Featured Millikin Alumni
I graduated from Millikin University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Spanish. I went immediately on to the Ph.D. program at the University of Illinois, where I am now planning to take my doctoral exams and to apply for funding for my advanced dissertation research. I look back on my years at Millikin with incredible fondness, not for nostalgic reasons,but for the extreme openness and availability of the faculty while I was there and in every year since I graduated.
Millikin major: Athletic training
- Other degrees:
- Master of Science in kinesiology (sports medicine concentration) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
- Doctor of Health Science in health science (leadership and organizational behavior concentration) at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, 2016
Current employment: I currently work at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio,
Shortly after graduation, Linda went to graduate school at Illinois State University to study college student personnel administration. After graduating with her masters in 2004, Linda worked for four years at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois.
Following graduation, Darice worked as a cost accountant for Caterpillar, Inc. in Decatur, IL before moving to Santa Monica, CA where she became senior accountant for a nonprofit affordable housing firm called the Community Corporation of Santa Monica.
By Jenell Anderson Hironimus | Published in the winter 2011-12 issue of Millikin Quarterly magazine.
Jarrett Johnson ’01 planned on becoming a civil or electrical engineer. But that all changed when a friend’s mother suggested Millikin.
After graduating from Millikin, Pete moved to Los Angeles, CA to begin working with the respected talent agency, Kazarian Spencer & Associates before moving to his current position as Director of Dance and West Coast Theatre for Clear Talent Group (CTG). CTG is a full service talent agency with offices in Los Angeles and New York. The agency has emerged as the go-to agency for professional dancers and singers.
Dancing for Peace
By Jackson Lewis ’13 | Published in the fall 2011 issue of Millikin Quarterly magazine.
Most theatre practitioners would leap at the opportunity to teach children dance, but very few would travel to the Most Mira “Bridge of Peace” Youth Arts Festival in Kevljani, Bosnia, to do so. Enter Shawn Lent, armed only with a Bosnian vocabulary consisting of eight words, yet still prepared with what she calls “the importance of creativity and hope.”
John "Jay" Schleppenbach is an attorney at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago, IL. His practice focuses on the litigation of complex civil matters, including class action securities litigation and international arbitrations. He recently published an article on the enforcement of international arbitral awards in Dispute Resolution Journal.
John went on to receive a Masters in Music from Bowling Green State University before returning to Millikin as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music. He teaches music theory, composition, and directs vocal jazz ensembles. His choral and chamber music has been performed throughout North America and Europe. The University of Oregon’s Waging Peace Through Singing, an international competition for choral music on the theme of peace, has recognized his work.
Aaron completed a Doctorate of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature from Indiana University shortly after leaving Millikin. He currently sings with Cantus, a nine-member professional, male, vocal ensemble based in Minneapolis, MN.
During his tenure with Cantus, Aaron has enjoyed solo appearances with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Minnesota Orchestra and the Boston Pops. Performing with Cantus has taken Aaron from the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center to