Parents Reflect on Move-In Day Traditions

Greetings! Sending your child to college can be an overwhelming experience for parents (it was for us!).  We were largely unprepared for the emotions that we felt when we moved our son into his dorm for his first semester at Milligan. Despite the emotions and busyness of move-in day, the transition was eased through the encouragement the […]


#TracksToSuccess: Luis de la Torre

This year’s FIFA World Cup™ was defined by upsets and surprises, but for Milligan College junior Luis de la Torre, France’s victory on July 15, 2018, was predicted in advance. In April, de la Torre presented research on how to predict the World Cup champion through statistics at the college’s annual Rise Above Research Conference, tabbing France as the eventual winner. […]


Bao and Holbrook to join engineering faculty this fall

Milligan College has hired two new faculty members for its growing engineering program: Dr. Ke Bao and Dr. Landon Holbrook. Both will start this fall. Bao, who will teach electrical engineering, holds a master’s and doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from The University of Alabama. He earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering and automation […]


Write a Thank You Note

To the students at the middle or the end of their college search, Breathe it in. This is the time of your life. “But wait!” you say. “This is not the time of my life. This is the time of stressful tests, not enough freedom, and looming change.” That may be so, but, before you […]


Roommates: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them

The best part about living on a college campus is your roommates. The hardest part about living on a college campus is your roommates. I was extraordinarily fortunate in my college living arrangements. I got to live with my very best friends in the entire world, and there were times it was as wonderful as […]


Applying for College in 5 Easy Steps

It’s started. You’re in your senior year and it’s time to make those “big” life decisions. People start asking: “What are you going to do after you graduate?” “Where are you going to go to school?” “What are you going to major in?” The pressure is on. I get it. Senior year can be TOUGH. […]


Kastens to lead new ministry leadership program

“I have a passion for mentoring young men and women for leadership in the church. Within the context of a nationally-recognized Christian liberal arts education, the Ministry Leadership Program will be a powerful way to develop the next generations of leaders. Education plus experience equals immediate and long-lasting impact for men and women in church leadership.” –Ron Kastens


#TracksToSuccess: Tommy Parker

How Tommy Parker Is Living Out the Gospel, One Year at a Time Tommy Parker (’12) is a twenty-something who gets the notion of vocation. With a degree in Bible and minors in computer information systems and humanities, he has found ways to marry his passion for ministry over the last five years with the […]


#TracksToSuccess: Bo Pless

“Bo doesn’t allow pride to get in the way of what is most important, winning with his teammates. In addition, he has a sincere faith that he lives every day. Bo is an amazing example of what Milligan looks for in their student athletes.” –Head Basketball Coach Bill Robinson


Students help rebuild in Houston

“We worked very well together and learned a lot about teamwork and the importance of community.” –Campus Activities Director Jason Onks


Standing Under Pressure: Engineering students put model bridges to the test

Sophomore Milligan College engineering students have studied forces in structures all semester in “Statics” class, but today, they put their book knowledge to the test with a friendly bridge-building competition. Teams constructed bridge models out of balsa wood and loaded them with weight on a home-made compression tester. A bridge made by Bo Pless, Sarah […]


Meet Milligan: Women’s Basketball Coach Rich Aubrey

This article originally ran here  in the Johnson City Press, Nov. 19, 2017. By Tanner Cook, JCP reporter Rich Aubrey fell in love with basketball when he stepped out on the court at his local high school in Pittsburgh and started doing ball-handling drills in the first grade. Since then, it has been a match […]


Meet Milligan: Dr. Noah DeLong, Associate Professor of Music

Dr. Noah DeLong, a vocal professor for Milligan College’s music department is quite ecstatic over the addition of the college’s musical theatre major, coming to Milligan Fall 2018. DeLong joined the faculty at Milligan in 2010. He received his master’s from Ball State University and pursued his PhD at the University of Iowa while teaching […]


Meet Milligan: Art Brown, Graphic Design Prof

Milligan College new graphic design major is led by an award-winning designer Art Brown, assistant professor of communications teaching graphic design. Brown has 20 years of experience in corporate and academic settings. He has created work for Fortune 500 companies and numerous regional companies and organizations. Brown holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art/graphic […]


Meet Milligan: Dr. Michael Blouin, Co-Director of the Milligan Honors Program

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 as he holds an interdisciplinary degree himself. While Blouin was a student at University of Vermont, he joined the Honors College–a life-altering experience. He enjoyed the strong community of […]