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Dr. Kiley Miller ’00 – Kiley Preston-Halfmann Miller was born in Midland, Texas in 1977. He attended Schreiner College from 1995 to 2000 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. At Schreiner, he was a member of the soccer team for four years. From Schreiner, he continued his educational pursuits receiving a Master of Arts in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in Bioengineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked as a Research Scientist in the Product Development Department of the Oral Care Division of Colgate-Palmolive Company until he returned to Schreiner University to teach chemistry in 2006. Dr. Miller was the 2014 to 2017 Atkission Professor and has served as the Robert A. Welch Grant Director, Chemistry Department Chair, Science Department Chair, Interim Dean of the Robert B. Trull School of Science and Mathematics, Primary Investigator for the NSF ARI-R2 Grant, Director of the US Department of Education Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant, and as the Director for the US Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institution – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Grant.
Thomas Hulbert Miller, Jr. ’39 – Lieutenant General Thomas H. Miller, Jr. was born June 3, 1923, in San Antonio, TX. He graduated from George West High School in 1939, and attended Schreiner Institute and the University of Texas, before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in June 1942. He was the first American to fly the Marine Corps’ new AV-8A jet and set the 500 KM Closed Course World Speed Record at 1,216.78 mph in an F-4H-1 (F4B) aircraft in September of 1960. Awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with Combat “V” and one gold star, the Distinguished Flying Cross with three gold stars, the Air Medal with two silver stars and four bronze stars, the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V”, the Presidential Unit Citation with one bronze star, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Korean Order of Military Merit, Hwa-Rang, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, the United Nations Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.