The Lincoln Land Community College Veterans Club has announced that the Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk held May 28 at the college raised a total of $7,000. Proceeds from the event will support the LLCC Brian McMillen Veterans Scholarship and other charities in honor of Brian. The scholarship will provide financial support to veterans attending LLCC.
There were more than 425 participants in the event. The overall top three male participants were: Daniel Plunkett, Springfield; Andy Arenz, Auburn; and David Plunkett, Springfield. The overall top three female participants were: Jessica Larson, Springfield; Jeanine McMillen, Geneva; and Claudia Magnussen, Oconee.
McMillen, an LLCC alum and Illinois State Trooper, served as a Technical Sergeant in the Air National Guard and spent two years of active duty with the Air Force in Saudi Arabia and Romania. He worked in the LLCC Veterans Office while a student there. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois-Springfield and was pursuing a master’s degree when he lost his life at age 24 in the line of duty with the Illinois State Police.