Spouse name and family information: 
Lisa Mathews; four children: Jared, 24; Michael, 21; Jesse, 20; and Tiffany, 19.

Millikin major: Economics

Current employment: President of Genox Transportation

Why did you choose MU?
I lived in Decatur at the time and MU was close.


Received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and his Master’s degree in Trombone Performance from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. While in school, Mr. Huntoon toured with the American Waterways Wind Orchestra and the Tower Brass Quintet. He also played with the Toledo Jazz Orchestra and Perrysburg Symphony.


A native of Illinois, Kitty moved to West Lafayette, Indiana in 1987 to join Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO). In addition to acting as a musical director and arranger at PMO, she directed development, marketing, public relations and special events during her ten years with the organization.

Sport and position: Football, offensive guard

Millikin major: Physical education

  • Other degrees:
    • Master’s degree in athletic administration from Eastern Illinois University, 1994.

Current employment: Athletic director/head football coach at Rochelle Township High School (RTHS) in Rochelle, Ill.

Personal Big Blue stats/athletic achievements:

Sport(s) and position(s):

  • Track & Field, throws (javelin, shot put, discus)
  • Women's basketball, guard
  • Women's tennis, doubles

Millikin major: Accounting

  • Other degrees:
    • Master’s degree in business administration, Illinois State University

Current employment: Southwest Corrugated Inc. in Houston

Personal Big Blue stats/athletic

Sport and position: Football, linebacker

Millikin major: Marketing

Current employment: State Farm Insurance Co. for 23 years:

  • 21 years in claims/subrogation
  • Two years in personal lines underwriting

Personal Big Blue stats/athletic achievements:

Father Nick established the Smith/Orlandini Scholarship, as well as the Smith/Orlandini Award, both of which benefit Exercise Science and Sport students.

“This place meant a lot to me. It still means a lot to me. And I’ve always been taught that when something is important to you, you give back.” - Father Nick Smith ’83

Millikin major: Accounting

  • Other degrees:
    • Master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Ill.

Current employment:
Managing director at Wells Fargo

Why did you choose MU?  
The confluence of a few key factors led me to Millikin, including an interest in small schools, proximity to home and

David and his wife, Debra, established the David L. and Debra S. Weatherford Scholarship, which provides support for a business student with preference given to a transfer student.

“My wife and I have spent over three decades, including relocations to five states, pursuing our business careers and we have great respect for the skill set required to succeed in the business field. Our endowed scholarship will help deserving students achieve their education goals and

Family information:
Five daughters: Tiana M. Perry, 39; Aleshia N. Buskirk, 34; Jermella Fulford, 34; Shemika R. Stanley, 28; Naomi D. Stanley, 18. Seven grandchildren: Hakeemah Fuller, 21; DeMarkus Perry, 18; DeaVon Perry, 17; Markayla Tucker, 15; Markita Tucker, 15; Kasius Buskirk, 8; Kyson Buskirk, 4.

Sport(s) and position(s): Football, outside linebacker

Millikin major: Business Administration