Broadway Veteran Leads Masterclass

Prior to the campus premiere of Songs for a New World, Milligan welcomed a member of the original cast, Jessica Molaskey, for a masterclass. Molaskey observed and coached Milligan students as they performed select Broadway hits. She also assisted Milligan’s cast during a private rehearsal of Songs for a New World, providing valuable insights from […]

 

Honors Program Graduates First Class

This year marked two major milestones for Milligan’s Honors Program. In May, the first class of honors students walked across the stage in Seeger Chapel to receive their diplomas. This fall, the program welcomed its largest cohort, promising a bright future for the program. The Milligan Honors Program was created in 2015 as an opportunity […]

 

Game of Faith

The decision to attend Milligan was life altering for Andy Stewart (’12). Growing up in Rowlands Gill, England, Stewart made the trip across the pond for the opportunity to play soccer for the Milligan Buffaloes. This fall, Stewart returned to campus and spoke during convocation. In his talk, Stewart reflected on Milligan’s impact on his […]

 

On Display

This winter, the work of two Milligan professors will be on display in the William King Museum of Art, the region’s premier visual art facility in Abingdon, Virginia. From December 2019 through January 2020, Art Brown, assistant professor of communications and graphic design, will present a solo art exhibit, titled “Undercurrent,” in the Panoramic Gallery. […]

 

Notes from the Field

Social Work Offers First Study Abroad Internship While summer offers a break from lecture halls and textbooks, many students use these months to enhance their education—through internships, study abroad experiences, or investing into communities. Over the summer, Milligan’s area of social work offered a unique experience that combined all three. In June, four Milligan seniors […]

 

Answering God’s Call

Students enter seminary with a calling. For Jonathan Guy, of Vero Beach, Florida, entering seminary meant pursuing a calling completely different from what he initially planned. As an undergraduate student, Guy wanted to study biology, and he chose Milligan because he wanted to study and be formed as a student in a Christian community. “During […]

 

Sarah Douglas: Honors Capstone

Milligan senior Sarah Douglas of Williamsburg, Virginia, is well on her way to graduating with honors after completing her honors program capstones. As part of Milligan’s Honors Program, students are required to complete two of four capstone projects. The options include a service practicum, undergraduate research, a senior thesis, and a semester abroad. Douglas, who […]

 

Code for Success

Computer Science Internships Lead to Careers Milligan’s area of computer science trains students to solve problems. Students can expect to assemble and re-assemble the computers in the lab. They also are expected to maintain the computer science area’s server, one that purposefully breaks down and glitches to allow students to discover solutions. In addition, students […]

 

Advice from a Freshman

How to Transition into College Freshman Jared Whittenbarger of Kingston, Tennessee, is a nursing major and a goal keeper for the men’s soccer team. Having just transitioned to college, Jared wanted to provide some perspective to future students who are still looking ahead to this change. Whittenbarger’s exposure to Milligan began through a conversation he […]

 

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 […]