Date: May 31, 2020
Dear Milligan community,
Today is the last day our beloved institution will be known as Milligan College. Tomorrow, we begin a new era as Milligan University.
Milligan College was established in 1866, following the turbulence of the Civil War. Over 150 years later, our transition to Milligan University takes place at a time when, sadly, there are still obvious racial tensions in our nation and world.
May Milligan College’s last day be one in which we continue to pray for unity and peace, grateful for what little we have been able to do, while acknowledging that it is not enough. And may Milligan University’s first day be one in which we resolve to influence the world in bigger ways that bring justice, reconciliation, understanding, and most of all, love for one another.
We wish to invite you to join us at 6:00pm this evening on campus at the Mary Sword Commons to pray for justice, reconciliation, and peace. Rich Aubrey, our Campus Minister, and Gwen Ellis, Director of Multicultural Engagement, will lead us in prayer together. Since the event will be held outside, we anticipate plenty of room for adequate social distancing.
If you can’t join us in person, the event will be streamed on Milligan’s Facebook page so you can participate from wherever you are.
Blessings to you and to all members of our community,