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Milligan’s fall commencement slated for Dec. 9 on eve of sesquicentennial

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Nov. 30, 2016) — Milligan College is planning fall commencement for Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in the college’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium located in Seeger Chapel on the eve of Milligan’s 150th anniversary. It was December 10, 1866, that the State of Tennessee issued the charter to the Buffalo Male and Female Institute, which was later renamed Milligan College.

Rather than a commencement speaker, the college is continuing its new tradition of more student engagement during the program through prayer, scripture readings and remarks given by students to their fellow graduates. A total of 104 degrees will be awarded.

The December graduates include nine Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 27 Bachelor of Science (B.S.), seven Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), 12 Master of Business Administration (MBA), eight Master of Education (M.Ed.), 10 Master of Science in Counseling and 31 Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) students. Of the bachelor’s degree recipients, 24 are Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) students.

A complete schedule of graduation activities is available online at www.milligan.edu/commencement or by calling 423.461.8681. For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be broadcast live at www.milligan.edu/streaming.


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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