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Research by M.Ed. grads accepted for national conference

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (November 13, 2002) – Academic papers written by six recent Milligan graduates have been accepted for presentation at the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research Conference to be held at Ponte Verdra Beach, Fla., in December. The students all received their Master of Education degrees in August 2002.

Service-learning is the topic of two of the papers: Katherine L. Bronstetter’s “The effects of service learning on self-esteem in third grade students” and Elizabeth A. Thomas’ “Serving success in school: The effects of service learning on motivation in gifted and at-risk students.”

A question that parents of most kindergarten-age children face was addressed by Stephanie Bernard and Christine Goodlet, whose research was entitled, “Ready or not: How do you know if a child is academically and socially read for the school setting?”

Conflict resolution was examined by Meredith E. Voelz, whose paper “To fight or not to fight: The effects of conflict resolution training on elementary school students” was accepted for presentation, as was a paper by Tammy Tingle on “A study of the correlation between Brigance and scores in reading and math.”

Milligan’s M.Ed. program allows students to complete a master’s degree and teacher licensure requirements in as little as 15 months. The program is fully approved by the Tennessee Department of Education and is accredited by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Milligan graduates are teachers, coaches, and administrators throughout the Tri-Cities region and in multiple locations in the U.S. and abroad.

For more information, visit www.milligan.edu or call 423-461-8306.


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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