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Office of Alumni Relations

It is our goal in the Office of Alumni Relations to help alumni stay connected—with each other, with the college and with students. We do this through our website and email, through the Milligan Magazine, through our Call Center and through various other publications and events. Please let us know if there are additional services you would like us to offer. We welcome your suggestions and feedback. 

You will find links to various resources in the alumni website. We encourage you to use them. Nominate alumni whose lives exemplify Christian service. Impart your experience with current students by getting involved in our Career Network. Send us an email or give us a call to share your important news with us. These are just some of the many ways you can continue to be involved with your alma mater. 

We are proud of you, our alumni. Your service in the Kingdom has positively influenced untold numbers. Thank you for your continued support and prayers as we work to prepare the next generation of servant-leaders.

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Upcoming Events

Homecoming 2014

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Homecoming 2014

A Road Trip Worth Taking

October 24-25

SINCE 1866
Milligan has been a place to come home to—a place where scholarship, friendship, and faith are central.

Special reunions this year for the following classes and affinity groups: *1964, 1969, 1974. 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, CIS and CS majors, Biology, Chemistry, Math majors/minors, and Track & Field/Cross-Country alumni.

*50th reunion Buffs: click on your class year to fill out an electronic bio that will be added to a commemorative booklet and given out at Homecoming

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Alumni & Friends Tour 2015

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In the Steps of Paul

ONLY $3154

Join us as we spend 12 days visiting some of the important stops in the apostle Paul’s journeys departing March 23, 2015 from NY.

For more information, contact Dr. Lee Magness at 423.543.6427 or JLMagness@milligan.edu.

Click here to download an information flyer.

The Alumni Association

The Alumni Association represents the common heritage, enthusiasm and experiences of Milligan alumni. We are dedicated to maintaining mutually beneficial relations between the college and the alumni. Our support is vital to the growth and excellence of the college as it continues to fulfill its mission.

The Milligan Alumni Association has received national recognition for the support that our alumni have given to the college. According to U.S. News & World Report the national percentage of alumni who support their alma mater is 20%. Our rating listed in this year’s report is 28% over a two-year average.

Membership

Membership is conveyed to all alumni who annually contribute to the college.

Who is an alum?

Milligan College defines its alumni as graduates of all degree and diploma programs or persons who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of undergraduate studies.

Share your ideas!

The Alumni Office eagerly seeks your input in planning programming to serve you. Please share your ideas with us!

Alumni Leadership

  • Clint Holloway, ’95 – President
  • Jackie (Harrison) Acker, ’55 – Sec.
  • Edwina Greer, ’84 – VP at large
  • Sally Greer, ’54 – VP at large
  • Pat Bonner, ’57
  • Shannon (Tolson) Castillo, ’96
  • Sam Greer, ’54
  • Mignon (Mayfield) Holben, ’62
  • Adele (Adinolfi) Holloway, ’96
  • Anne (Robinson) Hughes, ’57
  • Jerry Hughes, ’56
  • Ladd Iseminger, ’98
  • Beth (Houser) White, ’98
  • Brian White, ’98

Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award

Nomination Criteria

Nomination Criteria

Download a nomination form.

The college sets and interprets nomination guidelines. The changing demographics of the Milligan community require that these guidelines be periodically reviewed and updated to more closely reflect our constituency.

Purpose

The Distinguished Alumnus/a Award exists to honor those alumni who have brought distinction to Milligan College through a lifetime of committed Christian service and through personal and professional accomplishments.

Qualifications

  • The candidate must have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at Milligan College.
  • Graduates from a traditional undergraduate program must have received their degree at least twenty years prior to date of nomination; graduates from a non-traditional program or a graduate program must have graduated a minimum of 5 years prior to date of nomination.
  • The candidate must have accomplished deeds of significance to society.
  • The candidate must be of the finest Christian character.
  • The candidate’s life and accomplishments must have brought distinction to Milligan College.

Nomination Process

Nominations must include a completed nomination form and data supporting the candidate’s accomplishments. (This data may consist of statistics, newspaper clippings, letters of reference, etc.) Anonymous nominations will not be considered.

