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St. Norbert College Honors Shirlyn Miller with Ambassador of Peace Award

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From St. Norbert College, September 7, 2016
by Matthew Matuszak,, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College will recognize Mrs. Shirlyn Miller as its Ambassador of Peace at a private event on Thursday, Sept. 22. Together with her late husband Norman, Miller has been a steadfast supporter of peace and justice initiatives in the community, building a broad legacy of philanthropy and public service in the Greater Green Bay area.

Each year the St. Norbert Ambassador of Peace award honors an individual who exemplifies the qualities of a peacemaker in a consistent and exceptional manner: respect for persons, promotion of dialogue, non-violent conflict resolution, reconciliation and forgiveness.

After the passing of her husband in 2008, Shirlyn Miller played an increasingly important role in running the Norman Miller Foundation, an independent foundation promoting the social and cultural betterment of all people, focusing on religious, charitable and educational purposes. Miller further honored her husband's legacy in 2012 by endowing the St. Norbert College Peace and Justice Center, which was renamed the Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice and Public Understanding.

During a time when there were few opportunities for women, Shirlyn Miller took on leadership roles in the Jewish community and served as president of the League of Women's Voters. Miller, currently serving on the board of directors of Cnesses Israel Congregation in Green Bay, continues to play an active role with the Norman Miller Center. Her activities include outreach to the Center's scholarship recipients and mentoring St. Norbert students, acting as a beloved mentor for any lucky enough to have met her. Miller, at 94, is an avid swimmer, golfer, puzzle solver and bridge player, and continues to live in the family home in Green Bay.

The Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice and Public Understanding at St. Norbert College seeks to fulfill the calling of Christian charity through curricular and co-curricular programs, partnering with all academic disciplines on campus. The Center provides resources and opportunities for the St. Norbert College community to engage with issues of peace and justice both locally and globally.

For more information, contact Catherine Uedelhofen at 920-403-3919 or email

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