Class of 1968 50th Reunion

Save the date, Class of  ’68! We will be celebrating your 50 years during this fall’s Homecoming & Family Weekend! Get ready for a weekend full of Big Blue fun, friends and family as we pay tribute to Millikin’s illustrious past and celebrate its bright future with this year’s theme, Old, New, Big Blue

Learn more about what’s on tap for your 50th reunion and more using the links below: 

​50th Reunion Committee

Homecoming 1967 bonfire and pep rally.


Committee Members

  • Sue Ires Campbell
  • Ed Cave
  • Linda Crocker Cave
  • Cheryl Gary Currie
  • Anne Heinle Edsall
  • Chris Brown Franklin
  • Johnnye Johnson Locke
  • Mary Barber Nafziger
  • Frances Coutant Peterson
  • Carol Black Phillips
  • Letitia “Tish” Koepke Spelbring​


Schedule of 1968 Events1967 Homecoming Dance

Plan now to attend these special Class of 1968 events!

Friday, Oct. 5
3 p.m. 50-Year Reunion Reception

President’s Dining Room, Third Floor, University Commons 
The Class of 1968 gathers to welcome classmates to campus and prepare for the weekend's festivities. Find out what everyone’s been up to for the last 50 years!

Saturday, Oct. 6
6 p.m. 1968 Reunion Dinner

Decatur Club
Class of 1968 alumni gather to celebrate, reminisce about their times together, and make new memories. Cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; dinner and program begins at 6 p.m. $25 per person. Reservations required by Oct. 1.

Sunday, Oct. 7
11 a.m. Class of 1968 Send-off Brunch

President’s Dining Room, Third Floor, University Commons 
Members of the Class of 1968 are invited to gather one more time to reminisce with friends old and new. Who can believe it’s been 50 years?!? Be sure to trade email addresses and phone numbers so you can stay in touch!

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Who’s Coming

1967 Homecoming game halftime show with the Millikin Marching Band.

Take a look at who is planning to attend Homecoming & Family Weekend 2018 to celebrate 50 years!

Updated Sept. 26, 2018.

  • Edward Cave
  • David Coen
  • Paula Koyak Cordts
  • Tom Cordts
  • Cheryl Gary Currie
  • Anne Heinle Edsall
  • Dan Farrell
  • Harry Futrell
  • John Glosser
  • Karen Maurer Krows
  • Barbara Chasteen Lebeck
  • Ken Lebeck
  • Johnnye Johnson Locke
  • Lynne Wheeler Mormino
  • Ann Davidson Peel
  • Terry Peel
  • Fran Coutant Peterson
  • Carol Black Phillips
  • Carl Poelker
  • Roe Skidmore
  • Sharon Liston Yeakley
  • Chuck Yurieci​



1967 Homecoming game versus Wheaton College.

Class of 1968 Scholarship

As we commemorate the past at this 50th reunion, we also look to the future. This celebration is a time to support the next generation of Millikin students! Please join the class of 1968 reunion co-chairs in making a gift to the Class of 1968 Scholarship. The fund will help make a college education possible for a deserving Millikin student, and create a legacy for the Class of 1968. Almost 100 percent of Millikin students receive financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships. The goal is to raise at least $10,000 to endow the Class of 1968 Scholarship, so it can be awarded in perpetuity. Let’s aim to meet this goal by Homecoming & Family Weekend!

Give Now

Questions? Contact Mandi Landacre Podeschi ’02, senior director of development, at 217.424.6383 or


In Memoriam

We remember the following members of the Class of 1968 who have passed away: