Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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Recent news:

  • Renee (Estes) Welch ('01) is Director of Career Services at the University of Northern Colorado.
  • Katie (Gifford) Huber ('09) is Event Manager at Gateway Center in Collinsville, IL.
  • Crystal (Walline) Lytle ('02) is Assistant Professor of Biology at Monmouth College

Here is a list of recent alumni from the chemistry department and what they are doing at last report:

Honorary Chemistry Alumni

  • Jessica Lindemann, 2011-medical school, Rochester University
  • Katie Bates, 2009-MEDPREP program, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Michael Minton, 2008-Sales Associate, Surgical Devices GBU, Covidien, Dallas TX
  • Andy Dunn, 2008 (D.O., Des Moines University)-Family Medicine Residency, Adventist Hinsdale
  • Karie Elliot, 2007-graduate school, St. Louis University
  • Phyllis Jones, 2006 (Pharm.D., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville)
  • Crystal (Walline) Lytle, 2002 (Ph.D., neuropharmacology, Purdue)-Assistant Professor, Monmouth College


Class of 2013

  • Brandon Barringer-pharmacy school, University of Illinois-Chicago at Rockford
  • Heather Darby
  • Janet Ellis-pharmacy school
  • Sean Keil-graduate school, Illinois State University
  • Lauren Kitterman-research scientist, DuPont, NJ
  • Mille McClendon-chiropractic school
  • Samantha Parks
  • Cody Smith
  • Kelsy Whitney-laboratory technician, ADM, Decatur

Class of 2012

  • Kirsten Daykin-graduate school, Florida State University
  • Denise Freeman-graduate school, Michigan State University
  • Stephanie Gates-graduate school, University of Michigan
  • Val Kale-sales, Peoria IL
  • Kris Orlando
  • Kim Watson-graduate school, Purdue University

Class of 2011

  • Madonna Aus-Der-Au-sales representative, Oberweis Dairy
  • Bobby Gregory-medical scribe, Scribe America, Crystal Lake, MO
  • Brittany Hassee-Field Conversion Specialist, Covidien Surgical Devices, Norwalk CT
  • Zach Hays-laboratory technician, ADM, Decatur
  • Caitlin Klimavicz-medical school, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Tim Nielsen-research technician, Petrochemicals Department, BP, Naperville IL
  • Dian Romonosky-graduate school, University of California-Irvine
  • Heather Schoonover-graduate school, St. Louis University
  • Veronica Sunderland-sales representative, Covidien Surgical Devices, Norwalk CT
  • Paige Wallace-graduate school, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • Tina Weder-Tate and Lyle Research, Decatur
  • Elise Wildman-pharmacy school, University of Illinois-Chicago at Rockford

Class of 2010

  • Lauren Bringman-graduate school, Biomedical Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis IN
  • Carrie Bruno-pharmacy school, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Zach Holthaus-Freight Broker, Logistics Department, ADM, Decatur
  • Kenneth Mentzer-Akorn Pharmaceuticals, Decatur
  • Jodi (Brown) Morganthaler-Tate and Lyle Research, Decatur
  • Joel Ohrlund
  • Lori O'Connor-Tate and Lyle Research, Decatur; graduate school, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Clay Parks-medical school, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Eric Wolfe-substitute teacher, Paxton, IL
  • Nick Wright-GC operator, Isotech Labs, Champaign IL

Class of 2009

  • Brandon Davis-quality control specialist, PVS Chemicals, Chicago IL 
  • Danielle Daykin-pharmacy school, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Justin DeYoung-compliance and safety specialist, Selig Sealing, Forrest IL
  • Brenna Gatewood-employed at Covance, graduate school, Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis 
  • Lenora Gore-graduate school, DePaul University, Chicago IL
  • Katie (Gifford) Huber (master's degree, sports management, SIU-Edwardsville)-Event Manager, Gateway Center, Collinsville IL
  • Chelsey Imel-pharmacy school, Chicago State University School of Pharmacy
  • Heather (Althouse) Jones-analytical chemist, BioProducts Lab, ADM, Decatur
  • Sarah Lantvit-graduate school, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO
  • Roselyn Migliorini (professional master's degree, chemical engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology)  
  • Anthony O'Brien
  • Jennifer (Peterson) Osborne-Business Development Manager, ATI Physical Therapy, Chicago
  • Mollie Wetter-research chemist, ADM, Decatur 

