College of Business Dean Emerita Dixie Mills retired in 2007 from a 37-year career at Illinois State. In November 2020, a new connection to campus arrived via mail. Dr. Mills received a letter from Luke Seymour, the most recent recipient of the Dixie L. Mills Scholarship.
Scholarships give students needed funds to pay for educational expenses, but they often end up being about more than money. For students like Julie Martinez, Andrew Terry, Grace Kinnicutt, and Ryan Hickenbottom, donor-funded scholarships offer encouragement, purpose, and drive. Read what receiving a scholarship has meant to Julie, Andrew, Grace, and Ryan.
Real-world scenarios are being tackled by College of Business students using virtual simulation technology made available through an $840,000 grant from Simio LLC®. Management and Quantitative Methods (MQM) professor Dr. Askar Choudhury received a grant for 350 copies of Simio® Academic Edition. Choudhury uses the software when teaching undergraduate business students in an operations analytics course.
This year’s Thank-a-Donor Days event will look different than in past years, but showing appreciation to donors remains an important Redbird tradition.
Read more about Milner Library’s adjusted services, and resources in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
We sat down with a handful of members of the COE and asked five questions to find out a little more about them, why they do what they do, and what keeps them going.
University supporters can rise to the challenge by donating to the COVID-19 Redbirds Response Fund on May 5—Giving Tuesday Now—a global day of giving in response to the pandemic.
Illinois State University has been honored on the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll, continuing its reputation as a top destination for transfer students.
The second annual Birds Give Back – 1 Day for Change kicks off on Thursday, February 27. This year’s event will focus on garnering increased participation on Illinois State’s very own giving day.
From student scholarships to innovative spaces, from faculty support to hands-on leadership experiences, philanthropy is already at work on campus. Two Illinois State students have benefited from donor-funded scholarships.