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Famous Millikin University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 5.5k views22 items

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List of famous alumni from Millikin University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Millikin University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Millikin University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Millikin University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Millikin University.

List is made up of graduates like Jodi Benson and Sierra Boggess.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Millikin University?” and “Which celebrities are Millikin University alumni?”
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    Douglas R Oberhelman



    Douglas R. Oberhelman is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Illinois. He has responsibility for the company's human services and sustainable development functions, as well as...  more
  • 2

    Jodi Benson

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceRockford, Illinois, United States of America

    Jodi Marie Benson (née Marzorati; born October 10, 1961) is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She is best known for providing both the speaking and the singing voice of Disney's Princess...  more

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  • 3

    Hedy Burress

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceEdwardsville, Illinois, USA

    Heather Elizabeth "Hedy" Burress is an American actress. She had a starring role in the film Foxfire as Maddy, and later landed roles in television shows Boston Common and E.R.. In the video game...  more
  • 4


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    Annie Wersching (born March 28, 1977) is an American actress known for her role as Renee Walker in the American television series 24....  more
  • 5

    Sierra Boggess

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Sierra Marjory Boggess (born May 20, 1982) is an American theater actress and singer. She is best known for originating the role of Ariel in The Little Mermaid on Broadway and for her multiple...  more
  • 6

    Matthew West

    Musician, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceDowners Grove, Illinois

    Matthew Joseph West (born April 25, 1977) is an American contemporary Christian musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. He has released five studio albums and is known for his songs, "More", "You Are...  more

    #17 of 507 The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists#17 of 385 The Best Contemporary Christian Artists

  • 7

    Peter Gutzmer

    Firefighter, Paramedic


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Peter Gutzmer was the Democratic candidate for the 2006 and 2008 election for Illinois State Senator for the 27th District. He was defeated twice by Republican Matt Murphy. The first time, in 2006,...  more
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    BirthplaceBelleville, Illinois

    Ellen Wittlinger (born in Belleville, Illinois on October 21, 1948) is an author for young adults, including Gracie's Girl and the Printz Honor book Hard Love....  more
  • 9

    George Musso

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 90 (1910-2000)

    BirthplaceCollinsville, Illinois

    George Francis Musso (April 8, 1910 – September 5, 2000) was an American football lineman, playing both offensive guard and tackle as well as defensive middle guard. His twelve-year career in the...  more
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    John Heller is vice president and chief information officer of Caterpillar Inc. He has responsibility for Caterpillar's Systems + Processes Division, which includes the corporation's information...  more
  • 11

    Thomas W. Ewing

    Thomas W. "Tom" Ewing (born September 19, 1935 in Atlanta, Illinois) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and the Illinois State House of Representatives. Ewing...  more
  • 12

    Virgil Wagner

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 75 (1922-1997)

    BirthplaceBelleville, Illinois

    Virgil Wagner (February 27, 1922 - August 22, 1997) was an award-winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion Canadian football halfback for the Montreal Alouettes. He was inducted into the Canadian...  more
  • 13

    Alice Ambrose


    AgeDec. at 94 (1906-2001)

    BirthplaceLexington, Illinois

    Alice Ambrose Lazerowitz (November 25, 1906 – January 25, 2001) was an American philosopher, logician, and author....  more
  • 14

    Jeff Query

    American football player


    BirthplaceDecatur, Illinois

    Jeff Lee Query (born March 7, 1967) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, and Washington Redskins. Query played...  more
  • 15

    James Benton Parsons

    James Benton Parsons (August 13, 1911 – June 19, 1993) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He was the first African American...  more
  • 16

    Aric Anderson

    Aric Anderson (born April 9, 1965) a former linebacker in the National Football League who played for the Green Bay Packers. In 1988–1992 Aric Anderson played Arena football; two years for Pittsburgh...  more
  • 17

    Joe Carpe

    Joseph A. Carpe (January 23, 1903 – November 3, 1977) was a professional football player in the early National Football League. A native of Westville, Illinois, Carpe attended Millikin University. He...  more
  • 18

    George Corbett

    George Corbett is the name of: George Corbett (American football) (1908–1990), American football running back for the Chicago Bears George Corbett (footballer) (1925–1999), English professional...  more
  • 19

    Fred T. Long

    Fred Thomas "Pop" "Pops" "Big" Long (January 22, 1896 – March 23, 1966) was an African American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues and a college football coach. He was the head...  more
  • 20

    Chuck Martin



    Charles Thomas Martin (born January 8, 1968) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Miami University and was previously the offensive coordinator at the...  more
  • 21

    Jeff Armbruster

    Jeffry Armbruster is an Ohio politician. He served two terms as the mayor of North Ridgeville, Ohio and represented the 13th district in the Ohio Senate from 1999 to 2006. He is the safety service...  more
  • 22

    Jeffrey Alexander Sterling

    Jeffrey Alexander Sterling is an American lawyer and former CIA employee who was arrested, charged, and convicted of violating the Espionage Act for revealing details about Operation Merlin (covert...  more