Fall 2021 Articles
Celebrating 50 Years of Millikin Women Athletics
To be a student-athlete at Millikin University takes sacrifice and commitment. "Wearing the Blue" is a privilege reserved for individuals willing to do anything to represent Millikin and the Big Blue family.
Alumni Profile: Pat Kinas, Class of 1992
Millikin Nursing Alum Makes Big Impact on Little Patient
Following six-year-old Shoni Anderson's diagnosis of leukemia in February 2021, her family has seen an outpouring of support from the Decatur (Ill.) community, which has helped them find comfort and positivity amidst the challenges of their daughter's illness and treatments.
In the latest edition of Millikin Magazine, we celebrate those who excelled in competition and became role models for the next generation of student-athletes. Millikin University has a long-standing history of women's athletics, and now, over 50 years and 10 NCAA teams later, Millikin is celebrating a proud tradition of women wearing the Big Blue.
Alumni Legacy Spotlight: Meg & Olivia Marquardt
Though much has changed since her mother attended Millikin University, Olivia Marquardt, Class of 2023, and her mother, Meg, share a timeless bond — competing as part of the Big Blue athletics program.
From lifelong friendships with their teammates to learning how to tackle difficulties commonly faced by female athletes, Olivia and Meg's involvement with Millikin athletics has helped shape their futures.
Education major brings agriculture to elementary school students
Millikin University junior Gretchen Gould is working to bring agriculture back into elementary school classrooms with the help from her professors and inspiration from her internship experiences. Gretchen is an elementary education major in Millikin's School of Education and is also pursuing an endorsement in special education.
Alumni Spotlight: Jeff Geary, Class of 1991
Lockharts take on Millikin together
When Brandon and Megan Lockhart decided to go back to school together and pursue their undergraduate degrees at Millikin University, it was with a wealth of experience and foundation of success already under their belts. The husband and wife pair are the founders and previous owners of Lockhart’s Barber Shop and Lockhart’s Barber College, both successful businesses in Central Illinois, as well as owners of more than 100 rental units.