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Emeritus Professor of Business David Miller recognized by former President Bush


Emeritus Professor of Business David Miller recognized by former President Bush

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Emeritus Professor of Business and Norman P. Mortensen Endowed Chair of Economics David Miller ‘61, H’20 and his wife, Ruth H’20, returned to campus Friday to receive a personal letter from former President George W. Bush in recognition of Miller’s 57 years of teaching at Thiel College.

Miller retired this spring. He began teaching at Thiel College in 1963. He has taught and advised more students than any professor in Thiel College’s 155-year history.

He was also the Executive Director of the Haller Enterprise Institute and led the Arthur McGonigal Depart of Business Administration and Accounting’s collaboration with the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He was recently named the 2020 Thiel College Professor of the Year and served as inspiration for the David Miller ’61 Endowed Chair of Accounting. 

Dear David:

I recently learned some wonderful things about you. Congratulations on your retirement from Thiel College after 57 years of dedicated service.

America’s young people rely on our educators for the knowledge and guidance they need to succeed in school and life. By helping prepare our next generation of leaders for the challenges and opportunities ahead, committed teachers play a vital role in the future of our country.

As you celebrate your career and accomplishments with your family, friends, and colleagues, I applaud your dedication to shaping the minds and hopes of our youth. Your hard work and service to your community reflect the spirit of America.

Laura joins me in sending best wishes for a rewarding and enjoyable retirement.


George W. Bush

Miller graduated from Thiel College in 1961. His two children, Michael ’92 and Joy ’90, are also graduates of Thiel College. David and Ruth Miller were each awarded honorary doctoral degrees during the Collge’s Academic Honors Convocation in February 2020.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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