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Alumni & Friends

Homecoming 2022

Reminisce, reflect, reconnect. Join the fun, October 28-29!

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Alumni Lunch

Join President and Mrs. Greer in Nashville for good food and good conversation on August 6.

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Pyramid
Alumni & Friends Tour 2023

February 27-March 9 – Egypt and the Great Nile Cruise

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Office of Alumni Relations

It is our goal in the Office of Alumni Relations to help alumni stay connected—with each other, with the institution, and with students. We do this through our website and email, through the Milligan Magazine, through our Call Center and through various other publications and events. Please let us know if there are additional services you would like us to offer. We welcome your suggestions and feedback. 

You will find links to various resources in the alumni website. We encourage you to use them. Nominate alumni whose lives exemplify Christian service. Impart your experience with current students by getting involved in our Career Network. Send us an email or give us a call to share your important news with us. These are just some of the many ways you can continue to be involved with your alma mater. 

We are proud of you, our alumni. Your service in the Kingdom has positively influenced untold numbers. Thank you for your continued support and prayers as we work to prepare the next generation of servant-leaders.


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In January 2021, Milligan University partnered with PCI for an oral history project. Alumni were given the opportunity to share their unique Milligan or Emmanuel stories. The collection process has ended and books were to be mailed beginning in January 2022.

Unfortunately, production has been delayed due to challenges posed by the nationwide paper shortage affecting many of our print vendors. PCI expects the book will ship in Fall 2022 but will notify alumni if there are further delays. Note: Delivery can take up to a few weeks, depending on delivery location.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience throughout this unexpected delay. Please contact PCI directly should you have any questions about your order. They can be reached at 1-800-982-1590 or by email at customerservice@publishingconcepts.com.

Thank you again for your participation in this important project.

Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award

Nomination Criteria

Download a nomination form.

The university sets and interprets nomination guidelines. The changing demographics of the Milligan community require that these guidelines be periodically reviewed and updated to more closely reflect our constituency.

Purpose

The Distinguished Alumnus/a Award exists to honor those alumni who have brought distinction to Milligan University through a lifetime of committed Christian service and through personal and professional accomplishments.

Qualifications

  • The candidate must have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at Milligan.
  • Graduates from a traditional undergraduate program must have received their degree at least twenty years prior to date of nomination; graduates from a non-traditional program or a graduate program must have graduated a minimum of 5 years prior to date of nomination.
  • The candidate must have accomplished deeds of significance to society.
  • The candidate must be of the finest Christian character.
  • The candidate’s life and accomplishments must have brought distinction to Milligan University.

Nomination Process

Nominations must include a completed nomination form and data supporting the candidate’s accomplishments. (This data may consist of statistics, newspaper clippings, letters of reference, etc.) Anonymous nominations will not be considered.

  • Nominations may be accepted from alumni, faculty, staff, administration and relatives of nominees.
  • Nominations may remain active for three nominating periods.
  • Nominations received by May 15 of the calendar year will be considered for the calendar year; nominations received after May 15 will be considered in the following calendar year.

The Selection Committee

The selection committee consists of the Director of Alumni Relations, the president of the Alumni Leadership Council and university administrators. Nominations are accepted from alumni and friends of the university.

Recipients
FirstLastAward YearClass Year
William H.Millsaps19701933
Marcus J.Stewart19711933
James F.Landrum19721958
Arnold D.Albright19731937
George W.Kelly19751934
Jimmie O.Pierson19761959
Robert L.Taylor19771921
Lawrence G.Derthick19781927
Ivor G.Jones19791926
Glen M.Williams19801940
Ada ElizabethHart19811925
James H.Kegley19821941
Harriette E.Wells19831934
Laken G.Warnock19841957
W. R.Alexander19851960
Ray A.Giles19861957
David A.Nash19871964
James L.Perkins19881964
William T.Mathes19891942
W. E.Fine19901961
Billye JoyceFine19901963
W. M.Smith19911968
Joyce K.Smith19911968
Marshall W.Hayden19921963
Steve B.Lacy19931931
James M.Swiney19941957
James L.Evans19951957
Marshall J.Leggett19961951
Gary D.Porter19971968
James D.Rose19981950
James S.Frasure19991962
William A.Nice19991964
Keith N.Schoville20001956
SonnySmith20011958
DelHarris20011959
AlanAhlgrim20021969
BenYoung20031960
DaveSnyder20041982
SuzieSnyder20041983
FredNorris20051963
JohnWiggins20061961
DavidDavis20071991
TonyTwist20081974
GaryRichardson20091978
CalWilson20101970
GregJohnson20111976
BeckyLewis Johnson20111975
DuardWalker20121948
ChipFowler20131973
TroyHammond20141989
Francis GaryPowers20151950
LeeMagness20161969
PatriciaPhillips Magness20161969
TomJones20171977
DebbieFralish Jones20171977
PaulBlowers20171977
JeffreyMoorhouse20181991

Professional Excellence Award

Nomination Criteria

Download a nomination form.

The university sets and interprets nomination guidelines. The changing demographics of the Milligan community require that these guidelines be periodically reviewed and updated to more closely reflect our constituency.

Purpose

The Milligan University Professional Excellence Award exists to honor those alumni who have excelled in their chosen field. It also serves to encourage and increase awareness of recipients’ notable achievements and contributions to their profession so that they might serve as an example for others to follow.

