Millikin PACE program expands career options
Millikin University will be honoring graduates of its Professional Adult Comprehensive Education (PACE) program and Master of Business Administration (MBA) program on Saturday, May 16, in Kirkland Fine Arts Center.
One of those graduates will be Dianne Bailey, who was recently named the 2015 PACE Student of the Year. Bailey enrolled in the PACE program in 2012 and will be receiving her bachelor's degree in organizational leadership.
Gail Crookshank, director of the PACE program, said Bailey was nominated by faculty members and peers alike. Crookshank said Bailey is an outstanding scholar and a natural leader.
The ceremony will also include speeches by PACE student Natasha Huffman of Decatur, Ill., and Denise Smith of Sullivan, Ill., who will be receiving her Master of Business Administration.
The PACE program is designed for adults seeking to earn a bachelor's degree in an accelerated evening course format. PACE offers the following majors: Accounting, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Nursing RN to BSN and Organizational Leadership.
PACE also offers Educator Licensure in Early Childhood or Elementary Education for individuals with a baccalaureate degree. Secondary Educator Licensure is offered through Millikin University to adults who already hold a bachelor's degree in specific fields.
Click here to read an article from the Herald & Review covering Dianne Bailey's career and this year's PACE/MBA Commencement ceremony.