and higher education.

After earning a doctorate in chemistry from Purdue University in 1996, Clark accepted a position as a research chemist with Exxon Research and Development Laboratories in Baton Rouge, La. In 2002, she was a member of ExxonMobil’s Process Research 2002 Innovator of the Year research team. She worked for ExxonMobil until 2003, receiving 13 U.S. patents in the areas of gas conversion and low-sulfur fuels.

Clark left ExxonMobil to begin her teaching career at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) in Terre Haute, Ind. Joining SMWC as an assistant professor of chemistry and physics in 2003, Clark has served as president of the college’s faculty assembly and also received one of the highest teaching honors at SMWC — the Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy Award for Faculty Excellence in Service. In 2008, she was named chair of the department of sciences and mathematics, and in 2011, she was named vice president for academic affairs (VPAA) after serving as interim VPAA since July 2010.

The author of 15 publications and numerous presentations, Clark was also co-coordinator of the Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference, which encourages young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Clark is a founding member of the Wabash Valley Women of Influence committee, which was established last year. She also served as national president (2005-08) of Iota Sigma Pi honor society for women in chemistry. She served 12 years on the organization’s national council and as president of two local chapters, one at Purdue University and the other in Baton Rouge.

She is a member of the American Chemical Society, served as the financial adviser for the Purdue chapter of Alpha Chi Omega from 1994-96, was an executive board member of Teach for America’s South Louisiana Corps from 1999-2003, and was co-director of the Indiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at SMWC from 2009-11.

Clark and her husband, Daniel Clark ’90, are generous financial supporters of Millikin, contributing to the campaign for science in the “Advancing the Vision” capital campaign and supporting football through the Big Blue Club, as well as giving regularly to The Millikin Fund.

In 2008, Clark delivered the Sixth Annual American Chemical Society Alumni Lecture during Career Connections at Homecoming.

As a Millikin student, Clark was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, the symphonic wind ensemble and four honorary societies. Named Outstanding Greek Senior in 1991, she also served as secretary of the Panhellenic Council and as a counselor during Greek Rush. After earning Millikin’s Senior Leadership Award in 1991, Clark graduated cum laude with a degree in chemistry.

She and her husband Dan have two daughters: Betsy, 11, and Abby, 7.

Sunny E. Hull ’69 of El Paso, Texas, is the recipient of the 2013 Alumni Merit Award for his outstanding career in business, particularly in textile recycling.

While attending night classes at Millikin, Hull worked as a materials handling engineer at Allis-Chalmers in Springfield. After earning his degree in industrial engineering, Hull accepted a position as a consulting engineer for Booz Allen Hamilton in Chicago. In 1971, Lozier Corp., a client of Booz Allen Hamilton based in Omaha, Neb., hired Hull as a manufacturing executive.

In 1981, Hull and an Omaha neighbor formed Mid-West Textile Co., a textile recycling firm. Although most of the company’s operations are located in El Paso, where Mid-West employs nearly 350 people, the company recently opened a facility in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, just across the border from El Paso. The company sorts and sells textiles for several different uses, including clothing for third-world countries, vintage clothing, recycled fibers, industrial cleanup and more, with the added benefit of increasing the textiles’ useful life and keeping them out of landfills. Now one of the largest clothing recycling centers in the world, Mid-West reports annual sales of nearly $50 million.

Since 1982, Hull has been a member of the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textile Association (SMART), a recycling-based international trade association, and has served on SMART’s nominating committee, which submits nominations for officers and directors.

A member of the El Paso Downtown Lions Club, Hull is also a supporter of the local United Way, with Mid-West Textile leading the corporate donor board each year. He and his wife, Linda, also support local Christmas aid programs and the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

Originally from Payson, Ill., near Quincy, Hull has established a scholarship at Seymour High School in Payson and also donates to a Quincy-area charity.

Hull is a faithful and generous donor to The Millikin Fund, and his unrestricted gifts to the annual fund continue to support areas of need throughout the university.

Sunny and Linda Hull have four grown daughters.

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Nancy Zi Li '53
Ethelyn Draser Boyd '29
Anthony J. Comerota '70
Robert A. Penneman '41
Mary L Jackson-Hammond '74
Claudia Nichols Quigg '75
Ann Chelette '70
John Hoots
Robert Landaas '74
Eric Bremer '75
Lou Manfredini '87
Doug Beach '75
Chuck Force '72
James Augustine '68
Jim Humphrey '68
Jim Lundquist '53
Steve Hurst '70
John McClarey '59
Thomas Rotondi Jr. '71
Gary Mormino '69
Mary Fowler '82
Sidney Smith ’76
Kerry Muzzey '92
Janet Heinie Clark '91
Sunny Hull '69

 
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL