Take Note

A Service of Lessons and Carols

Thurs., Nov. 30, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel; free and open to the public

Milan Branch 2018

photo of Milan Branch

Milan Branch 2018

The world needs more people like Ambassador Milan Branch ’18. Curious, hungry-to-learn, peace-oriented, gentle people like Milan are the kinds of students teachers love to teach—so committed to a cause or a profession that they spend their free time learning as much as they can about it just to remain current. Milan plans to enter medical school and to specialize in ear, nose, and throat after graduating from Huntingdon, and his dedication runs far deeper than just taking a few preparatory classes. A biology major, his free time is spent reading about neurology, nutrition, and anatomy, and preparing for the MCAT (the test required for medical school admission). He says his favorite thing to do on campus is “To go to class, because there’s something exciting to learn every day.” You might catch him in an occasional pick-up game of basketball or working out in the training room, but exercise for the mind is Milan’s most valued activity. Like other ambassadors, Milan would love to meet Mohandas Ghandi, “to ask him how to tap into our inner light to help the world become more peaceful.” When you talk with Milan, your whole self wants to slow down to take in the moment. Maybe that’s why he was selected to serve as a People-to-People ambassador, traveling to Amsterdam, Belgium, Greece, France, Italy, Wales, London, and Paris. He also won the Presidential Inauguration Youth Leadership Congressional Medal of Achievement for outstanding academic accomplishment, leadership potential, and service to humanity, and the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence. Yep. He’s a superstar, but he takes time for student leadership in SGA and the Pre-Health Club, brotherhood in Sigma Nu, and helping humanity through the Huntingdon Collegiate Exchange Club. So let out a big sigh of relief. The world awaits him, the world needs him, and the world’s got him.