Milligan to award degrees to over 100 graduates

Published 4:11 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Milligan University will hold its fall commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 9, with over 100 graduates awarded degrees.
The commencement service, held in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium in Seeger Chapel, involved student engagement throughout the ceremony. Graduating students provided the prayer, scripture readings, and remarks given to their peers.
This year’s speakers included Jemima Ndune of Johnson City, receiving a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration, and Landon Pardue of Johnson City, earning a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.
The December 2022 graduates included: five Bachelor of Arts, 31 Bachelor of Science, three Master of Business Administration, 16 Master of Education, 13 Master of Science in Counseling, 33 Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and one Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
In addition, Milligan presented its Fide et Amore award to Richard Major, retired professor of theatre. The Fide et Amore award, Milligan’s highest acknowledgment of service, honors Major’s loving and faithful dedication to the university and students. For 37 years, Major taught theatre courses and directed productions at Milligan. From musicals to Shakespeare, thousands have been inspired by his creative talents in both on-campus performances and through his travels to regional schools as founder of Milligan’s Theatre for Young Audiences.

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