Welcome to Millikin University's Commencement website. Throughout this site you will find helpful information to use during your Commencement planning. This year's Commencement and activities surrounding the ceremony are coordinated by the Provost. Many of the questions you may have can be found on these pages or you may direct question towards Cindy Landacre at 217-424-6220.

December 2015 Graduation Speakers

Undergraduate Speaker

Xin "Water" Zhao

Xin "Water" Zhao Xin "Water" Zhao is from Zhuhai, in Southern China, and now resides near Oreana, IL. Water is a Studio Art major, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Graduate Program Speaker

John R. Blakeman

John R. Blakeman John Blakeman is from Taylorville, Illinois and is graduating with a Master of Science in Nursing degree, from the Nurse Educator track.  He is also a clinical nurse on a cardiovascular unit at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.

Winter Graduation Speaker

Dr. Edward C. Elliot, M.D.

Dr. Edward C. Elliott Dr. Edward C. Elliot, M.D., is originally from Lexington, Kentucky.  Dr. Elliott is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.  He is board certified in Radiation Oncology as well as Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.  In over twenty-five years of practice in Decatur and Central Illinois he has helped make Cancer Care Specialists and our community a regionally and nationally recognized center of excellence in providing exceptional care of cancer patients.

Not Participating?

If you will be unable to participate in this year's commencement ceremony, you must request permission to graduate in absentia by writing to Millikin's President Patrick E. White. This letter must be submitted by December 1.