Darling Marine Center

Miller named 2015 Outstanding Professional Employee

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 9:45am

    Timothy Miller, laboratory manager at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, has been selected to receive the 2015 Outstanding Professional Employee Award.

    The annual award, presented by UMaine's Professional Employees Advisory Council, recognizes dedication to serving others, the highest level of professional services and standards within disciplines or areas of responsibility, a commitment to creating a better campus environment and significant public service contributions.

    The Outstanding Professional Employee Award will be presented at the UMaine Employee Recognition and Awards Luncheon March 18.

    For more than two decades, Miller has been the laboratory manager at UMaine's marine sciences center in Walpole. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the 170-acre, 22-building campus that has an extensive teaching, research and community outreach mission in marine sciences. His duties can range from overseeing Darling Center safety protocol and facility maintenance to ensuring the best residential experience for Semester by the Sea students, and supports visiting scientists and college groups in their work at the center.

    Miller is described as the "glue" that keeps the Darling Center functioning efficiently and effectively. He is well known for his "make things work" attitude, and initiatives to improve the overall Darling Center environment and infrastructure. Members of the UMaine community and visitors to the Darling Marine Center recognize and appreciate his deep level of concern and caring.

    Beyond the Darling Center campus, Miller also is active in his community, serving as Bristol's assistant fire chief and volunteering with area youth groups, including 4-H and the Boy Scouts.