MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Sept. 24, 2013) — Milligan College alumnus Matt Bailey recently joined Milligan’s office of graduate and professional studies (GPS) as an admissions recruiter for its business programs.
Bailey, of Elizabethton, Tenn., will recruit for Milligan’s adult degree completion program (ADCP) in business administration, the computer information systems mobile (CIS-M) major and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
“This role is a great fit for Matt for many reasons,” said Courtney Kieslich, director of GPS. “Not only does he have 21 years of experience in public service, but Matt also is a graduate of Milligan’s ADCP business program.
“He can relate to the questions and the considerations our adult students have when they decide to finish a degree or pursue a graduate degree at Milligan. He’s walked in their shoes, which brings a level of confidence and firsthand expertise that will greatly benefit our prospective students.”
Bailey began his career as the paramedic supervisor and deputy EMS director with Carter County (Tenn.) Emergency & Rescue Squad. He continued to pursue a distinguished career in law enforcement with the Elizabethton Police Department, where he served in several roles, including police chief from 2007 to 2012.
As Bailey’s career advanced, he decided to return to college to complete his bachelor’s degree. He chose Milligan’s affordable ADCP business administration program, which is designed for working adults and requires only 16 months of class time. He took one, five-week course at a time, allowing him to complete his degree while working full time.
“I called Milligan to find out more about their program, and I knew when I hung up the phone that first day that it was doable,” Bailey said. “The positive, can-do attitude of everyone I came into contact with at Milligan that day and throughout my experience here made all the difference. In my new position, I want to provide that same experience for others.”
While at Milligan, Bailey was a member of the dean’s list and of the Omicron-Psi National Honor Society, recognizing non-traditional students. He graduated summa cum laude in December 2009. Since his graduation, he has been an advocate for Milligan’s programs and faculty. His photograph has appeared on Milligan billboards and in advertising, and he’s shared his story with various audiences.
“Matt has a true passion for Milligan, which makes it very exciting to welcome him back as a member of our staff,” Kieslich said.
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