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Milligan moves spring commencement to Aug. 15

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 28, 2020) — Milligan College administration announced the college will hold an on-campus commencement ceremony for the class of 2020 on Saturday, August 15, in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium located in Seeger Chapel. The rescheduled commencement date remains subject to change, and Milligan will reserve Sunday, October 25, the conclusion of the next homecoming weekend, as an alternative date.

“We are proud of this year’s graduates, especially how they have handled the unexpected changes during their final semester, and our administration wants to ensure that this graduating class is recognized and celebrated,” said Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer. “Our 2020 spring commencement includes many achievements, such as the first graduates of our engineering, physician assistant and master’s in humanities programs. Furthermore, this ceremony will honor the final class of students whose diploma will indicate a degree from Milligan College, since we become Milligan University on June 1.”

Milligan’s spring commencement ceremony was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 9, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the ceremony will not be held until August, degrees will be conferred at the end of the spring semester and graduates will receive their diplomas by mail in late May.

Milligan’s rescheduled commencement ceremony will recognize 241 graduates. The graduates include 24 Bachelor of Arts, 104 Bachelor of Science, 17 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, five Bachelor of Social Work, 15 Master of Business Administration, four Master of Science in Counseling, four Master of Arts in Humanities, seven Master of Education, seven Doctor of Education, two Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, 24 Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, two Master of Arts in Religion, seven Master of Arts in Christian Ministries, 16 Master of Divinity and three Doctor of Ministry students.

A complete schedule of graduation activities and any updates will be available online at www.milligan.edu/commencement.

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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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