Remembering Dr. Jim Miller

Remembering Dr. Jim Miller

Dear alumni, friends, colleagues, and students:

We in the Biological Sciences Department are grieving as we come to terms with the death of long-time Professor of Biology Dr. Jim Miller who was tragically killed on Sunday morning, October 9th.

It has been a dark week, filled with uncertainty and confusion. But there is light. We have received strength through emails, phone calls, and offers of help. Students and faculty are caring for one another in genuine and tender ways. This tragedy has shown us the deep impact one life can have.

In order to offer encouragement to current students and Dr. Miller’s family, we extend a special invitation to email your memories and stories of having Dr. Miller as a professor to We will post your memories on Dr. Miller’s bulletin board across from his office. Later they will be given to Jim’s wife Linda.

This week the halls of biology have felt like hallowed space – yet we realize anew that Jim had been working tirelessly to bring hope, wholeness, even holiness to his daily interactions with his many students – a hallowed space 30 years in the making.

Ryan Sensenig, Jody Saylor, & Andy Ammons
Department of Biological Sciences

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