The Miller Group Announces Recipient of the Ninth Annual Rudy R. Miller Business - Finance Scholarship to Arizona State University Student

Scottsdale, Arizona - October 31, 2016 – The Miller Group announced its ninth annual Rudy R. Miller Business - Finance Scholarship has been awarded to Curtis R. Christian, an Arizona State University (ASU) senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, as well as a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Sports & Media studies.

Mr. Christian has been able to earn and maintain above a 3.9 grade point average along with working 25 hours per week for the Phoenix Suns and ASU Housing, while also holding a voluntary Baskeball Statistics internship. Over the past summer, he held an intern position at the 2016 Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology Conference and attended the 2016 Basketball Career Conference hosted by Sports Management Worldwide and TPG Pro Scout School. He finds time to help his community through volunteering for the Fiesta Bowl, Arizona Coyotes, Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Fest, and Larry Fitzgerald's Camp, and has attended multiple events for the Financial Management Association and Sports Business Association. Curtis was chosen to join the Sports Business Scholars, a selective honorary program for students who want to achieve a career in sports. Mr. Christian aspires to combine his education with his passion for basketball in order to work in operations for a college or NBA team.

Rudy R. Miller, Chairman, President and CEO of the affiliated group of Miller entities, originated the scholarship in 2008 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 by outstanding students. The Scholarship is determined by merit and awarded annually to a junior or senior pursuing a degree in Finance or Business Administration at ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business. The Miller Group 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.

Mr. Miller commented, "The presentation of this year's scholarship award to Curtis Christian reaffirms his motivation and dedication and hardwork ethic to achieve his goals. He is a fierce competitor and displays the values of our team at The Miller Group. I look forward to mentoring Curtis as he moves forward in business and life."

Thomas Bates, Department of Finance Chair and Associate Professor of the ASU W.P. Carey School of Business, said, "Curtis Christian is an outstanding candidate for the Rudy R. Miller Business - Finance Scholarship. Curtis is pursuing a rigorous course of study in both Finance and Sports Business. His record of academic achievement has been exceptional even while pursuing professional development opportunities with the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Coyotes. I want to thank Rudy Miller for his sustained and generous financial support of our most determined and accomplished students.

An award luncheon at The Miller Group corporate headquarters was attended by the scholarship recipient and his family, W.P. Carey School of Business representatives and The Miller Group executives.

The Miller Group Announces Co-Recipients of the Eighth Annual Rudy. R. Miller Business-Finance Scholarship to Arizona State University Students

(Scottsdale, Arizona November 3, 2015) – The Miller Group announced its eighth annual Rudy R. Miller Business - Finance Scholarship has been awarded to Stephen M. McAleer and David H. Volant, co-recipients. Mr. Miller, Chairman, President and CEO of the affiliated group of Miller entities, originated the scholarship in 2008 to express his and his firm’s support of Arizona State University, in particular the W. P. Carey School of Business, and to encourage and recognize academic excellence by outstanding students. The scholarship is determined by merit and awarded annually to a junior or senior pursuing a degree in Finance or Business Administration at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business.

2015 Scholarship

Mr. McAleer is a senior at ASU, enrolled in Barrett, the Honors College. He is pursuing dual Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Finance and Economics. His involvement in campus organizations includes Investment Banking Industry Scholars program, Association of Latino Professionals in Financing and Accounting, Arizona Microcredit Initiative, and Be A Leader Foundation. Mr. McAleer served as an intern at Goldman Sachs, Global Wealth Management and STORE Capital. His career goal is to be working in finance at a private equity firm or a hedge fund in New York City.

Mr. Volant is also a senior at ASU and is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance with a minor in mathematics. His extra time is spent using his CRLA certification to tutor on campus in economics, mathematics, computer programming, and accounting. He is also involved in the Financial Management Association, Investment Banking Industry Scholars program, and Young Life. His objectives include earning a Master’s in Business Administration and working in portfolio management for a financial firm in New York City.

Rudy R. Miller commented, “Our firm had a difficult time selecting our scholarship recipient this year due to the exceptional quality of applicants. We decided to select two outstanding students as co-recipients for our 2015 award. These two applicants stood out to me not only for their academic achievements, but also for their efforts outside of the university. We are honored to assist both recipients financially and with future individual mentoring and guidance by me.”

