Leighty-Tabor Science Center
Thanks to a very generous gift from John and Ula Leighty, Millikin University chemistry and biology graduates, respectively, and Purvis F. and Roberta Tabor, biology, chemistry, physics and nursing received a new home in 2002.
Dr. Leighty helped commercialize the production of antibiotics such as penicillin. Mr. Tabor was an enterprising businessman whose Tabor Grain & Feed company merged with Archer Daniels Midland in 1975.
The 83,000-square-foot Leighty-Tabor Science Center includes the Biology Department in its entirety, with classrooms, teaching laboratories, well-equipped research labs and a greenhouse.
The building also houses plenty of computer labs and common space for studying alone or in groups.