Milligan students take on New York City

New York City is a global icon for culture and business. This fall, faculty and students from Milligan College’s business area and performing, visual and communicative arts areas traveled together to the “Big Apple” to connect their coursework to reality. Business students invested most of their time in the financial district. Students received a behind-the-scenes […]

 

Ringing Success!

Milligan’s musical theatre program launched in the fall of 2018 under the guidance of Dr. Carrie Klofach, a veteran musical theatre teacher and stage actress with over 20 years of professional experience. This spring, the program presented its inaugural production and Klofach’s directorial debut at Milligan. Comprised of a 23-member ensemble cast, an on-stage choir, […]

 

Homeschool Transition

Hey there! This blog is for all of the homeschool students out there. I’ve chosen to speak directly to you because I once was you. My name is Abbie and I was a homeschool student from grade school until I enrolled at Milligan. Our route is different from other high school students, and you may […]

 

Meet Milligan: Dr. Michael Blouin

Dr. Michael Blouin, an English and Humanities professor at Milligan College, hails from Michigan State University via Vermont. Milligan’s strong humanities program attracted Blouin to Milligan. While Blouin was a student at the University of Vermont, he joined the Honors College – a life altering experience. He enjoyed the strong community of students who were […]

 

Wisdom for Leaders

Axioms. They’re short, power-packed principles that shape our thinking. Here are three game-changing axioms for young leaders: Show me your friends, I’ll show you your future. A mentor served up this piece of wisdom to me in my young adult years…I only wish I would have heard and embraced them earlier! Without a doubt, we […]

 

Building Community

On my first day of college, I knew almost no one. I was over 500 miles from my family and my high school friends. I had limited “long distance” minutes on my cell phone, and I had less than one-hundred texts a month. (Believe it or not, this was only a decade ago.) I wanted […]

 

Try Something New

“Try Something New.” It’s one of our family values and posted in the entryway of our home. Even though I’ve attempted to live out this value for decades, I need constant reminders to try new things because my natural inclination is to return to the places, people and patterns I know. Why? Because we humans […]

 
 

Research Aids CF Patients

The friendship between seniors Andi Lamb, of Chuckey, and Kellee Geren, of Cleveland, began when they connected as lab partners in their first chemistry class at Milligan. “We have been lab partners in the majority of our classes over the years,” reflected Lamb. “We really balance each other out in the lab and enjoy working […]

 

Engineering Clean Water

Many residents in Sneedville’s (TN) Cedar Grove community lack access to clean water in their homes. The community relies on a local mountain spring to meet their daily needs. To access the natural spring’s water, residents created, and continue to maintain, a plastic piping system that conveys water down the mountain to a public access […]

 
 

Regional Highlights

Milligan’s 235-acre picturesque campus is located in beautiful Northeast Tennessee, minutes from Elizabethton and Johnson City in the dynamic Tri-Cities region (Johnson City / Kingsport / Bristol, TN/VA). We are also only an hour from Asheville, NC, and less than two hours from Knoxville, TN. The Tri-Cities region is an area of natural beauty and […]

 

Senior Perspective: Yordanos Kereta

Yordanos (YK) Kereta is a recent graduate of Milligan College’s nursing program. While at Milligan, she was an active member of the Student Nurses Association and was highly involved on campus. YK is currently deciding on several job offers, including the opportunity to be a RN on a medical surgical unit at IU Health in […]

 

Senior Perspective: Alyssa Boyer-Sprouse

Alyssa Boyer-Sprouse took advantage of her opportunities during her time at Milligan. She recently completed her communications degree with an emphasis in public relations as well as advertising and multimedia journalism. She also was a distance swimmer and served as captain of the swim team. Aly spent a large portion of her time at Milligan […]

 

Alumna Perspective

What I wish people understood about studying science at a small college Sometimes people ask me why I chose to attend a small liberal arts college to pursue a basic science degree. I won’t tell you that attending a small school is the best choice for everyone, but it was the right decision for me. […]

 

Things to Do Before You Graduate

Go to the Tree Streets yard sale Go to the Farmers Market Run, walk, or bike the entire Tweetsie trail Go to Blackbird Bakery in Bristol Spend the night under the stars in a tent or hammock Visit all the coffee shops in Johnson City, Elizabethton, and Jonesborough Go to the Apple Festival in Unicoi […]

