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Milligan sees growth in cheerleading program

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (November 30, 2006) — Former Elizabethton High School cheerleading coach and Milligan College alumna Rhonda Paulson has joined Milligan’s athletic staff as head cheerleading coach.

Paulson brings several years of experience to the program, having served as head cheerleading coach at Elizabethton High School from 1998 to 2002. Last year she served as cheerleading sponsor to the Milligan squad.

Paulson’s hiring, along with new scholarship opportunities, are part of Milligan’s expansion of their co-ed cheerleading program.

“Our goal is to take the cheering squad at Milligan to the next level,” said Paulson. “We want to not only help lead Milligan in school spirit, but display the intense athleticism it takes to cheer and eventually compete on a national level.”

Milligan has announced other program expansions in the last year. Additional athletic scholarships were made available to the tennis and track and field programs, along with coaching staff additions.

“Our commitment to our athletic programs is evident in the new facilities, additional scholarships and recent additions to our athletic staff,” said Mark Fox, vice president for student development. “We want to provide the same level of resources to all of our athletes.”

Paulson is currently recruiting male and female athletes with cheerleading and tumbling experience for the cheerleading program. For more information contact 800.262.8337 orRPaulson@milligan.edu .

In the past 10 years, Milligan athletic teams have won 33 conference titles and made 39 national tournament appearances. The college maintains high standards for its athletes and has produced numerous All-Americans, All-Conference and Academic All-American players. The college has 14 intercollegiate programs that compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

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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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