Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Merit Award

Michelle Hsiao-Hung Wong ’86 of Hong Kong is a co-founder and now sole owner of Leo Lighting Limited, a manufacturer and international exporter of lamps and other lighting products. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company’s manufacturing facilities are in mainland China. The director of Leo Lighting since its founding in 1996, Wong travels extensively throughout China, Europe and the U.S. 

Wong served as a Millikin trustee from 2008 through 2013. She has also assisted the university in developing a recruiting strategy in Hong Kong and advocates for Millikin when she knows of a student who wants to study in the U.S. 

Wong was financially sponsored to attend Millikin by the late Richard E. Burket, then a senior vice president of Archer Daniels Midland Co. Mr. Burket and Wong met when she served as a translator for him during a business trip to China. She had hoped to repay his generosity, but he indicated that the only payment he wanted was to see her work hard and be successful. Mr. Burket’s generosity and friendship helped inspire Wong to become a successful international businesswoman. 

In 2006, Wong established a scholarship at Millikin to honor Richard E. Burket and continues to support the scholarship with generous gifts. In addition, she has supported the Doug Zemke International Fellows Fund. 

She has also hosted Millikin faculty and administrators during their travels to Hong Kong, including Jim Dahl, dean of the Tabor School of Business; former president Doug Zemke; and professor emeritus Stephen Fiol, former director of international studies and global awareness.

Wong’s daughter, Bianca Stamegna, also attended Millikin, graduating in 2012. 

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R. Zink Sanders '07, H. Ray Myers '26
Charlotte Meyer '31, Harold R. Sampson '22
Helen Hawver Anderson '28
George Bryne '12
Orval Diehl '22
Thomas Magath '14
W.R. McGaughey Sr.'06
Herbert D. Ryman '31
Ruth Swanson '14
Nola Treat '07
Forest Wikoff Sr. '15
Lisle Brown '17
Lowell Gill '18
Herman Pritchett '27
Ruth Walker '08
Gus Greanias '37
Clyde Hart '15
Leo Johnson '19
Burwell Million '13
James Parsons '34
Oscar Tauber '30
Dwight Young '07
Viola Bell '11
Bonnie Blackburn '08
W. St. Clare Minturn '46
Annamary Dickey Laue '31
Erwin Seago '26
Judson Shurtz '16
Eber Spence '21
Dan Henry '32
William Hipsher '33
Robert Murphey '20
Roy Rollins '33
Clarence Deakins '23
Anne M. Boyd '06
Florence Page Jaques '11
George Musso '33
Dale Yoder '23
Margaret Hessler Brookes '14
Geneva Gregory
Mathiasen '30
John A. McDavid '37
William Requarth '35
Dan S. Lutz '29
Maurice Murfin '35
Ruth Yakel '40
Marian Johnson Castle '18
John Leighty '31
Clarence H. Pygman '28
Maryhelen Vannier '38
L. Talbot Hood '27
Stanley G. Kimes '47
William R. Krigbaum '44
Leroy Augenstein '48
Donald Shroyer '50
Paul R. Cannon '15
Paul Halmbacher '32
Beatrice Atlass '21
Robert Grissom '39
Boyd S. Oberlink '31
Alvin Rose '26
C. Ronald Cassity '29
Parmer L. Ewing '25
John C. Mann '21
Juanita Owen Falvey
Milligan Fleming '45
Don Williams '48
James S. Fritz '46
Robert Oakes '55
Don Ping '22
Virgil Wagner '43
W. Noel Hudson '41
Larry McGowan '50
James L. Olivero '60
Hyman J. Burstein '26
John P. Fink '49
Robert Parkinson '49
Thomas Parkinson '43
Thomas S. Sly '47
J.V. Blackwell '47
Lorraine Bolen Bland '32
Arthur L. Ennis '29
Walter W. Murfin '41
Corwin D. Querrey '18
Mae Ross Taylor '29
Frank Beaman '55
Henry H. Bolz '44
Charles G. Obermeyer '36
Paul Taff '41
Sister Ann Bailey '43
Rayen W. Tyler '26
Wayne W. Krows '51
Rudolph Livingston '57
Robert Pensinger '51
Thomas W. Ewing '57
Rosemarie Maronto Lane '35
Louise Foster '18
Parker Rosenquist '65
Robert E. Wing '63
Doris Ryan McElwee '53
H. Dan Cordtz '47
Ural T. "Bud" Ward '58
Louise J.M. Riff '56
R. David Edmunds '61
Alice Ambrose Lazerowitz '28
Michael E. Waller '63
H. Wayne Hill '47
Betty Godwin Watkins '50
Mary Godwin Williams '50
Ross Lake '59
Verne E. Roby '43
Sheila Witts-Mannweiler '81
Marvin L. Huston '57
Stephen A. Platt '25
Wayne Martin '59
Judy Hutton '64
Gerald Domescik '62
Nancy Zi Li '53
Ethelyn Draser Boyd '29
Anthony J. Comerota '70
Robert A. Penneman '41
Mary L Jackson-Hammond '74
Claudia Nichols Quigg '75
Ann Chelette '70
John Hoots
Robert Landaas '74
Eric Bremer '75
Lou Manfredini '87
Doug Beach '75
Chuck Force '72
James Augustine '68
Jim Humphrey '68
Jim Lundquist '53
Steve Hurst '70
John McClarey '59
Thomas Rotondi Jr. '71
Gary Mormino '69
Mary Fowler '82
Sidney Smith ’76
Kerry Muzzey '92
Janet Heinie Clark '91
Sunny Hull '69
Michelle Hsiao-Hung Wong ’86

 
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL