A $120,000 donation was given to MU’s School of Journalism, to support our very own Columbia Missourian. The donation lives in memory of George H. Miller, a Missouri School of Journalism alumnus. George’s wife, June Reynolds Miller, contributes this money to honor George’s fond experiences with his professors, peers, and overall experience with the Journalism school.
Graduating as an honor student in the class of ’40 with a bachelor degree in journalism, George went on to serve in WWII as an officer of the U.S. Navy. After the war, he went back to doing what he loved most…write. From 1964-1995 George wrote for the Madison Courier and Weekly Herald in Indiana, where he then went to Tampa Florida to become the director of cooperative education program for the University of South Florida.
This gift established the George H. Miller Columbia Missourian Endowment Fund, which will further the experiences and opportunities given to both students and faculty at the Columbia Missourian. This fund also supports the For All We Call Mizzou campaign, which has already raised 93.28 percent of its $1 billion goal, giving MU the chance to compete both nationally and internationally to be considered the best students and faculty and according to a news release, “provides broad access for students of all economic backgrounds to Missouri’s flagship University.”
I think Dean Mills says it best:
“We are delighted by this generous gift in honor of a distinguished alumnus, said Dean Mills, dean of the journalism school. It will help us provide the invaluable hands-on experience of working under professional faculty editors to generations of Missouri students.”