The James Millikin Homestead, located in Decatur, Illinois, is the former residence of James and Anna Millikin, founders of Anna B. Millikin Home, Millikin Univesity, Millikin Bank, Millikin Estate Trust. The James Millikin Homestead, Inc., a not for profit corporation, was created in 1979 and is responsible for the maintenance and restoration of the interior of the Homestead. MUPC’s student consultants and the Homestead have partnered to develop and host a website. MUPC also researched member management software to help the Homestead keep better track of their donor and member information.
Workforce Investment Solutions stands on the front line to ensure that all individuals can return to the workforce with the skills necessary to retain employment and maximize earnings. Workforce Investment Solutions is able help job seekers with services and programs needed to find, prepare for and keep the right job. We help people of all ages and skill levels connect, with employment opportunities in a variety of industries.
Main Place is a real estate firm headquartered in Decatur, IL with the emphasis on commercial real estate transactions (sales and leasing), consulting services, management, and local Decatur area residential services. In business since 2006, Main Place Properties has been a trustworthy source when it comes to full-service property management. Their brokers are the only active CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Members) designated brokers in Macon County. MUPC has partnered with Main Place to host and maintain their commercial website.
Discover Decatur is meant to showcase the good that is going on in Decatur, IL. The project aims to celebrate and connect people to local business, nonprofit, and other community leaders making an impact in Decatur. MUPC helped this extraordinary project by designing and developing a functional, maintainable website to house all information related to the Discover Decatur JMS project to reach a broader audience.
Dove, Inc., performs a Point-In-Time (PIT) survey to quantify the homeless population in Macon County. Their process consisted of hand-counting paper surveys according to guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This process became very time consuming and had a high probability of human error. Students worked with representatives from Dove to analyze the existing process, recommend a new survey method, and design and develop a database application to meet the survey’s requirements. The database efficiently stores the data from the surveys, generates reports to mimic HUD’s online entry system, and includes an easy-to-use interface. Students continue to work on moving this project forward by providing feature enhancements, training users, and implementing HUD changes to the reports.
The Decatur Bar Association was originally formed on September 17, 1917 to establish By-Laws and a Constitution and to make plans for a permanent organization. Later in that same year, they established as a permanent organization and have continued operating for over 100 years! This semester, MUPC students are working hard to update their website and add new functionality to it.
The Millikin Arts Recording Studio (MARS), focuses on multi-track audio recordings for Millikin students and faculty musical recitals/performances. MARS prides themselves on providing the Millikin and Decatur community with unmatched quality and service to retain their most treasured moments. In past semesters, MUPC has partnered with MARS to design a custom website that meets the needs of their business. The student consultants at MUPC now work with the MARS team to host their website and provide updates to the site when necessary.
The Marion County Fair has a variety of events that bring surrounding communities together. The Marion County Fair is a great place to explore various agricultural aspects of Illinois. MUPC has aided Marion County by designing and developing a new version of their previous website by enhancing various features.