Thomas Bates, Department of Finance Chair and Associate Professor of the ASU W.P. Carey School of Business, said, “In selecting David and Stephen as this year’s recipients of the Rudy R. Miller Business - Finance Scholarship, Rudy and his team have recognized two of the most deserving students currently enrolled in W. P. Carey School of Business. In addition to their outstanding academic records, both have shown great initiative in developing early careers in the very competitive field of investment banking. Both candidates are also notably embedded in a number of community-based initiatives. I want to thank Rudy Miller for his continued recognition and financial support of academically accomplished student leaders like David and Stephen.”

An award luncheon at The Miller Group corporate headquarters was attended by the scholarship recipients, W.P. Carey School of Business representatives and The Miller Group executives.

The Miller Group Awards Seventh Annual Rudy. R. Miller Business-Finance Scholarship to Arizona State University Student

(Scottsdale, Arizona October 28, 2014) – The Miller Group announced its seventh annual Rudy R. Miller Business - Finance Scholarship has been awarded to Jade Tang, an Arizona State University (ASU) Senior pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance. Mr. Miller, Chairman, President and CEO of the affiliated group of Miller entities, originated the scholarship in 2008 to express his and his firm’s support of Arizona State University, in particular the W. P. Carey School of Business, and to encourage and recognize academic excellence in outstanding students. The Scholarship is determined by merit and awarded annually to a Junior or Senior pursuing a degree in Finance or Business Administration at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business.

In addition to earning an exceptional 4.0 grade point average, Ms. Tang has hands-on experience through multiple internships including Intel, Miller Russell Associates, and the Social Security Administration. She is active in her community as she volunteers for organizations such as Asian Chambers, National Association of Asian American Professionals, Japanese American Citizens League, and currently serves as Public Relations Officer for the Asian Business Leaders Association. Jade has accepted a position with Intel as a Business Financial Analyst. Her goal is to continue her growth in the business finance arena utilizing her finance degree as a cornerstone.

Rudy R. Miller commented, “We are honored to present our seventh annual Rudy R. Miller Business - Finance Scholarship to Jade Tang. Jade was chosen for her outstanding academic accomplishments and dedication to her community. With her ambitious internships and her committed work ethic, we feel confident Jade will achieve her targeted goals. We take pride in knowing we assisted such an exemplary student with a financial reward and mentorship that will assist in her professional journey and future endeavors.”

Thomas Bates, Department of Finance Chair and Associate Professor of the ASU W. P. Carey School of Business, remarked, “I am very pleased that Jade Tang has been selected to receive the Rudy R. Miller Business - Finance Scholarship. As a Senior at ASU, Jade has earned an impeccable academic record as a finance major, while also taking on several roles in service leadership and professional internships. My thanks go to Rudy Miller for his continued support of accomplished students like Jade.”

An award luncheon held at The Miller Group was attended by W. P. Carey School of Business representatives and The Miller Group Executives.

Recipients of the Rudy R. Miller Business - Finance Scholarship are chosen by the Executives of The Miller Group from a select group of W. P. Carey School of Business students pre-screened by the ASU scholarship program office. In the initial application process, students must provide their academic and employment information, their resume and answers to three essay questions based on leadership, career/educational goals, and why the student feels he/she wants and deserves the scholarship. Top candidates are then interviewed by Executives of The Miller Group.

The Miller Group Awards Sixth Annual Rudy. R. Miller Business-Finance Scholarship to Arizona State University Student and Member of the Military

(Scottsdale, Arizona October 14, 2013) – The Miller Group announced its sixth annual Rudy R. Miller Business-Finance Scholarship has been awarded to Jerad E. McDaniel, an Arizona State University (ASU) student pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Finance. Mr. Miller, Chairman, President and CEO of the affiliated group of Miller entities, originated the scholarship in 2008 to express his and his firm's support of Arizona State University, in particular the W. P. Carey School of Business, and to encourage and recognize academic excellence in outstanding students. The Rudy R. Miller Business-Finance Scholarship is determined by merit and awarded annually to a Junior or Senior pursuing a degree in Finance or Business Administration at ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business.

The 2013 recipient, Jerad E. McDaniel, is a Senior attending ASU. Mr. McDaniel is working hard to become the first generation in his family to achieve a Bachelor's Degree. In addition to maintaining an outstanding grade point average, Mr. McDaniel serves as Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserves ("USMC"). Through the USMC, Mr. McDaniel's leadership skills have developed and he strives to lead by example, actively listening, and earning trust and respect. Mr. McDaniel joined the USMC in order to give back to his community, the state and the nation. His community involvement includes overseeing and facilitating several Toys for Tots events through the USMC benefiting local families in need. Mr. McDaniel also volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club in Tempe, Arizona while working 25 hours per week as a Mortgage Specialist at JP Morgan Chase.

