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Nationally recognized educator to speak at Milligan

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (October 8, 2009) – Tim Snyder, a leader of several nationally recognized schools, will speak at Milligan College’s convocation service on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. in Seeger Memorial Chapel. He also will speak later that evening at a Diversity Forum at 6 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge in the McMahan Student Center. Both events are free and open to the public.

Snyder, a Milligan alumnus, is currently the principal of Simon Rivera High School in Brownsville, Texas. He has worked in the Brownsville public school system for 25 years, where he has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. He has also served as adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Brownsville.

For the last 15 years, Snyder has served as a school administrator, including 10 years as principal. Under his leadership, several Brownsville schools were recognized by the Texas Education Agency, Texas Monthly magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, the Washington Post and the University of Texas at Austin.

For more information, contact Nathan Flora, campus minister at Milligan, at 423.461.8748, or email nflora@milligan.edu.


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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