Class of 2008

  • Nick Bley-Tractor Trailer Supply Company, St. Louis
  • Susan Clardy (PhD, Syracuse University)-postdoctoral researcher
  • Corinne Cullina-laboratory technician, EPL Bioanalytical Services, Harristown IL
  • Matt Dahlman-research chemist, ADM, Decatur
  • Amanda Gass-QC chemist, Reliable Pharmaceutical Corp.
  • Courtney Goodwin-Manager of Professional Training and Development, Covidien, Manhattan NY
  • Megan (Bilyeu) Jones-Managing Director, Huntington Learning Center, Columbus OH
  • Keith Kunz-research chemist, Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis
  • Jessi (Etherton) McClurg-organic chemist, ADM, Decatur
  • Arti Patel-MBA program, Illinois State University, Normal IL
  • Carlissa Rawls-laboratory technician, ADM, Decatur
  • Frederik Rebling-medical school, George Washington University, Washington DC
  • Donald Reed-graduate school, Illinois State University, Normal IL
  • Steve Smedberg-Fluidynamics Site Manager, ChemTool, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Tori Stanislovaitis-pharmacy school, Midwestern University, Downers Grove IL
  • Joan Tirado-graduate school, Illinois State University, Normal IL
  • Amanda Walker-corporate accounting manager, Mueller Co., Decatur

Class of 2007

  • Chelsea (Zombro) Bruns-homemaker, Decatur
  • Eric Dore-R&D chemist, Abbott Labs, North Chicago
  • John Fishel-lab technician, FONA International, Geneva IL
  • Ashley Gilmore-staff analyst, PDC Laboratories, Inc, Peoria IL
  • Chris Howse-medical school, University of Illinois, Rockford IL
  • Sarah Johansen-Associate Chemist (Bio-Organic Group), Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis
  • Jeannie Kim
  • Ryan McCullough-QA/QC Scientist, HNC Products, Inc., Clinton IL
  • Josh McGee (graduate school, Illinois State University)-QC/QA Chemist, HNC Products, Inc., Clinton IL  
  • Kim Riggen (Pharm.D., University of Iowa)
  • Alya Saqer-graduate school, Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago
  • Ryan Stuckemeyer

Class of 2006

  • Katherine Avery (MD, Southern Illinois University)-general surgery resident, New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY
  • Jessi (Sjoken) Baker-plant chemist, Bio-Alternative LLC, Covington IN
  • Bryan Barton (PhD, chemistry, U of Illinois)-research chemist, Dow Chemical Co., Midland MI
  • Samantha (Madlem) Bhosale-homemaker, Peoria
  • Kelley Bracken-high school science teacher, Meridian
  • Matthew Brown
  • Melissa Christen (MD, Wake Forest University)-general surgery resident, East Tennessee State University
  • Beth Coons-Caterpillar, Peoria
  • Nicole Kennedy (MD, University of Illinois, Chicago)-family medicine resident, Greenwood SC
  • Bryan Kickle-scientist II, Food Oil Development and Applications, ADM Research, Decatur
  • Sarah Massey-Tate and Lyle Research, Decatur
  • Stephanie Seasly-medical school, Tulane University, New Orleans
  • Patricia (Franke) Smith-quality control chemist, Akorn Pharmaceuticals, Decatur
  • Andrew White-Roche Diagnostics, Indianapolis
  • Paul Yemm-head swim coach, Millikin University
  • Ryan Young-MWH Global, Richmond, KY

Class of 2005

  • Brittany (Widenhofer) Atwood-homemaker, Decatur
  • James Bratcher
  • Shondra (Furto) Cook (MS, food science, U of Illinois, Urbana)-Tate and Lyle Research, Decatur
  • Gaelle Fearheiley-Madison WI
  • Aaron Kinkelaar-environmental chemist, Bodine Environmental Services, Decatur
  • Eric Kotal (MD, Southern Illinois University)-emergency medicine resident, Michigan State University, Kalamazoo
  • Lyn Kravanya-MBA program, U of Illinois, Springfield
  • Zach Lukens (MS, Chemical Engineering, Washington U, St Louis)-ADM Research, Decatur.
  • Nathan O'Neill-QC manager, Arkansas Lime Company (US Lime and Minerals), Batesville AR
  • Kim Schmitt (MBA, St. Louis University)-research chemist, Covidien, St. Louis
  • Kristy Topalovich (chemistry education, DePaul University)-Roscoe, IL
  • Doug Wolber-ADM Research, Decatur
  • Christopher Zochowski-graduate school, chemistry, Illinois State University

