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About Dayton C. Miller Honor Society

The Dayton C. Miller Honor Society was founded at Baldwin Wallace University in the fall of 1948.  The Society’s purpose was then and continues to be the recognition of academic excellence.  Members are selected for consistently maintaining superior academic work.  Only four percent of the undergraduate student body achieves membership.  In paying tribute to new members we recognize those who have excelled in significant ways, and we also remind ourselves of the major functions of a university:  to foster learning and to develop scholars.
 
As we honor present Baldwin Wallace students, we also honor the memory of Dayton C. Miller (Class of 1886), one of the most distinguished graduates of the University.  Professor of Physics at the Case Institute for many years, Dr. Miller was noted for his research into the science of acoustics and for his unique collection of flutes, currently held by the Library of Congress.  He served as secretary and later president of the Baldwin Wallace University Board of Trustees, and he was active in the University community until his death in 1941.
 
Students inducted into Dayton C. Miller Honor Society each year represent the top 100 students by grade point average who have earned a minimum of 70 semester hours with minimum of 32 semester hours at BW.

2021 Inductees

Nicole Babik

Nicole Babik

Taylor Baer

Taylor Baer

Michael Battaglia

Michael Battaglia

Katelyn Baughman

Katelyn Baughman

Bennie Bender

Bennie Bender

Lily Benson

Lily Benson

Mike Bindeman

Mike Bindeman

Cora Bissman

Cora Bissman

Olivia Britt

Olivia Britt

Alexander Bodle

Alexander Bodle

Charlie Brock

Charlie Brock

Jason Bucsanyi

Jason Bucsanyi

Kyle Burr

Kyle Burr

Emma Cansdale

Emma Cansdale

Mateus Cardoso

Mateus Cardoso

Kevin Cendroski

Kevin Cendroski

Michael Centofanti

Michael Centofanti

Christopher Chang

Christopher Chang

Jessica Cobb

Jessica Cobb

Payton Cole

Payton Cole

Kyra Conkright

Kyra Conkright

Julia Cooke

Julia Cooke

Abigail Cox

Abigail Cox

Madelyn Deininger

Madelyn Deininger

Madison Dolnicek

Madison Dolnicek

Mark Doyle

Mark Doyle

Cory-Alexander Dulemba

Cory-Alexander Dulemba

Hunter Duseau

Hunter Duseau

Anthony Dzurisin

Anthony Dzurisin

Carrie Eierman

Carrie Eierman

Alexis Facaros

Alexis Facaros

Dante Freund

Dante Freund

Grace Fryling

Grace Fryling

Angelina Gentilin

Angelina Gentilin

Andrew George

Andrew George

Alaina Giovengo

Alaina Giovengo

Jarrett Guzik

Jarrett Guzik

Andrew Haefele

Andrew Haefele

Collin Hauschild

Collin Hauschild

Olivia Helman

Olivia Helman

Mikaela Henline

Mikaela Henline

Megan Hensel

Megan Hensel

Bryan Hoak

Bryan Hoak

Nicki Hodgkiss

Nicki Hodgkiss

Kelsey Hunter

Kelsey Hunter

Caroline Hupp

Caroline Hupp

Mackenzie Hurd

Mackenzie Hurd

Collins Kane

Collins Kane

Jaclyn Kasai

Jaclyn Kasai

Nolan Kellogg

Nolan Kellogg

Trey Knapp

Trey Knapp

Alexander Krinov

Alexander Krinov

Alaina LaManna

Alaina LaManna

CeCelia Leone

CeCelia Leone

Jess Lombardo

Jess Lombardo

Madina Mahmoud

Madina Mahmoud

Abigail Manard

Abigail Manard

Martin Mann

Martin Mann

Tyler Marzenski

Tyler Marzenski

Mary Masterson

Mary Masterson

Quinn Mattern

Quinn Mattern

Kaylee McKee

Kaylee McKee

Alec McNeill

Alec McNeill

Jackie Miguet

Jackie Miguet

Justin Mills

Justin Mills

Maddi O’Connell

Maddi O’Connell

Morgan Orlowski

Morgan Orlowski

Gregory Paparizos

Gregory Paparizos

Emily Polcyn

Emily Polcyn

Polyxeni Poulos

Polyxeni Poulos

Erika Ranker

Erika Ranker

Allison Riordan

Allison Riordan

Emily Robb

Emily Robb

Lindsay Robinett

Lindsay Robinett

Abigail Rodriguez

Abigail Rodriguez

Madeline Roschival

Madeline Roschival

Hannah Ross

Hannah Ross

Abigail Rudolph

Abigail Rudolph

Skylar Sakonyi

Skylar Sakonyi

Ruthie Sasso

Ruthie Sasso

Megan Scheibelhut

Megan Scheibelhut

Lauren Senden

Lauren Senden

Julia Singleton

Julia Singleton

Emily Soltis

Emily Soltis

Sophia Sorrentino

Sophia Sorrentino

Michaela Spoljaric

Michaela Spoljaric

Nick Stoltz

Nick Stoltz

Kinza Surani

Kinza Surani

Jack Swanson

Jack Swanson

Juan Taborda

Juan Taborda

Lindsay Turek

Lindsay Turek

Sydni Uhlenberg

Sydni Uhlenberg

Luke Vonderhaar

Luke Vonderhaar

Claire Waller

Claire Waller

Christopher Werts

Christopher Werts

Matthew Werts

Matthew Werts

Casey White

Casey White

Katie Winkler

Katie Winkler

Alexander Zemskov

Alexander Zemskov

Leo Zigmond

Leo Zigmond

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About Dayton C. Miller

 

Dayton Clarence Miller ’86 (March 13, 1866 – February 22, 1941) was a man of many interests and aptitudes in both the arts and sciences who dedicated his life to research and the education of college students.  He was an American physicist, astronomer, acoustician, and accomplished amateur flautist. Miller experimented with the earliest X-ray techniques, and he was an advocate of aether theory and absolute space.

Miller was born in the then-rural community of Strongsville, Ohio, and after his family moved to Berea, Miller enrolled at Baldwin University. In 1886, after earning a degree in philosophy, he relocating to Princeton, New Jersey, where he advanced his studies at Princeton University, eventually earning a Doctor of Science degree in 1890. While still in New Jersey, Miller wed Edith Easton in June of 1893. The Millers returned to Ohio, and Dr. Miller accepted a position as professor of physics at Case School of Applied Science, where he became Chair of the Physics Department and spent his entire career. He concentrated his research on acoustics and the fledgling field of radiography. In 1886, a year after the discovery of x-rays, Miller made the first known full-body x-ray, using himself as the test subject. During the 1920s, he served in a variety of offices of the American Physical Society, and as chair of the division of Physical Sciences of the National Research Council. From 1931 to 1933, he was president of the Acoustical Society of America.

During his career, Miller developed the phonodeik, a device that allows for the visual interpretation of sound waves; provided consultation on architectural acoustics; composed music; and built his robust flute collection. He was also recruited by the U.S. government during World War I to study pressure waves produced by heavy artillery and their impact on soldiers.  Miller was held in the highest regard by his peers and contemporaries, and he met with other visionaries of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, such as Albert Einstein in 1921. 

In 1933, Miller received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, where, beginning in 1899, he was a member of the Board of Trustees (chair in 1936) until his death in Cleveland in 1941. Miller is buried in Lake View Cemetery, alongside his wife. Upon his passing, his published and unpublished works, along with his extensive collection of flutes, were donated to the Library of Congress. At the time of his death, Miller’s collection of flutes numbered 1,500. 

Sources: Baldwin Wallace University Archivist Kieth Peppers and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton_Miller