Graduation Spotlight: Nick Miller (ANTH/HIST)

Nick Miller (anthropology, history) has come a long way from his first college attempt 10 years ago. His educational path has been a bumpy road: he stopped and returned to college three times. This May, he graduates with degrees in anthropology and history as well as minors in medieval studies and psychology.

Miller with his girlfriend, Carrie Vachon

Returning to school as an adult had its challenges. From LaGrange, Miller did not know anyone in Fort Wayne. He also had to take classes around his schedule as a full-time mechanic. He says his girlfriend encouraged him to persist and has been the “biggest pillar of support” in his life.

Through his journey of ups and downs, Miller has become quite accomplished. He was a member of the Anthropology Club, attended the European Association of Archaeologists conference in the Netherlands last year, and was a semifinalist for the prestigious Fulbright award. He has also completed internships with the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum, and Fort Wayne’s Architecture and Community Heritage organization.

Miller will be one of over 1,700 students graduating from IPFW this month. Commencement is being held on May 9 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. For further details and more of Miller’s story, read this article from the Journal Gazette.


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