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Milligan hosts ‘Engineering & Computer Science Buff Day’ for prospective students


MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2015) — Students interested in studying engineering and computer science at Milligan College can attend “Engineering & Computer Science Buff Day” at the college on Monday, Sept. 21.

Students and their families will get exclusive access and learn all of the details regarding the college’s computer science program and upcoming engineering program, which launches in fall 2016 and offers two majors, mechanical and electrical engineering. The event includes opportunities to meet with current students, learn about campus life at Milligan, as well as find out about admission and financial aid. A campus tour and complimentary lunch also are included.

“This is the perfect opportunity for prospective students to find out about two cutting-edge science programs at Milligan,” said Dr. Carolyn Carter, associate dean of the William B. Greene, Jr., School of Business and Technology. “Ultimately, engineering and computer science 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.”

Students will learn the specifics of the programs from Carter and Dr. Greg Harrell, director of the college’s engineering program, including information on the curriculum and courses. “Engineering and Computer Science Buffs” will learn about the college’s business partnerships, as well as co-op and employment opportunities.

A tour of the future engineering labs also will be given.

Carter joined Milligan’s faculty in 1984, and in 2011, she was named the Don and Clarinda Jeanes Chair of Servant Leadership. She is a member of the National Business Education Association and holds a doctorate in instructional technology from Virginia Tech.

Harrell has taught at Virginia Tech, the University of Tennessee, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. As a professional engineer, 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.


Other visit days are scheduled throughout the year:

Oct. 24 — “Legacy Buff Day,” children of alumni
Oct. 30 — “Be A Buff Day,” all prospective students
Nov. 20 — “Junior Buff Day,” high school juniors
Feb. 26 — music auditions
March 4 — “Nursing Buff Day,” nursing students
March 18 — “Be A Buff Day,” all prospective students with music auditions

“Engineering & Computer Science Buff Day” will begin at 9 a.m. in Milligan’s Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts. For more information or to register, call 800.262.8337, email the campus visit coordinator at or visit

Posted by on September 11, 2015.