Student Spotlight Articles
"It's a community that is always tight-knit but always seemingly expanding."
One of the most challenging and unique academic years at Millikin University is coming to a close. Millikin and other institutions of higher learning were compelled to change almost everything they do because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now the spring 2021 semester has wrapped up and commencement is on the horizon.
Sophomore business owner making the most of unique learning experiences
Sean Miller did not come to Millikin University with his sights set on becoming a "tech" guy or owning his own business, but two years into his college experience, the sophomore finance and management information systems double major from Hope, Ind., can boast both.
Millikin student hones her craft in Theatre Design and Production
When Katelynn Watkins, senior design and production major from Pekin, Ill., enrolled at Millikin University almost four years ago she admittedly did not know anything about the School of Theatre & Dance's costume shop. Now in the fall semester of her senior year, Watkins is ready to take the theatre production world by storm when she graduates in spring 2021.
"The service is so important especially during the pandemic"
There are many health care workers on the frontlines who have been battling COVID-19. They are working endlessly to provide care to those who are sick; but who is making sure that hospitals are staying protected from the virus? One company that is helping with the cause is ImageFIRST, a health care linen provider.
Millikin graduate accepted into five graduate programs, lands job opportunity at State Farm
Ashlyn Hartman used every single moment to the fullest during her two years at Millikin University. From taking multiple overload semesters, playing for the volleyball team and helping coach Millikin's Men’s Volleyball, to co-founding a new campus organization and interning with State Farm; she made sure she did it all.
Award honors female student-athletes for academics, athletics, service and leadership
Millikin University Athletics in conjunction with the NCAA is pleased to announce that May 2020 graduate and former Big Blue softball standout Kalli Farmer, of Columbia, Ill., has been selected as a nominee for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
TKE Beta Chapter students rewarded for academic excellence
The Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Foundation announced the recipients of its prestigious 2019-20 named scholarships which recognize and reward academic excellence.
Millikin experience helps pianist become a better musician and performer
Leon Lewis-Nicol's story is one of dedication. A native of Freetown, Sierra Leone, the West African native taught himself the piano for 10 years before moving to the United States in 2016 – an accomplishment he's very proud of because "it shows that nothing is impossible regardless of one's background," he says.
Millikin graduate to pursue advanced degree in lighting design
The world has been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, faculty and staff at Millikin University have brought classes to online and distant learning modes, students have adapted and continued learning in new ways, all working to keep Millikin's Performance Learning mission going.