Millikin graduates honored at 111th Commencement Ceremony
Millikin University presented bachelor's degrees to graduates during its 111th Commencement ceremony on May 17 at the Decatur Civic Center.
Graduates on May 17 represented Millikin University's College of Arts & Sciences, Fine Arts, Professional Studies and Tabor School of Business.
Millikin's 2015 Commencement speaker was Kenneth L. Smithmier, president and chief executive officer of Illinois Health and Science (IHS). Smithmier's commencement address was entitled "Write Your Epitaph Now." Smithmier received his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University and his master's degree in hospital administration from the University of Minnesota.
The ceremony also featured remarks by student Terrence L. Hodge of Chicago, Ill., who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. Hodge was selected by his fellow classmates to address the graduating class.
Millikin University also honored graduates of its Professional Adult Comprehensive Education (PACE) program and Master of Business Administration (MBA) program on May 16 in Kirkland Fine Arts Center.
Sharon T. Alpi, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Millikin University, provided the commencement address on May 16. The ceremony also featured remarks by PACE graduate Natasha Huffman of Decatur, Ill., and Denise R. Smith of Sullivan, Ill., who earned her Master of Business Administration. Huffman graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership.
Click here to read an article from the Herald & Review recapping Millikin University's 111th Commencement ceremony.