- Millikin University
Millikin University Motto In His Plenitudo Vis Established 1901 Type Private coeducational President Harold Jeffcoat Admin. staff 1,393, full and part-time Undergraduates 2,400 Location Decatur, Illinois, USA Campus City, 75 acres Sports mascot Big Blue Colors Blue & White Website http://www.millikin.edu/
Millikin University is an American co-educational, comprehensive, private, four-year university with traditional undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, fine arts, and professional studies, as well as non-traditional, adult degree-completion programs (PACE) and graduate programs in business administration and nursing. Millikin's campus is in Decatur, Illinois and serves approximately 2,400 students with student/faculty ratio of 11.6 to 1 and an average class size of 21 students. Founded in 1901 by a prominent Decatur businessman James Millikin.
The Decaturian, also known as the Dec (official nickname), is the bi-weekly student newspaper. The Decaturian was established in 1903 and its issues are archived online from 1903–1951, made possible by the Digital-Decaturian Project.
WJMU 89.5 The Quad
WJMU is Millikin University's student-operated freeform format radio station. In addition to its musical responsibilities, WJMU also creates its own public service announcements, liners, news, Millikin sports programming and promotional materials.
Fraternities and sororities
Actors and musicians
- Jodi Benson — Actress: voice of Ariel in the 1989 film The Little Mermaid
- Sierra Boggess — Actress: originated the role of Ariel in the 2007 Broadway production of The Little Mermaid
- Lindsey Ridgway, Reality show personality, MTV's Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods
- Hedy Burress — Actress: Wyleen Pritchett in Boston Common; voice of Yuna in Final Fantasy X
- Annamary Dickey - Actress/Singer: portrayed Anna Leonowens opposite Yul Brynner in the original Broadway production of The King and I when Constance Carpenter left the role.
- Luke Menard — Singer: American Idol season 7 (top 16). Also, member of a'capella group Chapter 6.
- Meredith Monroe — Actress: portrayed Andie on Dawson's Creek
- Tad Hilgenbrink — Actor: Matt Stifler in American Pie: Band Camp
- Annie Wersching — Actress: portrays FBI Agent Renee Walker on the television show 24
- Matthew West - Contemporary Christian artist
- Timothy Shew - Actor: Portrayed Jean Valjean in the Tony Award winning Les Misérables in the late 1980s-1990s. Has appeared in various other musicals, films and TV shows such as The Radio City Christmas spectacular where he portrayed Santa Claus, The Producers, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent.
- Katelyn Epperly — Singer: American Idol Season 9 (top 16).
- Mark Roach — Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter.
Athletes and coaches
Millikin University was a member of the Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference from 1910 to 1937.
- George Corbett - football player: Chicago Bears running back from 1932-1938.
- Fred T. Long - Negro Leagues baseball player and college football coach: played 4 seasons in the Negro National League and amassed a 227-151-31 coaching record from 1921-1965 at various colleges including 3 Black college football national championships (1928, 1932, & 1945)
- Harry Long - college football coach won a Black college football national championship in 1924 as coach of Paul Quinn College and was assistant coach to his brother Fred for his 1932 & 1945 championships
- Danny Moeller — Major League Baseball player, 1907–1916, with Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Senators
- Marcia Morey - US Olympic Athlete/Swimmer at Montreal Olympic Games in 1976 in the Women's 100M Breaststroke and 200M Breaststroke; also former American Recordholder in the 200M Breaststroke
- George Musso — football player: Chicago Bears lineman from 1933–1944; nine-year team captain, elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982
- Jeff Query — football player: former Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver. Totalled 141 receptions for 1865 yards and 11 touchdowns in 84 career games. Led the 1993 Bengals in receptions and yards.
- Mike Rowland — pitcher for San Francisco Giants, 1980–1981
- Don Shroyer - college football coach at Millikin University and Southern Illinois University
- Virgil Wagner - Canadian Football League player: Montreal Alouettes halfback from 1946–54; elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1980.
- Jeff Monken - Current Head Football Coach at Georgia Southern University
- Chuck Martin - Former Head Football Coach of the Division 2 National Champions Grand Valley State, current Assistant Coach at Notre Dame
Authors and media figures
- Alice Ambrose (1906–2001) — American philosopher, logician, and author
- Steven R. Hurst — Associated Press Iraq bureau chief
- George Irish — president of Hearst Newspapers and senior vice president of The Hearst Corporation
- Lucille Ryman Carroll — Hollywood Talent Executive during early 20th century
- Sean Michael Thomas — International News Correspondent for Russia Today and Children's book author and illustrator
- Thomas W. Ewing — former United States Congressman (R-Illinois)
- John MacWherter - former mayor of Springfield, Illinois from 1951-55.
- James Benton Parsons - former Federal judge; the first African-American US District Judge with life tenure
- Harold V. Lichtenberger - Member of Enrico Fermi's team at Chicago Pile-1 reactor and participant in the first artificial, self-sustaining, nuclear chain reaction there on Dec.2, 1942; project engineer at Experimental Breeder Reactor I and pulled the switch at 1:50pm on December 20, 1951, when it became the world's first electricity-generating nuclear power plant.
- ^ Official Website of Sierra Boggess
- ^ New York Times December 29, 1953 pp18
- ^ Tad Hilgenbrink Bio
- ^ New York Times April 12, 1975, pp.31
- ^ "Mike Rowland Stats". Baseball Almanac. http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=rowlami01. Retrieved 2008-06-19.
- ^ "Steven R. Hurst appointed Associated Press bureau chief in Iraq". The Associated Press. 2006-09-28. http://www.ap.org/pages/about/pressreleases/pr_092906b.html. Retrieved 2008-06-19.
- ^ "Caterpillar Officers>". http://www.cat.com/cda/layout?m=37466&x=7&id=2234630.
- ^ James Millikin University Alumni Bulletin Vol. XLIX No.2 February 1952 pp.1
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