  • Nominations may be accepted from alumni, faculty, staff, administration and relatives of nominees.
  • Nominations may remain active for three nominating periods.
  • Nominations received by May 15 of the calendar year will be considered for the calendar year; nominations received after May 15 will be considered in the following calendar year.

The Selection Committee

The selection committee consists of the Director of Alumni Relations, the president of the Alumni Leadership Council and college administrators. Nominations are accepted from alumni and friends of the college.

Recipients

First Last Award Year Class Year
William H. Millsaps 1970 1933
Marcus J. Stewart 1971 1933
James F. Landrum 1972 1958
Arnold D. Albright 1973 1937
George W. Kelly 1975 1934
Jimmie O. Pierson 1976 1959
Robert L. Taylor 1977 1921
Lawrence G. Derthick 1978 1927
Ivor G. Jones 1979 1926
Glen M. Williams 1980 1940
Ada Elizabeth Hart 1981 1925
James H. Kegley 1982 1941
Harriette E. Wells 1983 1934
Laken G. Warnock 1984 1957
W. R. Alexander 1985 1960
Ray A. Giles 1986 1957
David A. Nash 1987 1964
James L. Perkins 1988 1964
William T. Mathes 1989 1942
W. E. Fine 1990 1961
Billye Joyce Fine 1990 1963
W. M. Smith 1991 1968
Joyce K. Smith 1991 1968
Marshall W. Hayden 1992 1963
Steve B. Lacy 1993 1931
James M. Swiney 1994 1957
James L. Evans 1995 1957
Marshall J. Leggett 1996 1951
Gary D. Porter 1997 1968
James D. Rose 1998 1950
James S. Frasure 1999 1962
William A. Nice 1999 1964
Keith N. Schoville 2000 1956
Sonny Smith 2001 1958
Del Harris 2001 1959
Alan Ahlgrim 2002 1969
Ben Young 2003 1960
Dave Snyder 2004 1982
Suzie Snyder 2004 1983
Fred Norris 2005 1963
John Wiggins 2006 1961
David Davis 2007 1991
Tony Twist 2008 1974
Gary Richardson 2009 1978
Cal Wilson 2010 1970
Greg Johnson 2011 1976
Becky Lewis Johnson 2011 1975
Duard Walker 2012 1948

Professional Excellence Award

Nomination Criteria

Nomination Criteria

Download a nomination form.

The college sets and interprets nomination guidelines. The changing demographics of the Milligan community require that these guidelines be periodically reviewed and updated to more closely reflect our constituency.

Purpose

The Milligan College Professional Excellence Award exists to honor those alumni who have excelled in their chosen field. It also serves to encourage and increase awareness of recipients’ notable achievements and contributions to their profession so that they might serve as an example for others to follow.

Nomination Process

  • Nominations must include a completed nomination form and data supporting the candidate’s accomplishments. (This data may consist of statistics, newspaper clippings, letters of reference, etc.) Anonymous nominations will not be considered.
  • Nominations may be accepted from alumni, faculty, staff, administration and relatives of nominees.
  • Nominations may remain active for three nominating periods.
  • Nominations received by May 15 of the calendar year will be considered for the calendar year; nominations received after May 15 will be considered in the following calendar year.

Qualifications

  • The candidate must be have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at Milligan College.
  • The candidate must have graduated at least ten years prior to date of nomination.
  • The candidate must have brought distinction to Milligan College through his/her career (i.e. business, education, missions, ministry, science, medicine, research, volunteer service, journalism, art, music, etc.).
  • The candidate must demonstrate high standards of integrity and Christian character.

The Selection Committee

The selection committee consists of the Director of Alumni Relations, the president of the Alumni Leadership Council and college administrators. Nominations are accepted from alumni and friends of the college.