Class of 2004

  • Greg Cothern (M.S., Eastern Illinois University)-high school science teacher & coach, Pana, IL
  • Diane Imburgia-dental school, Indiana University
  • Adam Krebs
  • Joanne Mak-post-baccalaureate med-prep program, City College of New York
  • Aaron Matheson-high school science teacher, Bloomington
  • Aaron Rund (MD, St. Louis University)-medical residency, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
  • Alan Stutzman-graduate school, SIU medical school, Springfield
  • Josh Sudbury-master service technician (water treatment), Chardon Laboratories, Griffith, Indiana
  • Alishea (Pulley) Walker-Akorn Pharmaceuticals, Decatur
  • Lynell Williams (MD, Loyola)-medical residency, Detroit

Class of 2003

  • Adina Boyd-graduate school, chemistry, Rice University, Houston TX
  • Brad Brown-graduate school, chemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
  • Melissa Fisher-dental school, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale FL
  • Jodi (Evans) Goodman (MS, chemistry, Indiana University)-St. Louis, MO 
  • Sara (Ray) Helmus (PhD, chemistry, The Ohio State University)-adjunct faculty member, Middlesex Community College, Farmington, CT

Class of 2002

  • Tim Brach-IT customer support, CommScope, Chicago
  • Tim Brewer (PhD, analytical chemistry, Clemson University)-postdoctoral research chemist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg MD
  • Linda Fanis-Chemistry Instructor, Madison Area Technical College, Madison WI
  • Cory Moffat (MS, chemistry, Purdue University)
  • Anna Osladil (MD, Southern Illinois University)-emergency room physician, Memorial Medical Center, Springfield IL
  • Michael Sarff-Covidien/Mallinckrodt, St. Louis

Class of 2001

  • Patricia Bean-ADM Research, Decatur
  • Sara (Holland) Bendler (MS, chemistry, Eastern Illinois University)-research chemist, EPL Bioanalytical Systems, Harristown
  • Scott Bilyeu (MD, U of Illinois-Chicago)-family & sports medicine, St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur
  • Ryan Cleland-chiropractor and co-owner, Infinite Wellness Chiropractic Ltd., Edwardsville IL
  • Dennis Janecke (DDS, Marquette University)
  • Catherine Kim-food product sales, ADM Corporate, Decatur
  • Sara (Brown) Murdick (MD, U of Cincinnati)-resident at Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Jessica (White) Roeder
  • Deia Shipp-MedPointe, Decatur
  • Renee (Estes) Welch (MS, student service, Miami University)-director, Career Services, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley CO
  • Mandy Wimmer

Class of 2000

  • Kyle Atchason-Akorn Pharmaceuticals, Decatur
  • Alison Bilyeu (MD, U of Illinois)-private practice, Decatur
  • Todd Wilkinson (JD, Northern Illinois University Law School)-attorney for GSI Group, Assumption IL

Class of 1999

  • Laura Feltes (MS, IUPUI, Indianapolis)-Abbott Laboratories
  • Alex Gorbonos (MD, Albert Einstein, New York)-urologist, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
  • Matt Hudson (MS, The Ohio State University)-Quality Assurance Analyst, MedWiz Technologies, Columbus, OH
  • Leah Jones-Vice President of Social and Emerging Media, OLSON, Chicago
  • Mary Martin-math teacher, Lutheran School Association, Decatur
  • Heath Poulos-O'Brien Auto, Champaign, IL
  • Cathy Ptasnik-Stepan Chemical, Northbrook
  • Nathaniel Rood
  • Ryan Senger (PhD, chemical engineering, Colorado State University)-assistant professor, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg VA
  • Jake Slavish (PhD, University of Arizona)-researcher, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Justin Smith (MS, Uof Illinois)-Six Sigma Black Belt, Eli Lilly, Indianapolis
  • Nicole Tester (PhD, neuroscience, U of Florida)-associate investigator, VA Medical Center, Gainesville FL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL