Donor experiences impact of scholarship through recipient’s letter

Dixie Mills

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.

Four students share what receiving a scholarship means to them

Student scholarship winner

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.

Simio LLC gifts Illinois State’s College of Business $840,000 in simulation software

A waiting room visual created using virtual simulation technology. Simio's simulations test waiting line models, among other concepts.

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.