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Senator Doris Turner Supports Investment In Millikin University


State Senator
Doris Turner

Millikin University is set to receive nearly $125,000 in funding for academic and social-emotional learning support through a grant provided by the Illinois Board of Higher Education with strong support from State Senator Doris Turner.      

     “Providing resources and support to Millikin students will create a better learning environment and educational experience for them,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “Continuing to invest in our higher education institutions will encourage students to attend college in Central Illinois.”

     This is the second round of GEER grants to Illinois institutions of higher education to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic. More than $10.5 million in grants have been distributed to 21 universities in the state, both public and private institutions. Millikin University has been awarded $124,285 as a result of the second round of grants.

     These funds will help institutions better support students in their journey toward degree completion by improving the accessibility of academic advising and counseling resources and enhancing the quality of learning through digital tools and educator professional development. Grant funds will also help institutions invest in infrastructure for mental health and wellness by addressing gaps in mental health services on campus and improving the availability of counseling services.

     For more information about the second round of GEER grants and to see a complete list of grant recipients, visit IBHE’s website.

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