Blog: News

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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, […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

#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 […]

 

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

 

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 the 2017 Jeanes Scholars

“Boone and Amanda have agreed to take their place as leaders within a highly selective program–the Milligan Honors Program. We are very proud of them both and delighted to welcome them to this close-knit community of outstanding academics.” –Dr. Michael Blouin, co-director, Honors Program