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Keeping in Touch Winter 2011

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Richly blessed

Are you a Milligan graduate? Yes No What year? _________________ Are you interested in starting a chapter in your area? Yes No

Can you believe my husband, Don, and I will have been at Milligan College for 14 years when he retires in July? Time really goes by quickly!

Please send a check made payable to ALM with your completed application to: ALM, PO Box 371, Milligan College, TN 37682

I can remember when ALM started. I think there were eight or ten of us. Now, more than 350 donors have partnered with ALM to establish an endowment, provide scholarship funds for six young women to help them attend Milligan, and run the day-to-day operations of the Taylor/ Phillips House.

ALM scholarship endowment Milligan College is committed to preparing new generations of Christian women for roles of leadership and service in the church and in society. The ALM Scholarship Endowment is an important way for those who share this vision to join with the college to change lives and shape culture. It is our vision to build an endowment of at least $100,000. The income from this endowment will provide four scholarships annually to young women with leadership potential and financial need. Call 423.461.8710 to learn more.

developed wonderful friendships. Several people have asked if I plan to retire from ALM. The answer is no, because I am dedicated to raising monies so other young people can enjoy the Milligan experience. Plus, I would miss working with all of you! I am excited to see what ALM will do in the future because we have come a long way already. I hope all of you will continue to be part of ALM — because we do make a difference. – cpj

Clarinda Jeanes, ALM President

God has richly blessed ALM and Milligan, and along the way I have

TerKeurst to lead 2012 conference New York Times best selling author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst has been selected to lead the 2012 ALM ladies conference. Lysa is known for helping women live an adventure of faith each day through following Jesus Christ. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa has led thousands to make their walk with God an invigorating journey.

Lysa TerKeurst








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Lysa’s personal adventure of following God captured national media attention when she and her husband adopted two teenage boys from a war-torn orphanage in Liberia, Africa. They never imagined their decision would start a chain reaction within their community, which inspired other families to adopt over 45 children from the same orphanage! Lysa’s amazing story led to appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The 700 Club, USA Today newspaper, Woman’s Day magazine, and Focus on the Family radio. Mark your calendar for February 18, 2012! You won’t want to miss this inspiring day of worship!

Coffee Time As part of Homecoming 2010, ALM hosted a coffee reception in Little Hartland following their annual walk/run fundraiser. Many alumnae stopped by for coffee, snacks and to learn more about ALM.

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by Sidney Burns (’11)

Joining the effort “When Milligan launched its Christian executive MBA program in 2004, I knew it was a perfect program for me,” said Huffman.

Milligan alumna and adjunct professor, Patricia Huffman, is a new ALM member.

She graduated from Milligan with her MBA in 2005 and was asked to teach at the college upon graduation. Patricia is currently an adjunct professor of accounting and corporate finance. She also works full time for Media General as the regional controller for publishings in Southwest Virginia and Tennessee.

Patricia, who was recognized by Milligan as a Leader in Christian Service in 2008, decided to join ALM because of her passion for Milligan and its purpose to educate Christian servant leaders.

Patricia’s involvement with Milligan and ALM extends beyond the classroom. She has participated in the ALM-sponsored Homecoming 5k Run/2.5k Walk and has future plans to help with the event. She also plans to assist with the Ladies Conference on February 19.

“I had been reading about ALM and seeing all the wonderful things they were doing around campus,” said Huffman. “I just wanted to be a part and contribute to the organization.” Patricia, who is originally from the foothills of North Carolina, knew about Milligan many years before enrolling at the college. As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), she was searching for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and decided that Milligan would be a good fit.

Silvious has spent 20 years reaching out to women, helping them to

Evaluate your unique gifts. Are you a good

our lives are and how we hope to go forward for the future.

listener? Are you a good organizer? Can you help someone obtain a job? Can you be a

We are frequently asked “What are your New

mentor? Can you be a servant-leader? Can you befriend the friendless? Whatever your gifts may

Year’s resolutions?” or in effect, “What are you

be, God will use those gifts He created in you to

trying to change?” Probably each person is trying to change his or her life in some way—

bless others through you. Your gifts may not be needed by everyone; however, your gifts are

lose a little weight, eat right, and spend quality

definitely needed by someone. To whom can you

time with family, for example. The list goes on as the possible changes can be quite lengthy.

reach out each day to build him or her up for good? Emboldened by God’s grace and power,

Yet as followers of Christ, the New Year reminds

you and I may be the one who daily provides that life-empowering or life-altering encouragement for someone to change to carry out God’s plan for his or her life to build God’s Kingdom.

