Career Field AmeriCorps Vista
Coming from a developing country I wanted to major in something that I thought could help individuals and communities better themselves. I want to be able to give back to my people by using the tools Millikin equipped me with.
Career Field Communications & Spanish
Millikin always wanted to see me succeed. These are only the very first couple of steps. I am here because of the encouragement I received from the professors that taught me.
Career Field Housekeeping Manager at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
Millikin set me up for success by allowing me to challenge myself. Without Millikin I would not have gained the confidence I have today.
Career Field Organizational Leadership
PACE Success Stories
1. How did you hear about PACE, and what made you decide to take part in the program?
There were several colleagues of mine who went through the program prior to me signing up, and it was highly recommended by each individual. I wanted a program that would allow me to continue my education so I could further my career. I made the decision to move forward with PACE as I wanted a program that would fit into my schedule – not the other way around. PACE offered a way for me to continue to work full-time and further my education while doing so.
2. How did PACE make it possible to fit a degree into your lifestyle and schedule?
Career Field Accounting, Information Systems
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 Millikin in 2013 with a B.S. in Finance.
Career Field State Human Resource Representative
When the PACE Director visited his job site and talked about the PACE program, Travis Jones of Decatur started researching to see if the program would be right for him. Following high school, Travis had studied for a year at MacMurray College, then transferred to a community college in Michigan, and later back to Richland Community College before taking a long hiatus from his education. For the past ten years, Travis has worked for the State of Illinois where he spent six years as a Correctional Counselor for the Department of Corrections.
Career Field Business Management
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 working in the Marketing department of the English National Ballet.
Career Field Finance & Accounting
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-credit instructor at Richland Community College.