the past three years, the Millers have provided an engineering student
each with a cash scholarship. The new endowment is an outgrowth
of the family's history of giving and will establish perpetual scholarship
is particularly gratifying when alumni give back to the University,"
USA President Gordon Moulton said. "It is the most sincere
indication of the impact that the University has on them both personally
is a 1975 electrical engineering graduate who has served as electrical
engineer for the Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for
more than 22 years. He is also a member of the Society of American
Military Engineers. Reece's wife, Rose, is a 1974 marketing graduate.
Miller's son, William, is also an alumnus. He completed his degree
in chemical engineering in 2002 and works on the former USS Shadwell
in Mobile, where he's involved in Naval fire safety research.
is exciting to see that the Millers recognize that their education
at the University of South Alabama is of such a quality that they
want to help others share that experience," said Dr. Keith
Harrison, professor and chair of chemical engineering, and interim
dean of the College of Engineering. "The College of Engineering
is most appreciative of their generosity in establishing an endowment
scholarship for future engineering students."
said the University's College of Engineering has provided him with
an outstanding education that continues to benefit his family, and
he urges other alumni to step forward with their support.
I look at what the last 28 years have afforded me and my family
in terms of income versus the amount of the endowment, our contribution
is very minimal."
would love to see my fellow engineering alumni either support this
endowment to help it grow or to generate their own scholarship endowments."
College of Engineering currently enrolls nearly 900 students in
its five disciplines of study and has graduated more than 2,800
alumni. Now in its 40th year of service, USA has more than 50,000
more information on supporting USA, contact the University's Office
of Development at 460-7616 or 460-7084.