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Milligan Connections orientation: April 10-11

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 1, 2015) — There are a lot of questions to ask as an upcoming college freshman: Where is the dining hall? How do you get text books? What will other students be like?

“I was nervous about making friends and meeting my advisor,” said Milligan College freshman Abby Weinberger, who is from Ohio, about her feelings before attending the college’s Connections orientation last year.

Slated for April 10-11 and June 12-13 this year, the two-day program is specifically designed to answer all those questions and more to help make incoming students feel at home on campus before they arrive in the fall and help parents feel comfortable sending their children to Milligan.

At the April orientation session, Weinberger was able to have a dinner meeting with her faculty mentor, Dr. John-Paul Abner, professor of occupational therapy and psychology.

“We immediately hit it off,” said Weinberger, a child and youth development major who plans to pursue a career in children’s ministry. She received Milligan’s prestigious Hopwood Scholarship last year and is currently involved in the college’s theatre area.“We had a lot in common. He was hilarious. I felt so much more comfortable knowing that I had somebody I could go to if I needed any help.”

Students can not only meet professors and their faculty mentor at Connections, but they can also make their fall semester schedule, get a student ID made, meet a lot of other students and tour campus with their family. Parents also can attend sessions that will help prepare them for not only sending their children off to college, but how to support them through the college experience.

For Weinberger’s mom, Laura, her child’s reassurance was all she needed to hear. “The most important thing for us is that she is comfortable,” said Laura Weinberger, who sent her second child off to college. “We trusted that God put her where she wanted to be, and now we couldn’t be more excited for her.”

For more information or to register for Connections, visit www.milligan.edu/connections, call the Admissions Office at 800.262.8337 or email the campus visit coordinator at visits@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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