Featured Testimonial About Creighton University
He is the epitome of a high-performing, compassionate and clinically proficient health care professional.
“I literally fell out of my chair.”
That’s the reaction that Creighton graduate and former faculty-staff, Mike Miller, BSEMS’07, MS’10, EDD’14, says he had when he learned about a gift made to Creighton University in his honor.
For Miller’s role in guiding Advanced Medical Transport to national accreditation, the AMT Board of Directors made a gift to the Frank and Margaret Coussens and Doris Miller Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
“The scholarship is clearly something very near and dear to Mike and his family,” said Greg Chance, AMT Senior Vice President of Regional Strategies. “We felt it was important to support Mike’s legacy at Creighton, in what he has brought to the academic community and students and for his influence on external partners, like AMT.”
AMT is a not-for-profit provider of ambulance services in Central and Western Illinois, as well as parts of Iowa, with a comprehensive team of health care professionals. AMT offers education and experience for those working in or entering the health care field.
Chance says that Miller’s leadership was significant in helping to ensure that AMT graduates quality health care professionals.
“Mike is the epitome of a high-performing, compassionate, and clinically proficient health care professional. We have appreciated our relationship with him and with Creighton.”
Miller has more than 35 years of experience in emergency medical services, and after two decades in diverse and challenging careers in health care, he joined Creighton University. From 2002 to 2021 Miller was an associate professor and director of Creighton’s EMS Education Program.
In 2012, as a tribute to their parents, Miller and his wife, Nancy, established the Frank and Margaret Coussens and Doris Miller Memorial Endowed Scholarship to support the interests and ambitions of aspiring students who dream of a career in health care and public service.
“My mother and Nancy’s parents were hard-working people, and I always appreciated the interest they took in my career. They were also regular contributors to their local fire departments,” said Miller.
It was during a dinner with AMT leaders that Miller learned of their intention to make a gift in his honor. Miller shared with them details about his family and his motivation for creating the endowed scholarship.
“When I suggested they support the scholarship they said, ‘that sounds perfect.’ Their gift was so overwhelming and special. To this day, I’m still kind of speechless.”