Seeger Chapel steeple against an orange sunset

Emmanuel prof. to present commencement address

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Dec. 7, 2001)-Thirty-one students will receive degrees at the college’s winter graduation held this Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in Seeger Chapel. Dr. Fred W. Norris, a Milligan alumnus who holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and is currently a professor at Emmanuel School of Religion in Johnson City, will present the commencement address.

The 31 students graduating include two bachelor of arts, 15 bachelor of science, 3 masters of education (M.Ed.) and 11 master of science in occupational therapy (MSOT) degrees.

Norris is professor of world mission and evangelism and Dean E. Walker professor of church history at Emmanuel. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Milligan College, a bachelor’s of divinity and master of theology from Phillips University, and the master of philosophy and Ph.D. from Yale University.

Before coming to Emmanuel in 1977, Norris taught at Milligan College and the University of Tübingen. He was on the staff of the Institute for the Study of Christian Origins for five years and was its director for three years. He has also ministered with churches in Tennessee and Oklahoma.

Norris presently serves on the planning groups of Orbis Books’ forthcoming history of world Christianity and Cambridge University’s symposia on Mission in the First Millennium. His articles and reviews have appeared in a number of journals and collections of essays.

Norris and his wife Carol have two adult children and one granddaughter.

Milligan College’s December graduation is open to the public. For more information, call



List of December Graduates

Major 1
BA Christopher A. Brandow Fine Arts
BA Jessica Brook Moore Business Administration
BS Hannah L. Absher Communications
BS Dwight Matthew Bailey Business Admininstration
BS Ben Andrew Berry Business Administration
BS Jeffrey T. Bowers Business Administration
BS Mark Alan Broyles Computer Information Systems
BS Kyle Richard Dincler Communications, Music
BS Angela Marie Dymacek Communications
BS Walter F. Hall Elementary Education
BS Cindy Lee Human Performance and Exercise Science
BS Heather Nichole Mathews Human Performance and Exercise Science
BS Rachel S. McCurry Early Childhood Development, Elementary Education
BS Jillian Goodeve Schweizer Communications, Psychology
BS Harlie Dale Shrader Business Administration
BS Ramirez Marques Uliana Computer Information Systems
BS Juli Michelle Wallace Early Childhood Development
MED Angela Barnett Education
MED Tracy René King Education
MED Mindy Deakins Utsman Education
MSOT Trisha Ann Bean Occupational Therapy
MSOT Karen Eastridge Biltz Occupational Therapy
MSOT Paula Elizabeth Cooper Occupational Therapy
MSOT Amber L. Deboard Occupational Therapy
MSOT Cynthia L. Koone Occupational Therapy
MSOT Crystal Phillippe Occupational Therapy
MSOT Robin Kessler Raper Occupational Therapy
MSOT Stephen Joseph Sexton Occupational Therapy
MSOT Wendy Shoffner-Brindle Occupational Therapy
MSOT Sandra Nicole Stallard Occupational Therapy
MSOT Heather Nichole Williams Occupational Therapy


Posted by on December 10, 2001.