"My opportunity to enjoy a profession as a college football coach and my fortune in sustaining longevity in a competitive profession like collegiate athletics is a result of the foundation that Millikin provided me. I chose Millikin because I knew that the coaches and professors, along with the administration, would support and challenge me in the classroom and on the field of play. For decades, Millikin has prepared its students to lead in athletics as coaches, trainers, and administrators. The time is long overdue to bring Millikin's facility, for the development of future generations of athletic leaders, up to the standards of its renowned academic programs."
Jeff Monken '89
Head Football Coach - Army Black Knights;
Head Coach at Georgia Southern University

"Our program is top-notch. I know I will leave here well prepared for my career. The only thing we lack is a facility that offers the space we need to learn. That will really help us step up to the next level, not only opening doors for current students, but helping to attract future students, too. The staff is great, very supportive, and just like the students, they deserve to work in an environment that will let them have better resources to share their knowledge and skills with the students."
Robin Riley '10

"These new facilities will be important tools to help prepare our students for professional success and build upon the excellent reputation of Millikin alumni working in the exercise science and sport professions."
Don Luy
Former Chair of Exercise Science and Sport
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