Milligan College , Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2008) – Milligan College’s annual Homecoming weekend celebrations will take place this weekend, Oct. 24 and 25, and will include a variety of activities ranging from football to Broadway.
The fourth annual golf tournament will kick off the weekend’s activities 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 “Vintage Buffs,” classes of 1958 and earlier.
Several alumni and friends will be honored and recognized for notable achievements Friday night at the annual Celebrate Milligan dinner. Tony Twist (’74) will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Professional Excellence Awards will be presented to Jim Green (’82), Lezlee Knowles (’71) and Greg Moffatt (’83). The Hardin “Spirit of Milligan Award” will be given to Al (’58) and Marylyn (’57) Covell. Scott Shealy (‘03) and Wendy Weaver (’03) will both be inducted to the Milligan College Athletics Hall of Fame. Also being recognized this year is Duard “Coach” Walker (’48 ), who recently was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame.
A special performance of “Step into the Spotlight: A Broadway Revue” will be held in the Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts in the McGlothlin-Street Theatre Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. General seating is $10. Also on Friday night, the annual young alumni and student social will be held in the McMahan Student Center at 7 p.m.
Saturday’s schedule is busy with receptions for the classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998 and 2003, various athletic events and the annual Homecoming parade.
Saturday will kick off with the 6th Annual ALM Scholarship 5K Run/2.5K Walk at 9 a.m., sponsored by Saratoga, The Wellness Center and Franklin Health and Fitness Center. The annual alumni vs. student football game will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Anglin Field. At 11 a.m., the Theater for Young Audiences will perform their production of “Kidz Rock the Vote” in the Gregory Center. Admission is $1.
One of the main attractions on Saturday is the ninth annual Homecoming Parade at 2 p.m. The parade route will follow Blowers Boulevard, the main road through campus. A “Fall Festival,” complete with inflatable attractions and music by the P.F. Flyers, will follow the parade from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Derthick Lawn.
At 6 p.m. the men’s soccer team will take on Carson Newman at their home field. The evening will conclude with a coffeehouse held in SUB-7 at 9 p.m., featuring Tara Leigh Cobble.
All meal and feature events 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 9 to 11 a.m.
For more information and a complete schedule for Homecoming 2008, visitwww.milligan.edu/homecoming or call the Alumni Office at 423.461.8718.