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Milligan College

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Established 1866
Type Private
President Donald R. Jeanes
Staff 94
Undergraduates 733
Postgraduates 105
Location Milligan College, Tennessee, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Black & Orange
Mascot Buffaloes
Website www.milligan.edu
Logo is a trademark of Milligan College

Milligan College is a church-related liberal arts college founded in 1866 located in Milligan College, Tennessee. The school has a student population of roughly 1000 students. Its 181-acre picturesque campus is located just minutes from downtown Johnson City, Tennessee. It is affiliated with the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the Churches of Christ (non-instrumental). The College offers bachelors and masters degrees in various fields of study. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Look up urban in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


The school began as an endeavor of Wilson G. Barker, minister, and the Buffalo Creek Christian Church, a Disciples of Christ congregation located on Buffalo Creek in Carter County, Tennessee. While it began as a private secondary school known as the Buffalo Male and Female Institute, the institution was soon elevated to the collegiate level with the arrival of the Rev. Dr. Josephus Hopwood and his wife Sarah LaRue Hopwood. Hopwood, a Disciples of Christ minister and educator, came to the school with the understanding that it would become a liberal arts college to train leaders for the Disciples churches and the communities of Appalachia. The name was changed to Milligan College in 1885 in honor of the Dr. Robert Milligan, a professor of Biblical Studies at the College of the Bible of Transylvania University/Kentucky University (now Lexington Theological Seminary. Hopwood continued to serve the school as president until 1903 when he left to found Virginia Christian College (now Lynchburg College) in Lynchburg, Virginia. He returned for an interim presidency in 1915. Lynchburg College is a private college in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA, related by covenant to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with approximately 1,700 full time undergraduate students. ...


Dr. Henry Derthick's presidency is perhaps the most defining administration in the history of the College. He served from 1917 to 1940 and during this tenure the College grew and gained a reputation for excellence in the region. Derthick succeeded in bringing the College through the Great Depression and the College's main classroom building is named in his memory.


In 1943, Milligan became the only College in the nation to completely turn its facilities over to the Naval training programs. A Navy V-12 program utilized the college's campus from 1943 to 1945.


The school resumed its civilian education programs in 1945, though facing a significant financial crisis. The board of trustees called Dr. Dean E. Walker, a Disciples of Christ minister and educator, then professor at the seminary of Butler University (now Christian Theological Seminary), to become the College's president. Walker's administration was marked by rapid growth, securing financial stability for the College, and the realization of regional acceditation for the College's academic programs through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Walker left the presidency in 1968 to become the president of Emmanuel School of Religion, a graduate theological seminary located adjacent to the College's campus in Milligan College, and loosely associated with the College. Christian Theological Seminary is an ecumenical seminary of the Protestant denomination, Disciples of Christ. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ... Emmanuel School of Religion is a graduate theological seminary located near Johnson City, Tennessee. ...


Since the 1960s Milligan has grown in stature in the region and has become one of the premiere private, church-related liberal arts colleges in the South. The College's education programs are among its most popular majors and degrees. Business and communications programs are also among the top choices of students.


Dr. Donald Jeanes, an independent Christian Church minister and educator, became the fourteenth president of the College in 1997. He continues to lead the school.


The college's vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college's motto, found on its seal, is "Age Deo Fide Et Amore," meaning "Go with God in faith and love."


The college's core curriculum, with an interdisciplinary humanities program and Bible courses, educates students toward the world in an open and constructive way, to lead and to serve. The college offers more than 25 academic majors and three master's degree programs.


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News Story (828 words)
Milligan said one of her goals is enhancing the student-business community relationship through more internships, guest lectures or job shadowing.
Milligan, born in Lansing, Mich., is the mother of five children, and her business acumen apparently rubbed off on them.
Milligan said she decided to take the leap from business to education because it is a rewarding profession.
USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2006: Milligan College: Mission (134 words)
MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee, educating men and women as Christian servant-leaders in more than two-dozen academic programs and three master's degrees.
The college is the recent recipient of a $2 million Lilly Endowment grant, used to launch "The Servant-Leader Experience, " a comprehensive program providing new opportunities for student leadership development, career counseling services, internship opportunities, student scholarships, faculty development and mentoring, and interdisciplinary programs.
Milligan graduates are serving in leadership positions around the globe and are often pursued by top graduate schools.
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