October 10, 2017 – Scottsdale, AZ
The Miller Group (TMG) announced it has awarded its tenth annual Rudy R. Miller Business – Finance Scholarship (RRM Scholarship) to Tyler T. Thompson, an Arizona State University (ASU) student pursuing two Bachelor of Science degrees. Mr. Miller, Chairman, President and CEO of the affiliated group of MILLER entities, established the RRM Scholarship in 2008 as a way to express his and his firm’s support of ASU, in particular the W. P. Carey School of Business, and to encourage and recognize academic excellence in outstanding students. The RRM Scholarship is based on merit and is awarded annually to a junior or senior pursuing a degree in Finance or Business Administration at the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU. TMG has also provided other scholarships to deserving ASU students on a selective basis, such as The Miller Group Corporate Scholarship and the Rudy R. Miller Finance Intern Scholarship. Over the past ten years, Mr. Miller and TMG have awarded 13 individual scholarships to assist ASU students in achieving their educational and career goals.
Rudy R. Miller stated, “We are extremely pleased to recognize Tyler Thompson as our tenth annual RRM Scholarship recipient. Tyler was carefully selected for his impressive academic achievement, work ethic and his contributions to other students and his community. Tyler will achieve his career objectives.”
Thomas Bates, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Finance, commented, “I am delighted that Tyler Thompson has been selected to receive the Rudy R. Miller Business – Finance Scholarship. Tyler, a senior in the Barrett Honors College at ASU, has earned an outstanding academic record as a double major in Supply Chain Management and Finance, while also taking on several leadership roles in various student organizations, serving as a campus mentor, volunteering in the community, and holding professional internships. I want to thank Rudy Miller for his continued support of accomplished students like Tyler.”
To honor Mr. Thompson as the 2017 RRM Scholarship recipient, TMG’s Chief Executive Officer hosted a luncheon attended by Tyler Thompson and his parents, Sam and Joyce Thompson; W. P. Carey School of Business representatives Thomas Bates, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Finance; Maya Duebler, Department of Finance Business Relations Specialist; Johanna Urrutia, Development Office Donor Relations Coordinator; and Stephen McConnell, President of Solano Ventures, a special guest. During the luncheon at TMG’s headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, Mr. Miller presented a plaque and RRM Scholarship award to Mr. Thompson.