May 3, 2016 at 2:45pm

The Next 100 Years

Tim StoneMillikin University's Institute for Science Entrepreneurship, a signature program of Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship, will conclude its 2015-16 Speaker Series on Tuesday, May 10, with keynote speaker Tim Stone, president and CEO of Decatur Memorial Hospital. The title of the presentation is "The Next 100 Years!"

The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lower Richards Treat University Center on Millikin's campus; the event is free and open to the public.

Tim Stone joined the corporation in January 1995 having previously worked for the BJC Healthcare System in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Stone had senior management responsibility at both the BJC affiliates in West St. Louis County (1990-1995) and St. Peters, Mo (1988-1990).

Mr. Stone is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives as well as other professional organizations. Mr. Stone currently holds the position of chairperson of the Board of Directors of Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA)/Mid-America Region. He serves as treasurer of Mid-America Service Solutions, a supply chain company owned by Decatur Memorial Hospital and eight other healthcare systems. He also serves as chairperson on the Decatur and Macon County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors.

Mr. Stone received his bachelor's degree in business management with an emphasis in healthcare administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., in 1986 and a master's degree in health services management from Webster University in 1988.

Millikin's Science Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, brought to you by Busey, focuses on science entrepreneurship and how an increased emphasis on entrepreneurship can spark job creation and societal well-being. Throughout the academic year, executives from science ventures discuss particular aspects of their business. In addition, business leaders discuss broader topics of interest.

The mission of Millikin University's Institute for Science Entrepreneurship is to connect Millikin University, its students, and the greater community to opportunities for personal, professional and organizational advancement through science entrepreneurship. The institute was founded by Dr. David Horn, professor of biology, Dr. George Bennett, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Casey Watson, associate professor of physics.  

The Institute for Science Entrepreneurship

The Institute for Science Entrepreneurship has received funding from 300 Below Inc., Andreas Foundation through the Community Foundation of Macon County, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Brechnitz Group of Raymond James, Busey, Caterpillar Decatur, Coleman Foundation, Decatur Memorial Hospital, John Ullrich Foundation, Millikin University, Parke Warehouses, St. Mary's Hospital, Tate & Lyle, Wild Bird Feeding Industry, Zevacor Molecular, a private foundation, and several anonymous donors to develop the 2015-16 Speaker Series and other institute programming.

Busey is the title sponsor of Millikin University's Institute for Science Entrepreneurship 2015-16 Speaker Series. First Busey Corporation (Nasdaq: BUSE) is a $3.9 billion financial holding company headquartered in Champaign, Ill. Busey Bank, First Busey Corporation's wholly-owned bank subsidiary, is also headquartered in Champaign, Ill., and has 28 banking centers serving Illinois, a banking center in Indianapolis, Ind., and seven banking centers serving southwest Florida. For more information, visit  

For more information on the speaker series or the Millikin Institute for Science Entrepreneurship, contact Dr. David Horn at 217.424.6392, by e-mail at or visit