$5.3 million gift to create ATU’s Miller Center for Global Engagement

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Arkansas Tech University alumnus Stan Miller and his wife, Patrice, made a $5.3 million gift to the Arkansas Tech University Foundation that will support the establishment of the Miller Center for Global Engagement at ATU.

“This is a remarkable and visionary gift by Mr. and Mrs. Miller,” said ATU President Dr. Robin Bowen, said in a statement. “As an institution that serves a student population that is more than 93 percent Arkansan, it is important that we are intentional about facilitating opportunities for ATU students to experience and understand the world beyond the boundaries of the Natural State. The establishment of the Miller Center for Global Engagement is the most significant step toward achieving that goal in the history of Arkansas Tech.”

Stan Miller graduated from Arkansas Tech in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and obtained a law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.

The Millers’ gift will support student scholarships for study abroad programs, upgrade ATU’s language computer labs in support of world language education, facilitate international faculty exchange opportunities and create an international speakers series.

“On behalf of all who will benefit from the Miller Center for Global Engagement, we express our profound gratitude to Mr. and Mrs. Miller,” said Jason Geiken, ATU vice president for advancement. “Lives are changed when philanthropy connects with an identified need. The world will be a more accessible place to Arkansas Tech students because of this incredible act of kindness. Their gift will be forever appreciated by the ATU community.”