PLATTSBURGH - Dr. Edward J. Miller's portrait now joins the likes of other distinguished members of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in an adorned wall in Feinberg Library.
The chemistry professor and associate dean of arts and sciences was honored in Feinberg Library Dec. 3, in a room full of students, fellow faculty members and wife Rosemary, daughter Sarah and son-in-law Jason.
President Dr. John C. Ettling, who presided over the ceremony, commended Miller for his 26 years of servitude to the campus. He added the award holds the highest honor in the SUNY system and the highest it can confer upon a faculty member - the rank of a distinguished professor.
"Ed, I want to congratulate you personally and to thank you on behalf of those present and those who were unable to be with us ... for all of your service to this college, to the alumnae, to the community and especially, of course, to the students," said Ettling. "You represent the best we have."
The ceremony also included comments from provost/vice president for academic affairs Dr. Patricia J. Higgins, who has worked with Miller for numerous years. Higgins added she knew Miller when he had a leadership role within the faculty senate, a role he assumed very early in his career. Higgins also worked close with Miller in various administrative positions he assumed on campus over the years.
"We are very proud of Ed and honored by having him on campus with us," said Higgins. "On behalf of myself and all academic affairs, congratulations."
"We have gathered to celebrate the achievement of a distinguished member of our college and by extension, the honor bestowed upon our proud college," said professor of communications and presiding officer of the faculty Dr. Jin Kim.
"Dr. Miller's record of service in the areas of faculty governance, strategic planning, curriculum development and student life issues has long been recognized on this campus," said Kim. "His long and devoted service - both in the local university faculty campus senate are exemplary."