Phillip Blankenburg '62MERIT-LOYALTY AWARD
Phillip Blankenburg
Class of 1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spouse’s name

Carol Corl Blankenburg

Major(s)/minor(s) while at Millikin

Economics

Current employer and job title

Vice President/Branch Manager at A.G. Edwards (Retired)

Why did you choose to attend Millikin?

Convenience and cost

What activities did you participate in while a student at Millikin?

University Chorus, Delta Sigma Chi

What are some of your accomplishments since graduating from Millikin?

Board member and chairman of the Carle Foundation and Hospital board, consultant for the Carle Investment Policy Board, former Director of Kirby Hospital in Monticello. Served on the University of Illinois’ Allerton Park Policy & Advisory Board. Member of the University of Illinois President’s Council and Millikin’s Investors Society and have served on search committees for the University of Illinois and as a career connections volunteer. Served from 1962 to 1965 for the U.S. Army Security Agency

Emeritus Trustee for the Millikin Board of trustees; led the board as Chair and Vice-Chair for several years and served on or chaired numerous committees, including Budget and Finance, Investment, Audit and Facilities. Member of the Millikin Investors Society

Apart from supporting the Big Blue, what is your favorite pastime?

  • My church, Faith Lutheran
  • Carle Foundation
  • Golf and travel

What Millikin professor or staff member made the greatest impact on you, and why?

The late Dr. Byron Kerns, Dean of Students

What is your most memorable Millikin experience?
Choir and Homecoming

What advice would you give to current MU students about preparing for life after graduation?
Using the fundamentals of Millikin’s preparation, be prepared to learn a great deal more.

Children and grandchildren

Three sons, Eric, Kurt and Chad; two stepdaughters, Christine and Laura; and six grandsons.

Other family members who have attended Millikin

John R. Wichert, M.D. ’74 (nephew)
Lucinda S. Wichert (niece)