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Homecoming weekend arrives at Milligan

Milligan College, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2007) – Milligan College will celebrate its Homecoming weekend with a variety of activities ranging from golf to ballet. The celebration will take place this weekend, Oct. 26-27.

The weekend’s activities will begin with the third annual golf tournament on Friday at noon. The tournament is open to all Milligan alumni and friends with proceeds benefiting the men’s basketball program. At 1:30 p.m. there will be a tour of campus and reception for the classes of 1956 and earlier.

Several alumni and friends will be honored and recognized for notable achievements Friday night at the annual Celebrate Milligan dinner. Congressman David Davis (’91) will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Professional Excellence Awards will be presented toTembra Chaplian Aldridge (’81), Rod Irvin (’70), and Warren Miller (’72). The Hardin “Spirit of Milligan Award” will be given to Jim and Ivy Rice Henry and Emerald Webband their family will receive the Milligan Heritage Award. Jodie Iwanusa Freetage (’94) andThomas Dillard (’99) will both be inducted to the Milligan College Athletics Hall of Fame.

Saturday’s schedule is busy with class reunions for the classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2002, various athletic events, and the annual Homecoming Parade.

Saturday will kick off with the 5th Annual ALM Scholarship 5K Run/2.5K Walk at 9 a.m., sponsored by Saratoga and Mountain States Health Alliance. The annual Faculty-Alumni Reception will follow from 9-11 a.m. in the McMahan Student Center . All current and retired faculty are encouraged to stop by and visit with alumni. During that time there also will be a choir reunion for all past choir members.

At 10 a.m., the college’s new “Aqua Buffs” swim team will showcase time trials and offer fun and games for alumni and friends at the pool located in Steve Lacy Fieldhouse.

One of the main attractions on Saturday is the seventh annual Homecoming Parade at 2 p.m., featuring floats representing student organizations. The parade route will follow the main road through campus. Inflatable attractions will also add to the fun for children from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Derthick Lawn.

On Saturday night Ballet Magnificat! will present “ Hiding Place ” in Seeger Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Based on the true story of Corrie ten Boom, “Hiding Place” is a portrayal of divinely inspired forgiveness and hope found in Jesus Christ in the midst of desperate and unimaginable suffering. Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at the door.

The evening will conclude with a coffeehouse held in SUB-7 at 9 p.m.

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 3 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 2007, visithttp://www.milligan.edu/homecoming/ 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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