Millikin University will host the annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center.
The Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Honors Convocation is one of the University's most notable traditions, capturing the true essence of Millikin in celebrating earnest scholarship, dedicated inquiry, and earned knowledge. The event recognizes students in all four colleges for outstanding scholastic achievement and service to Millikin, and faculty members for exceptional contributions to the university.
Over 70 awards are presented, many of which were established over the past 100 years as a way to remember the Millikin students, faculty, staff and friends who have left a lasting impression upon the University community.
This year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture will be presented by Dr. Judy Parrish, associate professor of biology at Millikin. Dr. Parrish teaches courses in ecology, plant and environmental biology, and plant physiology. She has taught a number of field travel courses for biology students, including classes in Alaska, Costa Rica, Ecuador and South Africa. Dr. Parrish holds a Ph.D. in plant ecology and M.S. in botany from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. from Eastern Illinois University with majors in zoology and botany.
For more information, visit www.millikin.edu/academics/celebrations/honors.