Nomination Process

  • Nominations must include a completed nomination form and data supporting the candidate’s accomplishments. (This data may consist of statistics, newspaper clippings, letters of reference, etc.) Anonymous nominations will not be considered.
  • Nominations may be accepted from alumni, faculty, staff, administration and relatives of nominees.
  • Nominations may remain active for three nominating periods.
  • Nominations received by May 15 of the calendar year will be considered for the calendar year; nominations received after May 15 will be considered in the following calendar year.

Qualifications

  • The candidate must be have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at Milligan University.
  • The candidate must have graduated at least ten years prior to date of nomination.
  • The candidate must have brought distinction to Milligan University through his/her career (i.e. business, education, missions, ministry, science, medicine, research, volunteer service, journalism, art, music, etc.).
  • The candidate must demonstrate high standards of integrity and Christian character.

The Selection Committee

The selection committee consists of the Director of Alumni Relations, the president of the Alumni Leadership Council, and University administrators. Nominations are accepted from alumni and friends of the University.

Recipients
FirstLastAward YearClass Year
StevenAllen19981980
BillClem19991969
LouiseClites19991952
PhilipDavis19981962
WilliamDever19981955
MarshaElliott19981969
JohnO’Dell19991970
RebeccaPlumer19981978
FrankSells19981969
MarkWebb19981972
JohnWillis19991938
HopeMarston20001956
TimBush20001970
CalWilson20011970
Mary LynnDell20011981
EricDeaton20011983
GaryRichardson20011978
TammyBoyd Ross20021982
DanFoote20021983
RonDove20021987
DanMcCall20031986
GregAllen20031983
JudithGiles Morgan20031963
RobbieJones Anderson20041973
JimBurgen20041984
William EdwardRingley20041973
LauraCaley Matney20041972
ScottKent20051991
JeffSmith20051978
LeslieWilliams20051986
TomKim20061969
CathyBarlow20061970
TimHartman20061982
TembraChaplain Aldridge20071981
RodIrvin20071970
WarrenMiller20071972
JimGreen20081982
LezleeEick Knowles20081971
GregMoffatt20081983
GinaAdams Reynolds20091996
LorenStuckenbruck20091981
DeeLedermann England20101976
BrianJobe20101995
KenOosting, II20101983
PaulBajko20111953
JeffBourn20111986
TriciaHuffman20112005 (MBA)
BeckySchauer Robertson20121995
ChuckSanders20121983
CarolynKustanbauter20131973
WilburReid20131988
JackSale20141967
AnnieTipton20142004
MarvinEichorn20152010 (MBA)
EmilyHomrich Mitchell20152001
MyraO’Dell20172004, 2018 (MBA)
DavidWantz20171977
WillLittle20182006
KelliSams Scott20182001, 2003 (MSOT)

George W. Hardin Spirit of Milligan Award

Recipients

The George W. Hardin Spirit of Milligan Award is named after an alumnus who gave significant time, money and encouragement to the school, ensuring its continued existence. The honor is given to an alum or friend of the University who has poured himself or herself into the institution.

NameYear Inducted
Grace (Carroll ’38) Albright2000
Roger(’50) and Louise (Griffin, ’52) Clites2001
George (’42) and Janet Arnold2002
Edgar Clinton Wilson2003
Dennis and Cookie Helsabeck2004
Carol Barker2005
Jackie (Harrison ’55) Acker2006
Jim and Ivy Rice2007
Al (’58) and Marylyn (Rozell ’57) Covell2008
Frank Jarrett2009
Ed McKinney2010
Clint (’95) and Adele (Adinolfi ’95) Holloway2011
Tim Snyder (’85)2012
Mignon (Mayfield ’62) Holben2013
Aldridge and Greenwell Families2014
Clarinda (Phillips ’71) Jeanes2016
Dennis Helsabeck, Jr.2018

Athletics Hall of Fame

Nomination Criteria

Download a nomination form.

Purpose

The Milligan University Athletics Hall of Fame exists to honor outstanding athletes, coaches and other significant participants in the athletics program of Milligan University. Induction serves to encourage and increase awareness of individuals’ significant achievements in and contributions to athletics and to provide a physical archiving of some of the university’s finest alumni, coaches and friends.

Qualifications

  • The candidate must be an alumnus/a of Milligan University or have had a significant association with the Milligan University athletics program. (e.g. Dr. Orvel Crowder, who was inducted in 1996, was not an alumnus but was a professor and distinguished wrestling coach.)
  • If an alumnus/a, the candidate must have graduated at least five years prior to date of nomination. However, greater consideration will be given to those who have graduated 10 or more years prior to the date of nomination.
  • The candidate must have brought distinction to Milligan University through athletics participation.
  • The candidate must demonstrate high standards of integrity and Christian character.

Nomination Process

Nominations must include a completed nomination form and data supporting the candidate’s accomplishments. (This data may consist of statistics, newspaper clippings, letters of reference, etc.) Anonymous nominations will not be considered.

  • Nominations may be accepted from alumni, faculty, staff, administration and relatives of nominees.
  • Nominations may remain active for three nominating periods.
  • Nominations received by May 15 of the calendar year will be considered for the calendar year; nominations received after May 15 will be considered in the following calendar year.

The Selection Committee

The selection committee consists of the Director of Alumni Relations and college faculty and staff.

Recipients

Click here to be redirected to www.milliganbuffs.com for a list of recipients.

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