Celebrate 50th Former residents of Vermillion, Norman and Pauline Miller, who now live north of North Fork, ID, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 7.
Norman Miller became associate professor of chemistry at The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, in fall 1963, full professor in 1965, and University Distinguished Professor Emeritus in 1992. They left South Dakota in 1992 to build a retirement home in the Salmon National Forest near Salmon, ID.
They have seven children, Jason, Byron, Britton, Rhoda, Auston, Selah, and Leah. During the 29 years they lived in Vermillion they were members of the Alliance Church, now Hillside Community. Mrs. Miller was active in the choir and Ladies Missionary Fellowship. Both taught in the Sunday School and Vacation Bible School programs. She sang in the USD/Community Choir and in a community performance of Carousel. Dr. Miller was secretary of the church governing board more than 20 years and chair of the building committee during the period when the new parsonage and new church building were constructed. His service to the university included chair of the University Senate, chair of the USD COHE, service on the graduate council, and a term as president of the South Dakota Academy of Sciences. Seven students received the Ph.D. and many more the M.S. degrees under his direction.