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The Other Side of Fear
by Margaret Allen Friend
Published in the Winter 2017-18 issue of Millikin Magazine.
Leaving your home and moving nearly 9,000 miles away to a country where you don’t know anyone or speak the language is daunting to most. But for Amy Turner ’05, moving to Cambodia to work with Hope for Justice, a global organization that fights human trafficking and slavery, was years in the making and a lifelong passion realized.
Why join the Alumni Association Board?
I still reflect fondly on my memories at Millikin and hold those friendships very near to me. I believe MU provides an environment for learning that is second to none. I also believe alumni need assistance in understanding their part in extending the Big Blue Tradition to students across the nation.
T.J. began his professional career working at the Ravinia Music Festival in Highland Park, IL as a Production Assistant for the Steans Institute for Young Artists and the Main-stage Production Office. T.J. had the fortune of securing a second job with Midwest Young Artists (MYA), a leading youth music program. when Ravinia's season completed at the end of the summer of 2004.
Andy completed a Masters in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA post graduation. While at Georgia State he worked as an accompanist for the men's glee club, student lessons, choral concerts and festivals and accompanied various undergraduate and graduate voice and instrumental recitals.
Following graduation, John moved to Springfield, IL to teach private guitar lessons. He is also a part-time faculty member in the guitar department at Millikin University. In addition to teaching, John tours with The Micah Walk Band. The group has recorded two full-length albums: Bright Side Fantasy in 2008 and Change in 2006.
Scaling the Ivory Tower
By Amanda Hamilton ’14 | Originally published in Summer 2015 Millikin Quarterly
When Catie Huggins ’04 of Chicago originally came to Millikin, her interest was in musical theatre, but it wasn’t long before she discovered opera.
Eric is currently a public relations/media consultant with Urquhart Media, LLC, a Chicago-based public affairs firm that specializes in crisis communications, issue advocacy and e-communications. At present, Eric manages a roster of over a half-dozen public and private sector clients.
Amy is currently the Manager of Licensing and Royalty Administration for Naxos of America and Ariadne Music Resources. Amy went on to Graduate School at the University of Miami in Miami, FL. While there, Amy interned with BMG Music Publishing, US Latin division for a year.
After completing her Master's in 2004, Amy moved to Nashville, TN. She was hired at Naxos of America as their Music Licensing Administrator. During her first year with Naxos, she developed an administration
Stage director Andrew Ryker is the Artistic Director of Boston Opera Collaborative and teaching fellow at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. He has served on the directing staff at Opera North and New Jersey Opera Theater and has directed productions for New England Conservatory, Boston Opera Collaborative, and the Intermezzo Chamber Opera Series.
Published in the 2015 Homecoming program.
Nathan Carden ’03 of Rockford, Ill., was an award-winning, two-sport athlete at Millikin. A defensive lineman and four-year letterwinner for the Big Blue football team, Carden was team co-captain and most valuable player in 2002. He also earned College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) first team all-conference honors and was twice named CCIW Player of the Week that season. He was named CCIW second team all-conference in 2001