Whether you donate to the university and invest in future students, volunteer your time at the university, or advocate for the school through recruitment or other programs, your efforts benefit the entire university community. Please join me and reinvest in Millikin today. The returns last a lifetime.
(Hired Four Millikin Graduates, Guest Speaker in the Business Program, and Alumni Donor)
Scott Flora, President, Covidien Surgical Devices, Alumni Class of 1978
When I was invited to deliver the baccalaureate address during Commencement 2004, I challenged the graduating class to give something back to their new alma mater. Soon after, I had to honestly ask myself: “What have YOU done for Millikin?” My answer to that question resulted in a wonderful journey to establish the Smith/Orlandini Book Award, given annually to a student with demonstrated financial need in the department of exercise science and sport. This ultimately cultivated my desire to establish a permanent fund honoring my family's connection with Millikin.
Accordingly, I have taken steps to endow the Smith/Orlandini Scholarship. Additional support for the endowment has come from alumni family members, who share my pride in knowing that we are helping assist future generations of Millikin students.
Father Nicholas W. Smith, Alumni Class of 1983
As anyone attending Millikin knows, the cost of fees, books and materials, and living expenses are daunting. The annual support I receive from scholarships is essential in helping me achieve my goals.
Deanna Langland, Student Class of 2011
For two years, I served as a mentor for Millikin's freshmen students, an experience that helped me realize I truly want to be a teacher. I'm grateful to be the recipient of a scholarship that helps reduce my tuition costs and makes this dream possible. Scholarship sponsors play a vital role in helping reduce tuition costs. They are also great role models for inspiring future alumni to make the same type of commitment.
Nicole Emperor, Student Class of 2010
Our alumni have proven time and time again the superior preparation a Millikin education has given them. Although this success is impressive, we now find ourselves at a tipping point.
Laura Ledford, Faculty