Campus Community Support

 “Students are the reason I am here. Serving them and their education is our purpose, and that is why I give to Transform MU.” - Pat Pettit, Director, Information Technology

The Millikin campus community, including faculty, staff and contracted employees, has set an ambitious goal to motivate each of its members to support this campaign.

We believe it will enhance the Millikin experience for everyone, but most importantly, for the students who make working and teaching at the university so very rewarding.

Though the results of the campaign will benefit future students, it is the many students who have shared their dedication and passion with us through the years, who have given our work meaning and purpose.

To enhance the impact of individual employee gifts, a Participation Match has been established. For each Millikin, Aramark, or G4S/Wackenhut employee who commits a donation of any amount to the Campus Community Campaign between Sept. 20 and Dec. 10, 2010, generous benefactors from within the Millikin community will provide a matching gift of $10, including donations made in payments over the life of this five-year campaign.)

The Millikin Campus Campaign Committee

  • Tina Cloney, Assistant Professor, Exercise Science and Sport
  • Mary Garrison, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences
  • David Horn, Associate Professor, Biology
  • Mary Jane Linton, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Pat Pettit, Director, Information Technology
  • Raphaella Prange, Dean of Student Development
  • Mary Spencer, Administrative Assistant, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Allison Webster, Coordinator of Student Programs


03|03 A message from Laura Ledford, Dean of the College of Fine Arts
A message from Laura Ledford, Dean of the College of Fine Arts
02|28 #DocGolden's Green Room Project: Total after two-day blitz is more than $21,500
With more than 100 people giving in just two days, we have raised 61.5% of the $35,000 needed to name the Green Room in the new Center for Theatre and Dance in honor of Dr. David "Doc" Golden, the former department chair. Although this two-day concentrated blitz through email and social media has ended, the effort to raise the funds will continue. We will keep going until each dollar is raised for the #DocGolden Green Room Project. If you weren't able to make a donation yet, know that you can still give. Let's do this for Doc!
11|06 Help name a space in the new Center for Theatre and Dance in memory of Dr. David Golden
Help name a space in the new Center for Theatre and Dance in memory of Dr. David Golden, professor emeritus and former department chair. His family requested that donations be sent to Millikin in his memory toward the goal of naming the green room in the planned new Center for Theatre and Dance in his memory. To reach this goal, we must raise $35,190.
03|07 Caterpillar Donates $1 million
As a part of the Caterpillar Foundation’s previously announced investment in Millikin University, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, marked another momentous occasion as the Caterpillar Foundation made its second payment of $1 million in Millikin University. This investment is part of...


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