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

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.

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

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


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: Telluride.com/Telluride Alpine Lodging, social media and marketing manager

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I graduated from Millikin in 2010 as a philosophy major and am now a partner with Clark and Jones, Attorneys at Law in Rushville, Illinois.  Before returning to Illinois to practice law, I was an associate attorney with the firm of Cahill, Gordon, and Reindel in New York City, New York in September, 2014. As noted on the firm’s webpage, “Cahill is frequently associated with landmark legal rulings, including its successful defense of The New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case, National Broadcasting


Spouse name and family information: 
Raul Soto ’13; two children: Madison Maliah, 5; Jaxon Raul, 10 months

Millikin major:  Communication

Current employment: Senior recruiter for Green Thumb Industries, Chicago

Why did you choose MU?
The campus sold me – it was beautiful. But beyond the campus, it was the genuinely good, quirky people, from my admissions rep Jessica to all the students I met. It

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