A retired Emeritus faculty member working part-time as a program coordinator in the Provosts Office will receive a prestigious national award from her sorority this summer.


Betty Miller, a long-time mathematics professor until her retirement in 1992, will receive Alpha Delta Pis 2001 Joan Perry Boatright Alumnae Loyalty Award in June at the sororitys 150th anniversary convention in Atlanta.


The award recognizes personal devotion to the sorority and leadership skills, said Chris Stecher Dickey, international president.


Miller currently assists Academic Affairs personnel on special issues such as the new downtown library construction project. She is a 1947 WVU chemical engineering graduate and received her masters degree in mathematics from WVU in 1957.


She was active in WVU s Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi as an undergraduate, then later as an advisor and national officer. Her service to the organization spans more than 50 years.


Most of Millers career has been spent at WVU , except for a nine-year stint between receiving her bachelors and masters degrees when she worked in industry.


“I love West VirginiaUniversityit is my life,”she says.”The administration and staff are very good to me. I only took two months off between retiring (in 1992) and coming back to work part-time.”