Local resident makes presentation at Illinois History Symposium

By on June 25, 2011

DECATUR—Millikin University history student Marissa Duffey of Elburn recently made a presentation at the 31st Annual Illinois History Symposium, held at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale’s Morris Library.

Duffey gave a presentation titled “Camp Douglas in History and Memory.”

“I am delighted that Marissa participated in the conference,” said Dr. Dan Monroe, assistant professor and chair of the Millikin history department. “Her panel had excellent attendance, and her presentation was very thorough and professional. Mark Sorenson, the president of the Illinois State Historical Society, commented on her paper and found much of which to praise. I am so proud of Marissa’s outstanding achievements.”