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Jim Miller '68,of Boca Raton, FL, a professor in the College of Business and Management at Lynn University since 1985, recently received the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award for the 2005-2006 academic year.

For the past 16 years, each graduating class has selected by secret ballot a faculty member they think epitomizes excellence in teaching. The Outstanding Professor of the Year is "one who encourages learning both inside and outside of the classroom, challenges students to do their very best and inspires them to do great things, both now and in the future."

Donald Ross, president of Lynn University, and Kathleen Cheek-Milby, vice president for academic affairs, presented Miller with the award during undergraduate Commencement ceremonies on May 13.

Miller joined what was then known as the College of Boca Raton division of business in 1985 as a full-time faculty member. This is the fourth time students have named him the Outstanding Professor of the Year.

"Miller has been a mainstay during the dramatic and wonderful evolution that this University has witnessed," Cheek-Milby said. "In 1985, the College of Boca Raton had 590 students, offered four undergraduate degrees and one graduate degree. Today, Lynn University enrolls more than 2,600 students representing 45 states and 93 nations, offers seven undergraduate degrees, five graduate degrees, including a Ph.D., and has over 26 majors."

Cheek-Milby added that Miller "can recall every student he has ever taught by their last name. If you are in his class, you know that you will be referred to as a Mr. or Miss throughout the semester and for years to come!"

Miller earned his St. Lawrence degree in economics, a master's degree from Catholic University of America and the Ph.D. from The American University.

Posted: June 28, 2006

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