MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Oct. 19, 2012) — Alumni and friends of Milligan College will return to campus for the college’s Homecoming festivities, Oct. 26-27. The weekend includes a variety of activities, ranging from a play to the annual parade and fall festival.
Several alumni and friends will be honored Friday evening at the annual “Celebrate Milligan” dinner in Milligan’s McCormick Dining Center in Sutton Hall.
Duard Walker (’48) will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Hardin “Spirit of Milligan” award will be given to Tim Snyder (’85). Becky (Schauer ’95) Robertson and Chuck Sanders (’83) will be honored with the Professional Excellence Award. Megan Lease (’06) and Charles “Buddy” Bolding (’73) will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame. Also being recognized with the Heritage Award this year are the Helsabeck and Hobson families.
Another highlight each year is the annual Associated Ladies for Milligan (ALM) Scholarship “Buffalo Run: 5K Run/2.5K Walk” on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m. This event is sponsored by WorkSpace Interiors. Participants will convene at Derthick Hall. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female in each age group. The registration fee is $15, and the proceeds benefit the ALM Endowment, which permanently provides student scholarships at Milligan.
Saturday’s events also include the annual alumni vs. students flag football game at 9:30 a.m. at Milligan’s Anglin Field. The annual Homecoming Parade begins at 2 p.m. The parade route will follow Blowers Boulevard, the main road through campus. A “Harvest Festival,” complete with inflatable attractions and live music, will be held after the parade from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Derthick Lawn.
Other Saturday highlights include an 11 a.m. reception for “Measured by Brush Marks,” an exhibit by David Knoecklein in the Milligan art gallery (lower level of Derthick Hall); a 2:30 p.m. reading and reception for Milligan-associated authors in the P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library; and a 3:30 p.m. concert celebrating Milligan’s musical heritage in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Memorial Chapel.
Another main attraction is Milligan’s production of “And Then There Were None,” to be performed Oct. 25, 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m., in the McGlothlin-Street Theatre of Milligan’s Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts.
This classic murder mystery by Agatha Christie is produced and directed by Milligan theater professor Richard Major, with scenic and lighting design by Pamela Adolphi. Performances are open to the public. All tickets are $5 and are available in the Milligan Bookstore or at the box office prior to each performance.
After the Oct. 26 and 27 performances, ALM will host a cake and coffee reception in Milligan’s Taylor/Phillips House. The reception begins at 9 p.m. Tickets for this event are $15, and advanced reservations are required by calling 423.461.8710. Proceeds from the reception will benefit the ALM Endowment, which permanently provides student scholarships at Milligan.
All meal events, theater performances and the walk/run are ticketed events. All others are free and open to the public.
The Alumni Office asks that all those who have not registered for Homecoming do so on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gregory Center. Note that the deadline to purchase tickets for food events is Sunday, Oct. 21.
For more information and a complete schedule for Homecoming 2012, visit www.milligan.edu/homecoming or call the Alumni Office at 423.461.8718.
###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 30 undergraduate majors and four master’s degrees. To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-447-5922.