Local poet, Norman Milliken


Local poet, Norman Milliken, will present the commencement address at Pitt-Titusville’s 21th annual commencement ceremony to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the J. Curtis McKinney Student Union. 

Norman Milliken, served in Vietnam in 1968 as a member of the United States Marine Corp.  After his military service, he taught English, speech, and creative writing at Oil City High School for 32 years. He says that he has been writing passionately since leaving the Philadelphia Naval Hospital in 1969.

Besides writing, Milliken  enjoys other  activities, such as  martial arts, running, and reading every chance he  gets. He’s married and enjoys time with his three grown sons and two grandsons.

Graduates will be awarded Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees during the commencement ceremony.

In keeping with Pitt-Titusville tradition, students and faculty will process to and from the ceremony to the tune of bagpipes.  A reception will be held for graduates, family members, faculty, staff and friends in McKinney Commons in the J. Curtis McKinney Student Union.  The public is invited to attend both the commencement ceremony and the reception.