Villa Maria College Alumna Establishes Endowment Honoring Her Mother
Posted: August 5, 2015
Carla M. Noziglia's gift of $25,000 will establish the Eileen
Miller Endowed "Power" Scholarship at Gannon University, and will
be matched by Gannon under the provisions of the "Power"
Eileen Murphy graduated in 1935 from Villa Maria College with a
degree in foreign languages, and married Earnest C. J. Miller in
1941. They had three children: Carla Noziglia, Barbara Paproski,
and Paul Miller.
Eileen Miller was a teacher of Latin and English for many years
at the Erie Day School, spreading the motto Scientia Potentia Est ("Knowledge is Power"), to generations of students as well as designing
the Erie Day School logo. Eileen was a mentor to her students and
an inspiration to young women as a Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed
writing poetry and had several of her poems published in poetry anthologies. Eileen was an accomplished pianist and sang in St.
Andrew's Church choir in Erie.
"Mom was dedicated to education," said Noziglia. "Because of her
teaching and example, I succeeded in my career of forensic
Carla Miller Noziglia earned her undergraduate degree from Villa
Maria College in 1963 and became a bench scientist and forensic
laboratory director in Mansfield, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; Las
Vegas, Nevada and Tulsa, Oklahoma before retiring in 2000. From
2002-14 she served as senior forensic advisor for the
USDOJ/ICITAP in Tanzania.
Noziglia is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of
Forensic Sciences, a recipient of the Gannon Distinguished Alumni
award and currently serves on Gannon's National Alumni Board.
The Eileen Miller Endowed "Power" Scholarship is among the 234
endowed scholarships at Gannon providing $914,000 in scholarship
support annually to 413 deserving students from diverse locations,
backgrounds and financial circumstances. Ninety-five percent of
students at Gannon University received financial aid in the 2013-14
academic year. Endowed gifts to Gannon can also help fund faculty
professional development, student and faculty research, speaker
series, study-abroad programs, mission trips, academic departments,
athletics or the library.
More than 90 percent of undergraduate students received some
type of Gannon grant or scholarship. Endowed gifts to Gannon can
also help fund faculty positions, professorships, chairmanships,
faculty excellence and study abroad programs at the