Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Georgia Miller are donors for a new endowed scholarship aimed to provide financial assistance to UW-Green Bay Biology students. UW-Green Bay Biology has grown significantly in recent years — from 117 students enrolled in Fall of 2013 to 176 enrolled in fall of 2017.
Both Chancellor and Georgia Miller have a passion for biological sciences. Chancellor Miller holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Mississippi State University, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Biology from the College of William and Mary. He served as professor and chair of Biology at the University of Mississippi and co-authored the widely-used textbook Ecology. Georgia Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Mississippi.
“Over the ensuing years, I expect that many aspiring Biology students will get off to a great start at UW-Green Bay due to this very generous gift from Chancellor and Georgia Miller,” said Provost Greg Davis, who accepted the endowed scholarship on the University’s behalf.
The Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Georgia Nix Miller Endowed Scholarship in Biology will go to a freshman who is admitted to UW-Green Bay, has selected Biology as an intended major, and has a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0. If the scholarship is not awarded to an incoming freshman, the scholarship can be awarded to a continuing student, i.e., second-semester freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or transfer student.