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 […]

 

Freshman Receives Governor’s Award

This month, Milligan freshman Chase McGlamery was honored with the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award in Franklin, Tennessee. The Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award recognizes outstanding volunteers, including students and adults, in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. This year marked the ceremony’s 11th year and McGlamery was one of 108 honorees. McGlamery, of Mountain City, Tennessee, began […]

 

The Value of Internships

Many of Milligan’s academic programs include internship opportunities. The mission of Milligan College is to prepare servant-leaders who can become integral pieces of their respective communities. Internships are the perfect setting for our students to apply what they have learned into the world around them. The goal is to turn knowledge into experience and the […]

 

Benefits of Dual Enrollment

Taking dual enrollment courses as a high school student is no longer the exception– it has become the norm. Today, it is common for a significant portion of students to enter college with credit already earned. There are so many benefits and opportunities unlocked by dual enrollment. Less pressure to overload hours during your college […]

 

Moot court semifinalists

Several Milligan students recently experienced the political and judicial system firsthand as they argued legal cases in the Old Supreme Court Chamber and deliberated legislation in the Senate and House of Representative Chambers at the Tennessee State Capitol. This year marked the third consecutive year that Milligan students have participated in the Appellate Moot Court […]

 

Ministry Leadership Program traveled to Nashville for ministry experience

Milligan’s Ministry Leadership Program, launched this semester, connects practical ministry experience to the college’s strong academic and theological curriculum. Each semester, ministry students will travel to a different church across the United States to learn from prominent leaders and experience diverse contexts for ministry. This month, students traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to learn from ministry […]

 

Interning Close to Home

Engineering may be a challenging major, but senior Sarah Robinson, a member of Milligan’s inaugural mechanical engineering program, finds creative ways to extend the subject matter beyond the classroom. This summer, Robinson traveled a short distance from her hometown of Elizabethton, Tennessee, to intern at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, Tennessee. For her […]

 

A Summer in Madrid, Spain

When one thinks about medical internships, Spain might not be the first destination that comes to mind. However, for Katie-Starr Harrell, a senior biology major from Oviedo, Florida, traveling across the Atlantic was the perfect way to pursue her interests. This summer, Harrell spent four weeks in Madrid, Spain, as part of the Atlantis Fellowship […]

 

The Impact of Interning Abroad

Milligan’s Honors Program encourages students to apply academics to the real world. Many honors students choose to intern or study abroad over the summer to deepen their knowledge, engage in creative and professional work, and embrace their roles as servant-leaders. For two months this summer, senior honors student, Elinor Mullins, interned with City of Refuge […]

 

The Decision-Making Process

By Abbie Russell (’21) When looking for a college, the word overwhelmed quickly becomes a part of one’s vocabulary. There is an endless amount of information to cypher through and it is easy to get overwhelmed and feel stuck. When this happens, it helps to break things down. Look at concrete factors to help narrow down […]

 

How to Maximize Your College Campus Visit

Your campus visit is perhaps the most important part of your college search process. It is your chance to form an opinion or idea based on firsthand experience. No matter how much information can be found online, physically stepping onto a campus can give you an answer within only a few hours. Sometimes these visits […]

 

Milligan recognizes 2018 Jeanes Scholarship recipients

MILLIGAN COLLEGE (Sept. 18, 2018) – Milligan College awarded its most prestigious academic award scholarship, the Jeanes Honors Scholarships, to freshmen, Danielle Bryant of Powell, Tennessee, and Lydia Helton of Kingsport, Tennessee. As the 2018 Jeanes Honors Scholars, Bryant and Helton are recognized for their outstanding academic ability, commitment to scholarly pursuits, sincere Christian faith […]