Snap-on, Milligan partner to offer free community workshops

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Oct. 23, 2018) — Snap-on, a tool manufacturing plant located in Elizabethton, Tennessee, has partnered with Milligan College to offer a series of free workshops to its employees and the broader community. These workshops are designed to provide helpful and supportive information on a variety of topics.

“Snap-on is excited about the opportunity to partner with Milligan College to bring these workshops to our community. Giving back to our community is an important initiative,” said Robin Pritchard, human resource manager at Snap-on. “Balancing work and life responsibilities is sometimes difficult, and if we can help give guidance on tackling the issues facing most of our workforce and community, we will have succeeded.”

The first workshop, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, will address “Personal and Family Finance.” Two sessions will be held in Milligan’s Derthick Lecture Hall, 11-12:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Heather Vaccaro, assistant professor of business administration, will discuss important steps for staying on the path to financial well-being. Topics include how to build and use a budget, how to create a reserve, and methods to eliminate and avoid debt.

In November, Dr. Lee Harrison, vice president for enrollment and marketing, will discuss “College Planning.” The lecture is designed for parents and families of young high school students and aims to take the stress out of the college process by focusing on tips for preparing, researching, applying and deciding on colleges.

Joy Drinnon, professor of psychology, will address “Parenting and Social Media and Media Effects in Adolescents” in February 2019. Drinnon will help families better understand the psychological, social and educational effects of media on children and adolescents. Topics will include body image, drug and alcohol abuse, sexuality, sociability, morality and cognitive development.

Dr. Rebecca Sapp, director of Milligan’s Counseling Center and associate professor of counseling, will focus on “Family and Marriage Relations” in May 2019. Participants will learn effective ways to build and maintain joy in their relationships, respond to challenges, and improve communication.

Next summer, Jack Simpson, vice president for institutional advancement, will cover the basic principles behind estate and will planning, as well as the freedom and security planning provides. Simpson will cover the six documents every estate plan should include. This session does not include legal advice but participants can gain a basic working knowledge to prepare for further discussions with an attorney or financial advisor.

“We are excited to partner with Snap-on to offer these workshops as a resource to our community,” said Harrison. “Through this partnership, Milligan’s faculty can provide guidance and answer questions about important topics that impact our everyday lives.”

Learn more and register at milligan.edu/community-workshops.


MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college 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 College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

« Back to News & Events