Milton Rogers

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Milton Appling Rogers

(Biology professor at Campbellsville University in Kentucky)

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Born August 1, 1943
Place of birth missing

Resident since 1973 of Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky

Political Party Republican
Spouse Diane Norfleet Nichols Rogers

Dr. Thomas L. Rogers
David B. Rogers
Sally Rogers Culley
Eight grandchildren

Religion Southern Baptist

Milton Appling Rogers (born August 1, 1943)[1] is a retired biology professor at the Southern Baptist-affiliated Campbellsville University in Campbellsville in Taylor County in central Kentucky. He was a member of the CU faculty from 1973 to 2018.[2]

Rogers received his Bachelor of Science in composite science education (biology, chemistry, geology, and physics) in 1965 from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas. In 1972, he received the Ph.D. from UT in botany and cell biology. He has also done post-doctoral work at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Rogers and his wife, the former Diane Norfleet Nichols, who worked as a guidance counselor at Taylor County High School, have three children: Dr. Thomas L. Rogers, an internist in Campbellsville, David B. Rogers of Louisville, Kentucky, and Sally Rogers Culley of Orlando, Florida.[2]

During his 45-year tenure, Rogers was chairman of the CU faculty, the biology lead professor, and the co-sponsor of the Sigma Zeta National Science & Mathematics Honor Society. He is a former winner of the CU Distinguished Faculty and the Servant Leadership awards.[3]

In 2009, Professor Rogers received the designation "Teacher Who Made A Difference" from the College of Education at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He was nominated for the honor by a former student,  Christy Anderson Martin, who graduated from Campbellsville University in 1991, and is employed in Russell County by the UK College of Agriculture Extension Service. Martin said of Rogers, her CU professor and advisor, "His kindness and genuineness over those years meant the world to me. He was always available to all of his students to give advice or just to listen to our success stories or distresses/concerns. ... He always honored his students' unique qualities and supported the career paths that we chose to take." Martin that she shares with youth with whom she comes in contact on her job the life lessons and philosophies which she learned from Rogers.[2]

In 2017, Professor Rogers received the annual Campbellsville College "Challenger Award" for his encouragement of student success.[4]

From his arrival at CU in 1973 until 2006, Rogers was a colleague of Thomas V. "Tom" Jeffries, a chemistry professor with a wide range of interests, who became his close friend over the years.[5]

Reflecting on his long tenure at CU, Rogers said, "Teaching at a smaller university like Campbellsville provides an opportunity to become acquainted with your students many of whom eventually become your friends.”[2] In 2018, Rogers, at his retirement, and colleague John Chowning received the "Educator of the Year" award from the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber Commerce.[3]


  1. Milton A. Rogers, 74. Retrieved on December 10, 2017. This source also reveals that Rogers is a Republican.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Joan C. McKinney (June 15, 2009). Dr. Milton Rogers Honored by UK College of Education. Retrieved on December 9, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Joan C. McKinney, "Campbellsville University's Rogers and Chowning receive chamber awards, The Campbellsvillian: The Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Campbellsville University, Vol. 16 (Summer 2018), p. 12.
  4. Joshua Williams (May 4, 2017). CU honors its students and faculty at awards day ceremony. Retrieved on December 10, 2017.
  5. Joan C. McKinney (November 1, 2006). Dr. Tom Jeffries, CU retired professor, dies at 66. Retrieved on December 10, 2017.