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Milligan Homecoming announced

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (October 17, 2002) — Milligan College will host its annual Homecoming next weekend, Oct. 25-26, on the college’s campus near Elizabethton. Hundreds of alumni, parents, students, and friends of the college are expected to visit the Tri-Cities and attend the weekend’s many events.

There are many opportunities throughout the weekend for alumni and friends of the college to visit with classmates, faculty members and friends, as well as hear and see the progress and vision of the college.

Nine alumni will be honored and recognized for notable achievements [see separate news release on honorees] Friday evening at the 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Milligan dinner. An ice cream social will follow at 8:30 in the Steve Lacy Fieldhouse. This will be the first opportunity for many to reunite and visit in an informal setting.

One of the most important things to alumni is seeing and visiting their former faculty mentors. This will occur Saturday morning at the Faculty-Alumni Continental Breakfast in lower Seeger Chapel, followed by a Q&A luncheon with President Don Jeanes in McCormick Dining Center.

One of the main attractions on Saturday is the second annual Homecoming Parade at 2 p.m., featuring floats representing student organizations. The parade route will follow the main road through campus.

Throughout the weekend, students and alumni have several opportunities to participate in various athletic events, including a doubles tennis tournament Friday evening, a 5K Road Race Saturday at 8 a.m., and the annual Alumni vs. Students Football Game at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Alumni can then sit back and cheer the Buffs and Lady Buffs to victory at two intercollegiate soccer matches between Milligan and Bethel College (men) at 2 p.m. and Milligan and King College (women) at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday afternoon’s schedule is also busy with class reunions for the Classes of 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992 and 1997. There is also a reception for the Classes of 1972 and 1977 Friday evening at 8:30 and a tea for the classes of 1952 and earlier Saturday morning at 10 a.m., both of which are at Little Hartland, the President’s home. The Classes of 1954 to 1960 are invited to an alumni luncheon at First Christian Church.

And there are inflatable attractions for children and informal visiting in the Fieldhouse for all those not involved in official reunion events Saturday afternoon.

Alumni are encouraged to enjoy a Saturday evening meal at one of their favorite local restaurants before returning to campus for a 6:30 p.m. dessert reception at Derthick Hall. The evening will conclude with the weekend’s feature event, an 8 p.m. Bebo Norman concert in Seeger Chapel.

All meals and dessert receptions are ticketed events. All other events are free. The Alumni Office asks that all alumni register in Sutton Lobby on Friday or Saturday. For more information and a complete schedule for Homecoming 2002, visit www.milligan.edu or call the Alumni Office at 423.461.8718.

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MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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