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Businessman creates endowed scholarship at Pennsylvania Highlands in Huntingdon

JOHNSTOWN – Huntingdon businessman Dale W. Miller has created the first endowed scholarship for the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Huntingdon Center. The endowment will provide an annual scholarship for a student attending the Penn Highlands Huntingdon Center.

Miller has worked closely with the college since the Huntingdon Center’s inception in 2008, providing and renovating space for its operation and working with other community leaders to ensure that the college had everything necessary to be successful.

For the past 63 years, Miller has owned and operated D.W. Miller Inc., a highway construction company. Under his leadership, this company has grown into a very successful business, providing jobs for as many as 300 employees throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

Since the company’s inception, it has been responsible for building and repairing bridges, as well as constructing culverts and inlets. Currently, the business specializes in the installation of raised pavement markers.

As a U.S. Army veteran, Miller has also used his knowledge and expertise to help his community by serving on the boards of the Huntingdon School Board, First National Bank of Mapleton Bank and the Central Mellon Bank. His philanthropic endeavors have also included the donation of land to the Huntingdon School District, McConnellstown Fire Company and Walker Township.

Pennsylvania Highlands will serve more than 100 full- and part-time students in the fall semester, as well as providing concurrent enrollment programming in all four Huntingdon County school districts through the college’s Accelerated College Education program.