Patricia lives in Johnson City with her husband, Bill, and their two sons, Will (20) and John (14).

Kingdom on this earth as we “build up” and serve our neighbors in Christ’s name. Each of us was

And, what a privilege as Christians it is for us to serve on the Milligan College campus and

For more information about ALM events, or how you can get involved, call 423.461.8710, or email

created to be a change agent for someone else. We may not feel totally qualified to serve everyone we meet, but I am fully convinced that

beyond! The founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, Dr. Bill Bright, said “Reach the campus today, and you’ll reach the world for tomorrow.”

there are indeed people in the world who need something you or I possess. Those folks may need your compassion, your love, or a special opportunity you can provide them. Each of us needs to look after the people around us, praying

As we build up our neighbors, we are transforming this world for Christ today for a brighter tomorrow, serving God’s children one person at a time. May this be a top priority for us in the New Year as we win the world for

“God, how can I serve him or her to build him or her up to show the love of Christ through me?”

Christ among our neighbors here and around the world we share and serve.

February 19, 2011

Known for her biblically sound and psychologically positive answers to women’s challenges, Silvious is the author of 10 books, including “Big Girls Don’t Whine” and “Fool-Proofing Your Life.” She also co-hosted a call-in radio show for five years with Kay Arthur and continues to be a frequent guest on Moody Broadcasting’s “Midday Connection,” as well as other national call-in and interview shows.

The New Year prompts us to evaluate where

us that we need to also place at the top of the list that we strive to serve Christ better each year—indeed, each day—to build Christ’s

Same Life, New Song Tickets are still available for ALM’s 7th annual Eleanore L. Campbell Ladies Conference on Saturday, February 19, 2011, featuring nationally acclaimed speaker Jan Silvious.

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“Jan Silvious has a great sense of humor, and she is an articulate storyteller,” Thomas said. “However, as someone who has counseled women, she knows the seriousness of our problems and takes us to Scripture to find solutions. I think she will speak to the heart of everyone who attends. She will challenge us to think about our faith, our lives, our behaviors and our thoughts. She will take us to the Word, and then she will encourage us to take what we have learned and use it for the glory of God.” Registration for the conference is $35. A box lunch will be provided. To register or learn more, visit or call 423.461.8710.

“Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.” Romans 15:2

Karaoke Killer Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Saturday, March 19, 6 p.m. Sutton Hall, Milligan College Tickets: $50. Call 423.461.8710.

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think biblically, reason clearly, live fully and embrace an intelligent attitude toward life. Her experience, no-nonsense attitude and captivating humor continue to motivate audiences around the globe. Dr. Charlene Thomas, adjunct instructor of humanities at Milligan, has used Silvious’s book and video series, “Fool-proofing Your Life,” to teach various church and community audiences.

Devotion by Beth Anderson, Director of the Institute for Servant Leadership and Director of Calling and Career Exploration Milligan College

ALM currently is accepting good, used household items for their

simply delicious a taste of winter

Crème Brûlée (contributed by Jean Claude Seruga, Exec. Chef, The Millennium Centre, Johnson City) 5 2 c. 1 T.

egg yolks heavy whipping cream vanilla extract

1/2 c. sugar Raspberries Fresh mint

Separate egg whites and put yolks into bowl. Add sugar to yolks. Whisk egg mixture until it becomes creamy. In saucepan, bring cream and vanilla to a boil. Pour cream while boiling over yolk mixture while mixing. Bring mixture back to stove and cook until thick. Make sure mixture does not boil. Pour into dishes. Finish for 10 minutes in oven at 300 degrees. Sprinkle sugar on top and brown under broiler. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream, raspberries, and fresh mint.

“upscale” garage sale. Donated items may be dropped off at the Milligan College Physical Plant on Monday mornings. No clothing, please.


Dessert Reception honoring Clarinda Jeanes Sunday, May 15, 2-4 p.m. Taylor/Phillips House

5K Run/2.5K Walk Saturday, October 29, 9 a.m. Watch for more information.

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ALM Winter Newsletter 2011

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