Zach Miller, Williams College
Zach Miller defined leader on an off the ice while at Williams College.
An assistant captain of the men's ice hockey team, Miller was a finalist for the Hockey Humanitarian Award, given annually to college hockey's finest citizen.
Miller, a four-year letterman, appeared in 74 games for the Ephs (third highest on the team) and has netted 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points. A true scholar-athlete Miller was a double major – economics and history — and pursued a minor in leadership studies. He was named to the Dean's List (minimum GPA of 3.5) all eight semesters and has been named to the NESCAC All-Academic team the maximum two years.
For three consecutive years Miller received a Community Recognition Award from the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition for his meaningful contributions to the community, which have included organizing an annual baseball clinic and cookout for local children and directing a program that paired Williams student-athletes with underprivileged youths to provide them with mentoring and encouragement.
During this academic year Miller organized a pledge drive to raise money for the Massachusetts Soldiers' Legacy Fund, a charity, which provides tuition assistance to the children of soldiers who have lost their lives serving overseas. Outside of Williamstown, Miller has also volunteered for work with the U.S. Department of State, where he was selected to serve as a civilian ambassador on a trip to Iraq. He even made time to help low-income families fill out their tax returns.
Miller is a member of Phi Beta Kappa (in the top five percent of the Class of 2010 based on cumulative GPA), is a Class of 1960 Scholar in both economics and history as one of the top 10 performing majors. Additionally he was a recipient of the Class of 1953 Scholarship that is awarded to one student based on financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and demonstrated campus leadership.