 

Be Part of the Herd

Athletics are a huge part of the Milligan experience and a big source of pride. This past year, several teams and individuals qualified to national tournaments. Milligan athletes attained All-American honors in baseball, swimming, and track. In addition, our cycling team was runner-up at nationals and hurdler Rasheem Brown won two individual national titles in […]

 

Transition Tips

Whether you’re a student or a parent, you’ll face a lot of changes when college begins. You don’t have to worry. These are good and exciting changes! Below are some tips for both students and parents.  STUDENTS Take college as seriously as you would a job. Attend class and show up on time. Engage in […]

 

Senior Perspective: Cassidy Anderson

Cassidy Anderson spent her years at Milligan mostly in the science labs and on the basketball court. She recently graduated with degrees in both biology and chemistry. While at Milligan, she competed on the varsity women’s basketball team, worked in the anatomy lab, and was a teaching assistant for the occupational therapy and physician assistant […]

 

How to Pack for College

Guy’s Edition Welcome to Buff Nation! My name is Josiah Loveall and I am going into my sophomore year at Milligan studying church leadership. The few months, weeks, and days leading up to my first days at Milligan were filled with anticipation, and I’m sure yours are too. If you’re like me, you’re pretty concerned […]

 

How to Pack for College

Girl’s Edition Hey gals! My name is Abbie and I will be a junior this year at Milligan. When I moved in my freshman year, I brought A LOT of stuff. A lot of it was useful, but a lot sat in a tote under my bed all year. I had done a fair amount […]

 

Senior Perspective: Jordyn Morel

While she was at Milligan, Jordyn Morel majored in communications with a multimedia journalism concentration and also earned a Spanish minor. She was a Goah scholar and was involved with the Stampede, Milligan’s student newspaper. As a recent graduate, Jordyn is pursuing freelance writing while maintaining a job at a local coffee shop, The Coffee […]

 

Senior Perspective: Katie-Starr Harrell

Recent graduate Katie-Starr Harrell just earned her biology degree, as well as minors in chemistry, Bible, and humanities. While she was at Milligan, she served as president of the science club and led a Bible study for girls in her dorm. The next step for Katie-Starr is PA school with hopes of one day working […]

 

Senior Perspective: Jon Guy

Recent graduate Jonathan Guy is one step closer to fulfilling his call to ministry. While at Milligan, Jon was a Bible major with an emphasis in pastoral ministry. He was also a key member of the orchestra and various campus ministries. Jon plans on becoming a pastor and/or being involved in Bible translation; his next […]

 

Senior Perspective: Rachel Swan

Recent graduate Rachel Swan is excited for her next adventure! While at Milligan, Rachel participated in cycling for two years, was a member of the honors program, tutored for English and Humanities, was involved in the science club, and served at LXI, an intercity outreach non-profit. Post-graduation, Rachel is headed back home to California to […]

 

Prof. Tara Cosco: Why I Teach

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I would like to share my story about why I teach. I entered the teaching profession for the same reason many educators did, to make a difference. I have wonderful stories from my 19 years in the field, but my greatest reward is happening right now. I am currently […]

 

Spiritual Formation at Milligan

Spiritual Formation at Milligan “Chapel and Convocation are the Milligan community’s time to come together in worship, prayer and reflection on Scripture. It is an intentional pause in the middle of the busyness of other important pursuits, to remember and retell what our God has done and promised to do in Christ, and to consider […]

 
 

Resources on campus

At Milligan, we believe wholeheartedly in every student’s ability to succeed. We realize that, for many students, the road to college success can sometimes be challenging with a variety of academic and non-academic obstacles. Milligan provides several centers and resources dedicated to student success. Below are some of the main resources students have at hand […]

 

Competitive Nature

Sibling Rivalry Drives Bahamian Brothers Growing up in Freeport, Bahamas, brothers Aaron and Andre Levarity were as competitive as they come. The two played several sports throughout their childhood and competed against one another in almost everything they did, with neither brother wanting to lose to the other. This rivalry has helped them grow into […]