Featured Tabor Alumni
Jamie Rockhold graduated from Millikin University Summa Cum Laude in 2014 with a B.S. in Accounting and Information Systems. As a Presidential Scholar and an Honors student, she pursued many opportunities to represent Tabor and Millikin, including serving on the leadership board of Collegiate DECA, Student Honors Advisory Council, and the Tabor Student Advisory Council.
Kevin is currently a corporate associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on private equity, mergers & acquisitions and corporate counseling. Prior to joining Kirkland, Kevin attended the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Articles Development Editor of the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal and was involved in various student groups. While at Millikin, Kevin studied finance and participated in moot court, baseball, the Tabor Investment Portfolio, Tau Kappa Epsilon and the Blue connection art gallery. Kevin graduated from
Great Scot! What a Festival!
By Katie Liesener ’03 | Published in summer 2015 issue of Millikin Quarterly magazine.
Over a weekend each June, a field in Itasca, Ill., transforms into a curious tent city. Bagpipers bray at the entrance. Children, clacking wooden swords, run among the legs of kilted Scots in crisp Glengarry hats whose faces glow red from whiskey tastings. Now and again, the Scots raise a cheer: “For rugby scores! For hay bales heaved skyward! For the knobbliest knees sashayed across a stage!”
Giovanni Pasotto holds the position of General Manager for Centro Studi Italiani, one of the most respected Italian language and cultural centers in Italy. Based in Urbania, in the heart of the Le Marche region, the company was founded in 1986 by his parents and hosts an average of 500 students per year come from over 180 different countries throughout the world.
Prior to joining Centro Studi Italiani, Giovanni built his career in Milan where for four years he served as a consultant for a consortium of arts/cultural organizations and fashion companies. Before this, he spent a year in London
Nikki Garry is a Decatur native and is employed at the GSI Group, LLC, as a Financial Analyst. Previously, she worked as an Accounting Analyst for ADM.
Nikki believes in the value of lifelong learning. She has her B.S. in Accounting from Millikin University, an M.S. in Accounting from Liberty University, and a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from Richland Community College. Nikki is also a graduate and coordinator of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a member of Toastmasters International, a certified facilitator for Development Dimensions International (DDI) and a part-time non-
Published in the 2015 Homecoming program.
Corey Jefferson ’02 of Lewisville, Texas, was a four-year letterwinner and award-winning sprinter for the Big Blue track and field team. Named the team’s MVP in 2002, Jefferson holds several Millikin records and was a member of the 2002 400-meter relay team that set the outdoor record (41.45) that still stands today.
Millikin major: Management Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science
Bob is a member of BKD National Financial Services Group and provides a full range of assurance and consulting services to banks, thrifts and credit unions. He also provides audit and consulting services to employee benefit plans.
Bob has more than 18 years of experience serving these entities. His experience includes external audit, internal audit, strategic modeling, mergers and acquisitions and capital planning. He also has experience in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Illinois CPA
Not Toying Around
By Amanda Hamilton ’14 | Published in the summer 2015 issue of Millikin Quarterly magazine.
When friends survey Chris Phillips’ extensive collection of retro toys and comic books, he loves watching their smiles as they find a toy they once had as a child. And as vice president of marketing for Decatur’s Land of Lincoln Credit Union, he also appreciates how their reactions reflect the expertise that went into marketing those toys.
Published in the 2015 Homecoming program.
Sheri Timmons Reck ’91 was an award-winning member of the Big Blue softball team, and a force to be reckoned with on the pitcher’s mound. In 1991, she pitched the first perfect game in Big Blue history. Three of the four years Reck was on the mound, the softball team qualified for post-season play, holding season records of 34-8 (1988), 28-10 (1989) and 32-6 (1990), and qualifying for the 1988 and 1990 NCAA tournaments, as well as winning two conference championships.