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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.

2022 Inductees

Grace Albus

Grace Albus

Isabel Andrews

Isabel Andrews

Brianna Bell

Brianna Bell

Charlize Bernhardt

Charlize Bernhardt

Caroline Binkley

Caroline Binkley

Mason Birkbeck

Mason Birkbeck

Andrew Blankenburg

Andrew Blankenburg

Justin Blankenburg

Justin Blankenburg

Anthony Bogar

Anthony Bogar

Sydney Broucek

Sydney Broucek

Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Sophia Caito

Sophia Caito

Genevieve Carreno

Genevieve Carreno

Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter

Sarah Case

Sarah Case

Dominic Cipiti

Dominic Cipiti

Emilie Cook

Emilie Cook

Katie Colabianchi

Katie Colabianchi

Ruth Curry

Ruth Curry

Altan Dinchman

Altan Dinchman

Daniel Eggers

Daniel Eggers

Meg Felty

Meg Felty

Jessica Fisher

Jessica Fisher

Bethany Froelich

Bethany Froelich

Analeigh Flieger

Analeigh Flieger

Anthony Fusco

Anthony Fusco

Kelsey George

Kelsey George

Eric Golovan

Eric Golovan

Alyssa Guzman

Alyssa Guzman

Bailey Hall

Bailey Hall

Danielle Hall

Danielle Hall

Kelsey Heichel

Kelsey Heichel

El Helix

El Helix

Luke Hopkins

Luke Hopkins

Ivy Hughes

Ivy Hughes

Gabriela Irvine

Gabriela Irvine

Jennifer Jarvis

Jennifer Jarvis

Grace Kaylor

Grace Kaylor

Jessica Kirtley

Jessica Kirtley

Stephanie Kontnier

Stephanie Kontnier

Josiah Lander

Josiah Lander

Andrea Lasher

Andrea Lasher

Analise Laughlin

Analise Laughlin

Juyoung Lee

Juyoung Lee

Diana Lober

Diana Lober

Jason Luck

Jason Luck

Kelsey Malone

Kelsey Malone

Jacob Mansell

Jacob Mansell

McKenna Marcus

McKenna Marcus

Ava Mastrone

Ava Mastrone

Thomas Mayes

Thomas Mayes

Brianna McFadden

Brianna McFadden

Samantha Milano

Samantha Milano

Kristen Miller

Kristen Miller

Jamila Mohammad

Jamila Mohammad

Miah Montesano

Miah Montesano

Richard Morgan

Richard Morgan

David Muro

David Muro

Hope Murphy

Hope Murphy

Jacob Nanosky

Jacob Nanosky

Silvia Okoroafor

Silvia Okoroafor

Regan Olak

Regan Olak

Matthew Oros

Matthew Oros

Maire Pasquinelli

Maire Pasquinelli

Manav Patel

Manav Patel

Kayla Paul

Kayla Paul

Ryan Paul

Ryan Paul

Zachary Paul

Zachary Paul

Anna Pengov

Anna Pengov

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry

Andrea Peterson

Andrea Peterson

Jozie Anna Piccini

Jozie Anna Piccini

Kerrigan Ponsart

Kerrigan Ponsart

Christina Psellas

Christina Psellas

Morgan Pulling

Morgan Pulling

Madelyn Pyles

Madelyn Pyles

Bennett Ramsdell

Bennett Ramsdell

Ryan Reffner

Ryan Reffner

Andrew Repasy

Andrew Repasy

Daniel Rittgers

Daniel Rittgers

Mehraeel Saleh

Mehraeel Saleh

Alicia Saxton

Alicia Saxton

Jacob Schulz

Jacob Schulz

Madison Schwartz

Madison Schwartz

Corissa Slaw

Corissa Slaw

Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Kayne Spieker

Kayne Spieker

Julia Stein

Julia Stein

Parker Stevens

Parker Stevens

Brooke Stimetz

Brooke Stimetz

Claire Theisen

Claire Theisen

Olivia Toman

Olivia Toman

Elizabeth Truax

Elizabeth Truax

Jacob Vadini

Jacob Vadini

Evan Vay

Evan Vay

Bonnie Vigil

Bonnie Vigil

Alexis Watkins

Alexis Watkins

Emma Wilansky

Emma Wilansky

Lindsey Wodzisz

Lindsey Wodzisz

Jenna Yasin

Jenna Yasin

Kaitlyn Yochheim

Kaitlyn Yochheim

Dayton C Miller Portrait

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