Two years ago, Dr. Gail Fyke's son was successfully recovering from brain surgery at a New York area hospital, when inspiration struck ... an idea for a unique research project that is now helping people in the Decatur community.
College of Professional Studies Articles
New Millikin graduate embarks on next step as a teacher
Millikin University's School of Education creates a community of learners and learning environments that demonstrate the value of active learning. One of the important aspects of the School of Education's curriculum is the co-teaching model for all teacher candidates during the student teaching experience.
"Today marks the beginning of your independent life."
Commencement has a very special and symbolic significance. By definition, it means initiation, inception, or a time when something begins, and for the Millikin University graduating Class of 2021, it meant taking the next step.
Student's love for community leads to decision to stay local
While growing up in Mt. Zion, Ill., just about 20 minutes away from Millikin University's campus, Gracey Reynolds knew at an early age that she wanted to become a teacher. Throughout her time in junior high and high school, she was exploring her options, but as college drew closer, she felt a calling in her heart to pursue her passion for teaching.
Dr. Gail Fyke recognized for contributions to the nursing profession
Millikin hosts on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic
Millikin University nursing students served as an integral part of an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic held in the University Commons on May 4. Nursing students received firsthand experience by helping the Macon County Health Department administer vaccines to students, faculty, staff, and local community members.
Many have faced challenges and unique changes the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but perhaps none have seen more challenges than those in the medical field. Nurses and Millikin nursing students alike have had to adapt to the current climate and have been tested to their limits.
"Each individual being recognized has given much of themselves in the pursuit of academic excellence."
"I'm constantly learning as I teach which is why I enjoy it so much."
Dr. Ngozi Onuora never says no to embracing new experiences. Her passion for literature has paved the way for a successful teaching career that has impacted the Millikin University community for almost two decades.