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,

Dr. Jennifer Wolfe Grenier graduated from Millikin with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2002. After earning an MSN from Lewis University in 2012, Grenier went on to complete a doctorate in systems leadership from Rush University, with a focus on decreasing workplace bullying and incivility. She has presented at several organizations across the state on her DNP work.

You and your friends are inserting a lot of colorful fun into the Summer Olympics -- from your patriotic outfits to your overwhelming enthusiasm for the USA team. In fact, this has led to a lot of attention from media, including USA Today and the Today show. Are you hearing from Millikin friends who've seen you in the news?
Yes, many of them have contacted me via Facebook or text to let me know that they saw me on TV, or in a picture with an article online. It's really fun

Class of

International Street Art

Eric Lee, BFA 2002. Eric is a full time artist living and working in Chicago.  He has exhibited his work in both Chicago and Paris. He has created murals around the world including Chicago, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Osaka. His work was recently included in the International Art Basel Exhibition, Basel, Switzerland. His work can be found on his website at http://www.worksbyelee.com and on Facebook at Works by E

Published in the 2015 Homecoming program.

Corey Jefferson ’02 of Lewisville, Texas, was a four-year letterwinner and award-winning sprinter for the Big Blue track and field team. Named the team’s MVP in 2002, Jefferson holds several Millikin records and was a member of the 2002 400-meter relay team that set the outdoor record (41.45) that still stands today.


In 2003, Karrie moved to Nashville where she began an internship at WAYfm radio station where she worked on production for the morning show. Her relationships at WAYfm helped her receive the job of radio promotions at Provident Music Group, a division of SonyBMG.

Breaking Through

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.

Spouse name and family information: Alayna Hirsch Taylor ’08; son Teagan Taylor, 3 

Sport(s) and position(s): 

  • Softball, third base (varsity, four years)
  • Volleyball, setter (JV, two years)

Millikin major: Business management, concentration in human resource management 

Millikin major: Management Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science