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Students kick off Homecoming with Spirit Week

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Oct. 24, 2006) — Milligan students are celebrating Spirit Week in preparation for the college’s Homecoming festivities this weekend, Oct. 27-28. Students are donning costumes and festive colors throughout the week as they celebrate the college’s 140-year history.

Homecoming kicks off Friday at 12 noon with a golf tournament at the Elizabethton Country Club, benefiting the Milligan College men’s basketball team. A reception for Classes of 1955 and earlier will be held at 1:30 p.m.

Several alumni will be honored and recognized for notable achievements Friday at the annual Celebrate Milligan dinner. John Wiggins, Class of 1961, will be named the 2006 Distinguished Alumnus. Professional Excellence Awards will be presented to Tom Kim, Class of 1969; Cathy Barlow, Class of 1970; and Tim Hartman, Class of 1982. The Hardin Spirit of Milligan Award will go to Jackie Acker, Class of 1955. Butch & Billie Dabney and their family will receive the Milligan Heritage Award. The Athletics Hall of Fame will induct Dino Allen, Class of 1991; Linda King Doan, former coach; and the 1998-99 Men’s Basketball Team.

A Young Alumni Social for the Classes of 1996 and later will occur at 7 p.m. Friday and a special five year reunion reception for the Class of 2001 will be held at 8, followed by a Welcome Back Bonfire for all alumni and their families at 8:30 p.m.

The Milligan College theatre and music areas will present “The Gospel According to Jazz” on both Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 in Seeger Memorial Chapel. The cost of the musical is $10 and tickets may be purchased in advance at the Milligan College Bookstore, 423.461.8733, or at the door the night of the show. For more information, visit http://www.milligan.edu/news/fall2006/gosjazz.htm.

Saturday will kick off with the 4th Annual ALM Scholarship 5K Run/2.5K Walk at 9 a.m., sponsored by Saratoga and Mountain States Health Alliance. For more information, contact 423.975.8031.

The annual Faculty-Alumni Reception will occur Saturday morning from 9-11 a.m. in the 2nd floor lobby of Derthick Hall. All current and retired faculty are encouraged to stop by and visit with alumni.

Lunch on Saturday is an Alumni and Student Tailgate Party from 11:30-1:30 p.m., followed by the annual Alumni vs. Students Football game at 12 noon on Anglin Soccer Field.

The sixth annual Homecoming Parade will occur at 2 p.m., featuring floats representing student organizations and campus sponsors. The parade route will follow the main road through campus. A Carnival with inflatable attractions and music will add to the fun for children from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the front lawn of Derthick Hall.

Saturday afternoon’s schedule is busy with class reunions for the Classes of 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1986, 1991 and 1996. A reception for the President’s Associates will be held at the historic Taylor/Phillips House on the Milligan campus from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m..

Saturday evening will conclude at 7:30 p.m. with the finale of “The Gospel According to Jazz” and SUB-7 Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. for music and coffee.

All meal events and feature event are ticketed events. All other events are free. The Alumni Office asks that all alumni register in the McMahan Student Center on Friday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. or Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information and a complete schedule for Homecoming 2006, visit http://www.milligan.edu/homecoming/schedule.htm 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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