Inheritance Creates Manchester Research Fund

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Ed and Martha Showalter Miller taught at Manchester for a combined 53 years. Ed and Martha Showalter Miller taught at Manchester for a combined 53 years.
NORTH MANCHESTER -

A couple who taught at Manchester University for a total of more than 50 years has given $300,000 to the school to use as "seed money" for student research. Ed and Martha Showalter Miller's gift will establish the Donald B. Miller Student Research Fund, in honor of the late research chemist.

Don Miller graduated from Manchester in 1952 and earned a Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1957. His career as a research chemist included more than 30 patents and research publications. Ed Miller says they "couldn't think of a better way to use the money from (Don Miller's) estate" than to establish a research fund.

Ed and Martha Showalter Miller taught at Manchester for a combined 53 years. He launched the school's Medical Practicum, and she founded te North Manchester-based fair trade nonprofit One World Handcrafts.

The couple previously established another endowment to generate revenue for the school's chemistry department to purchase equipment and other technology.

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