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Milligan’s engineering debut set for March 20

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2015) — Milligan College will debut its brand-new engineering program, which launches in fall 2016, to potential students on Friday, March 20, in the Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts as part of its inaugural “Engineering Buff” Day.

Students and their families will get exclusive access and learn all of the details regarding the college’s engineering program that is offering two majors, mechanical and electrical engineering.

“We’re very excited for the students who will be part of our inaugural engineering class,” said President Dr. Bill Greer. “Milligan is in an excellent position to train engineers, both because of the strength of our science and technology areas, as well as our strong liberal arts core, which we believe makes better engineers who understand the society and culture in which they are working and serving.”

Open to high school students and their families, the visit day begins at 9 a.m. with an overview of Milligan’s journey to engineering by Greer.

Students will learn the specifics of the program, including information on the curriculum and courses, admission and financial aid, the college’s business partnerships, and co-op and employment opportunities, from Dr. Carolyn Carter, associate dean of the William B. Greene, Jr. School of Business and Technology, and other faculty and staff.

Dr. Greg Harrell, professional engineer, the program’s lead technical adviser, also will speak. Harrell has taught at Virginia Tech, the University of Tennessee, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He previously served as a design engineer and utilities process engineer for BASF Corporation and currently is a senior associate with Energy Management Services, where he has conducted energy assessments and training for industrial clients on six continents in 28 countries and 39 U. S. states, in addition to work for the U. S. Department of Energy and the United Nations. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering-thermodynamics from Virginia Tech.

Potential “engineering buffs” will be among the first to see architectural drawings for the new engineering facilities and learn how liberal arts go hand-in-hand with the college’s STEM disciplines in science, technology, engineering and math.

The event includes opportunities to meet with current students and learn about campus life at Milligan. A campus tour and complimentary lunch also are included.

“‘Engineering Buff’ Day is a chance for students to get up-close and personal and ask the questions they want to know,” said Dr. Lee Fierbaugh, vice president for enrollment and marketing. “Ultimately, engineering students at Milligan have an opportunity to grow into their profession within a tight-knit community where staff and faculty care about their individual success.”

Prospective students interested in studying nursing can attend “Nursing Buff” Day at the college on Friday, March 27.

For more information or to register for “Engineering Buff” Day, call 800.262.8337, email the campus visit coordinator at visits@milligan.edu or visit www.milligan.edu/buffday.

To learn more about Milligan’s engineering program, visit www.milligan.edu/engineering.​


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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