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Miller Estate Augments Henry C. Miller Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

The College has received a gift of more than $300,000 from the estate of Dr. Henry C. Miller Jr., a longtime faculty member in the Department of Mathematics. The funds will be added to the Henry C. Miller Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund, which was established by Miller during his lifetime to provide scholarships for students in the Department of Mathematics and the School of Music and its jazz studies program.

Miller graduated from Hueytown High School in 1941, then earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Howard College (now Samford University). He served in the South Pacific as a navigation officer. After his tour of duty with the navy, Miller earned his master’s degree in chemistry from UA, a master’s degree in mathematics from The University of Chicago, and a doctorate in mathematics from The University of North Carolina<n>Chapel Hill. He joined the College’s faculty in 1950. He retired in 1990 and lived in Birmingham until his death in 2009.