Fall 2017 Capstone Project ISA Conference - We did it!

2017 Capstone

Hannah Musson, the OL Student of the Spring 2017 cohort who grew the most during her time at Millikin.

Senior Sociology Capstone Presentations 

OL Graduates May 2017

OL Graduates May 2016

Organizational Leadership Graduates 2016

OL310 Group and Team Dynamics Christmas Concert Winners

Three teams of OL students competed for the best rendition of Jingle Bells (using children's toy musical instruments and voice) in front of the PACE IN350 Global Nutrition class. The winners receive bragging rights for the next year and their photos on the department website.

Mark Sweeney, Debbie Brownlee,  Hannah Musson, Stacey Longfellow and Danette Beach won this year's honors with Hannah's surprise vocal talent and festive Santa hats!

Student Highlight

Dianne Bailey

Dianne BaileyDianne has been a student at Millikin since February of 2012 and joined the OL cohort in Fall 2013 and expects to graduate in Spring 2015.  She brought in about 10 credits from the University of Illinois and Lakeland Community College.  She also took proficiency tests to exempt out of 15 other credits based upon the new prior learning experience feature in PACE.

Dianne is the Manager of Health Information Technology at Pana Community Hospital.  She married her high school sweetheart and has one adult son and two young granddaughters.  She enjoys nature, motorcycle rides, adventures with her granddaughters, and genealogy research.

She says a good work ethic and lifelong learning helped her to excel in her jobs, but she was unable to attain her full potential without a bachelor's degree.  Her CEO and a Millikin alumni convinced her that Millikin's PACE's accelerated format was the perfect environment for mature students who were striving for a better life.  She discovered that their helpful, supportive personal advisors set the program apart from other college experiences.

Dianne chose Organizational Leadership as her major because the communication skills, leadership, and team dynamics emphasis were traits that she believed were invaluable not only for advancement in employment, but also throughout life in every personal or business relationship that might be developed. Dianne says all the general education courses she has taken in PACE have been life-altering and knowledge expanding.  Some favorites were Flora & Fauna, Global Nutrition, and families Across the Generations.  She also claims all her professors have been exceptional.

Her experience at Millikin has been worth the investment of time and funds.  It has been a far better experience than her other colleges!  Millikn's PACE format understands that an adult student's purpose in life is not to master facts, but to expand general knowledge while attaining a degree. Dianne hopes that her Millikin bachelor's degree will provide further growth opportunities at her current employer, as well as open new opportunities in the future. A degree in OL will provide the tools to be a good and effective leader anywhere going forward!