Krista established the Scott-Rauff Mathematics Scholarship in honor of James Rauff, professor of mathematics.

“I support Millikin scholarships today because I was awarded scholarships as part of my own Millikin education. I couldn’t believe that people who knew nothing about me were willing to help me in my continuing education.” - Krista Scott ’16

Alex Stevens ’14 credits Millikin’s Performance Learning program with leading him into the world of lighting design and pushing him to develop both the work ethic and wide range of skills needed to excel there. Stevens says that Performance Learning was akin to “jumping in the deep end and hoping I could learn to swim” — a hands-on environment where choices had consequences and the real-world values of leadership, integrity and responsibility were learned while “working all day every day.”

Darrah Hulva is 2014 communication graduate of Millikin University and current graduate student obtaining a Master’s in Nursing Education. Darrah is actively involved in the Decatur community through Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, Junior Welfare Association, the Alumni Association Board of Director’s, and Decatur Memorial Hospital’s Now and Tomorrow organization.

Job Title: Marketing Specialist
Employer: Clark-Lindsey


Please describe some of your accomplishments after Millikin.

I graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Philosophy. I was awarded the Alice Ambrose Lazerowitz Award in Philosophy and the Scovill Award in 2013. The philosophy department at Millikin is a highly supportive environment, and I absolutely loved my professors. The excellent instruction that I received at Millikin directly influenced my decision to study philosophy at the graduate level. I’m currently a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I received an M.A. in Philosophy in 2017.

The Millikin History Department shares a very close relationship with students. The faculty cares deeply for the students and wants to help them succeed in every aspect of their lives. I have spent countless hours in professors’ offices discussing class lectures, research topics, books,and my future goals. The faculty has been my sounding board and has guided me to achieve success in the classroom and in the professional field. Through the History Department, I have become a well-rounded individual.I

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


Please describe some of your accomplishments after Millikin.

I am in my sixth year of teaching with Decatur Public Schools and have held various job titles within those six years. For the last three years, I have brought community outreach into my classroom at Durfee Elementary, where I teach sixth grade. We have been featured on WAND-TV news as well as in the Decatur Herald & Review newspaper several times. Our school most recently won the “Spirit of Giving” award for

Family information: Fiancé Edward Bills

Sport(s) and position(s): Soccer, forward​

Millikin major: English with an emphasis in journalism

  • Other degrees:
    • Master’s degree in journalism, DePaul University, 2013

Current employment: Alpine Lodging, social media and marketing manager

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