Paul E. and Mary Ann Miller
Paul and Mary Ann (Kish) Miller established this scholarship in honor of their late parents, Paul and Betty Miller and Alex and Gaetana Kish, who did not have the opportunity to attend college, but understood the value of a college education. Paul's family was originally from Germany. Both his grandfathers died at a young age, and his father and mother left school to help support their families. Mary Ann's grandparents came from Italy and Hungary to start a new life in the United States. Growing up, the expectation was that she would attend college.
Both Paul and Mary Ann are the first generation in their family to obtain degrees in higher education. Paul graduated from Shippensburg State College with a bachelor's degree in social sciences. As a social worker for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, he spent his professional career as an advocate for the emotionally challenged. Mary Ann attended California University of Pennsylvania and graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education. She enjoyed a long career as an elementary school teacher in the Waynesboro Area School District.
Paul and Mary Ann have always enjoyed traveling domestically and internationally. Through a position as director of the international student/scholar program at Wilson College, Paul saw firsthand how studying abroad can enrich and transform a student's life. Paul and Mary Ann believe this study abroad scholarship will broaden students' vision, understanding, and appreciation of different cultures and will serve as a tremendous addition to their education at Shippensburg University.
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