Rudy R. Miller stated, “We are very pleased to honor Jerad McDaniel as our sixth annual Rudy R. Miller Business-Finance Scholarship recipient. Jerad was carefully selected among a group of exceptional applicants for his academic achievements, hard work and commitment to his country. As a former member of the military myself, I am extremely proud of the praiseworthy qualities Jerad has displayed, and we value at The Miller Group.”

Thomas Bates, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Finance of the ASU W. P. Carey School of Business, commented, “Jerad McDaniel is an outstanding student with an exemplary work ethic and an outstanding record of service to his country and community. I applaud Rudy Miller and The Miller Group for their recognition and financial support of our best and most deserving students.”

To honor Mr. McDaniel as the 2013 scholarship recipient, The Miller Group’s Senior Executives hosted a Boardroom luncheon attended by W. P. Carey School of Business representatives Thomas Bates, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Finance; Jeanne Elliott, Business Relations Coordinator; Ashleigh Leite, Assistant Director, Development; Andrea Reed-Myers, Coordinator, Development; and Rodd Miller, guest. During the luncheon at The Miller Group’s headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, Rudy R. Miller presented a plaque and scholarship award to Mr. McDaniel.

Recipients of the Rudy R. Miller Business-Finance Scholarship are chosen by the Executives of The Miller Group from a select group of W. P. Carey School of Business students pre-screened by the ASU scholarship program office. In the initial application process, students must provide their academic and employment information, their resume and answers to three essay questions based on leadership, career/educational goals, and why the student feels he/she wants and deserves the scholarship. Top candidates are then interviewed by Executives of The Miller Group.

In conclusion, Rudy R. Miller remarked, “Our firm’s relationship and history of involvement with Arizona State University’s educational and athletic programs continue to grow with the annual awarding of the Rudy R. Miller Business-Finance Scholarship. With its standard for excellence, ASU is a renowned academic institution and our firm is proud to be an active supporter of the University and its students.”

The Miller Group Awards Two 2012 Scholarships to ASU Students

Scottsdale, Arizona (October 16, 2012) – The Miller Group announced it has awarded the fifth annual Rudy R. Miller Business-Finance Scholarship to Brian P. Wright, an Arizona State University (ASU) student pursuing three Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance, Economics and Accounting.

Mr. Wright is a Senior at ASU, enrolled in the Barrett Honors College. He is involved in several campus organizations including the Student Investment Management Fund and serves as a W.P. Carey Business Ambassador representing the university within the community. Mr. Wright served as an intern with Merrill Lynch and Intel.

Rudy R. Miller stated, “It is with great pleasure we welcome Brian to join our selective and growing group of Rudy R. Miller Business-Finance Scholarship recipients. As a bright student committed to his goals through his various university, intern and community activities, we are pleased to honor Brian, recognize his achievements and I look forward to mentoring him as he pursues his goals.”

Thomas W. Bates, ASU Associate Professor and Chair – Department of Finance, added, “I want to thank Rudy Miller and The Miller Group for continuing to support one of our most deserving students.  This year’s recipient of the Rudy Miller Business-Finance Scholarship, Brian Wright, is a truly outstanding student and dedicated mentor.  I am very pleased that this scholarship will aid Brian as he works to realize his goal for a career in capital markets.”

Mr. Miller, Chairman, President and CEO of the affiliated group of Miller entities, originated the scholarship in 2008 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 scholarship is awarded annually to a carefully selected Junior or Senior pursuing a degree in Finance or Business Administration at the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU.

In addition to providing the Business-Finance Scholarship, this year The Miller Group created a special award, the Rudy R. Miller Finance Intern Scholarship, to acknowledge the outstanding work ethic and commitment of the firm’s Summer Intern Analyst, Josh Ercolani. He is a Senior at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, enrolled in the Barrett Honors College and pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Mr. Ercolani recently founded The Investment Banking Group, an organization that partners with faculty and industry leaders to further student’s investment banking education. Previously, he served as a Junior Analyst intern with Marcus & Millichap.

Rudy Miller concluded, “The Miller Group and its affiliated entities continues to grow its relationship with ASU, a dedicated and progressive academic institution committed to a standard of excellence. Our firm is proud to be an active supporter of the university and its students.

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