Recipients

First Last Award Year Class Year
Steven Allen 1998 1980
Bill Clem 1999 1969
Louise Clites 1999 1952
Philip Davis 1998 1962
William Dever 1998 1955
Marsha Elliott 1998 1969
John O’Dell 1999 1970
Rebecca Plumer 1998 1978
Frank Sells 1998 1969
Mark Webb 1998 1972
John Willis 1999 1938
Hope Marston 2000 1956
Tim Bush 2000 1970
Cal Wilson 2001 1970
Mary Lynn Dell 2001 1981
Eric Deaton 2001 1983
Gary Richardson 2001 1978
Tammy Boyd Ross 2002 1982
Dan Foote 2002 1983
Ron Dove 2002 1987
Dan McCall 2003 1986
Greg Allen 2003 1983
Judith Giles Morgan 2003 1963
Robbie Jones Anderson 2004 1973
Jim Burgen 2004 1984
William Edward Ringley 2004 1973
Laura Caley Matney 2004 1972
Scott Kent 2005 1991
Jeff Smith 2005 1978
Leslie Williams 2005 1986
Tom Kim 2006 1969
Cathy Barlow 2006 1970
Tim Hartman 2006 1982
Tembra Chaplain Aldridge 2007 1981
Rod Irvin 2007 1970
Warren Miller 2007 1972
Jim Green 2008 1982
Lezlee Eick Knowles 2008 1971
Greg Moffatt 2008 1983
Gina Adams Reynolds 2009 1996
Loren Stuckenbruck 2009 1981
Dee Ledermann England 2010 1976
Brian Jobe 2010 1995
Ken Oosting, II 2010 1983
Paul Bajko 2011 1953
Jeff Bourn 2011 1986
Tricia Huffman 2011 MBA 2005
Becky Schauer Robertson 2012 1995
Chuck Sanders 2012 1983

George W. Hardin Spirit of Milligan Award

Recipients

Name Year Inducted
Grace (Carroll ’38) Albright 2000
Roger(’50) & Louise (Griffin, ’52) Clites 2001
George (’42) & Janet Arnold 2002
Edgar Clinton Wilson 2003
Dennis and Cookie Helsabeck 2004
Carol Barker 2005
Jackie Acker 2006
Jim and Ivy Rice 2007
Al (’58) and Marylyn (Rozell ’57) Covell 2008
Frank Jarrett 2009
Ed McKinney 2010
Clint Holloway (’95) 2011
Adele Adinolfi Holloway (’95) 2011

Accomplishments

Milligan produces graduates who experience spiritually and intellectually rewarding journeys as they work to change lives and shape culture through their chosen roles and professions. Where has their Milligan education taken them? Below is just a sampling.

  • Graduates who go on to pursue advanced and terminal degrees from graduate schools like Baylor, Duke, Emory, Harvard, MIT, Notre Dame, NYU, Oxford, Princeton, UCLA, the University of Chicago, the University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Yale and many other quality institutions
  • Founders of organizations such as Remember the Children that meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children in developing nations
  • Leaders in organizations that provide housing and care for the elderly, including Health Center of Merritt Island and NCR
  • Consultants whose expertise is sought in times of national and international crisis by organizations such as the FBI
  • Professional staff members at artistic venues such as Steppenwolf Theatre, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Barter Theatre
  • Actors on Broadway, musicians in professional bands and orchestras, and accomplished writers, directors, and technicians
  • Ministers and staff members at mega-churches, small country churches, and everything in-between, serving as youth ministers, children’s ministers, preaching ministers, administrative ministers, worship ministers, counseling ministers and more
  • Alumni whose hearts for missions takes them to inner-city neighborhoods, to the slums of India, to schools in China, to the Massai in Kenya and to the heart of Mexico. As missionaries, they serve as ministerial staff, as teachers, as physicians, as counselors and as program directors
  • Entrepreneurs building solar technology, running bakery/cafés, using photography to tell important stories, and designing and building furniture
  • Business and communication professionals working for organizations like Coca Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Boeing, Siemens, CNN, MarathonPetroleum, General Mills, and PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Professors at such institutions as Princeton, Emory and Case Western Reserve
  • College-level and professional coaches, including an NBA coach
  • Bankers, doctors, and lawyers, who bring Christian ethics to the workplace
  • Numerous teachers, coaches, principals/administrators, who together have impacted thousands of young people’s lives

From grad school to the governor’s mansion, from spy planes to second-grade classrooms, our alumni continue to learn, lead, and serve even after they leave this place.