Kyle's Legacy Kyle Miller Memorial Scholarship
The KYLE MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, an endowed Otterbein University scholarship that lives on in perpetuity, was created in 2014. Earnings from the endowment as well as contributions from the 5Ks provide annual awards to assist zoo and conservation science major students in fulfilling an experiential learning requirement. The recipients exhibit the leadership and passion for wildlife and conservation that exemplifies Kyle Miller's spirit.
2018 Recipients and what funds were used for:
Karagan Ross - Tuition for internship with Oceans Research, South Africa
Chelsey Butler & Cat Jenkins - Flights to China for internship at Chengdu Panda Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Gwen Broberick & Emma Kimberly - Flights to Panama for Red-eyed Treefrog Research
Gabby McDonald & Rachel Wilson - Hotel and Flight to National Zoo Pretoria South Africa for internship
Amanda Sibert - Stipend for summer internship at Reid Park Zoo Tucson, AZ
Eileen Connon - worked with the Cape Parrot Project in South Africa to save the Cape Parrot.
Sofia Contreras - worked with monkeys at Monkeyland in South Africa.
Delaney Galbraith - worked with the Cape Parrot Project in South Africa to save the Cape Parrot.
Kelly Jackson - traveled to Chengdu, China to the premier panda conservation center.
Amanda Stilwell - interned at the Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, IL researching red pandas.
Matt Vieth - interned at the Reid Park Zoo, Tucson, AZ and worked with the elephants.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!
The Zoo and Conservation Science class of 2016 in front of the tree that they raised money to have planted on campus in Kyle's memory.
2016 scholarship recipient Kelly Jackson wrote:
"With each year the tree grows and grows, like Kyle growing along with us. Each year, new leaves will sprout, just as new students will come along. Each year, old leaves will fall, just as students will graduate, and move on."