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Chaifetz Senior and Fourth Generation SLU Legacy, Luke Miller, Secures Full-time Job Before Graduation

It is no secret that members of the same family share similar traits, but when many graduate from the same college, it may come as more of a surprise. Luke Miller, a senior in the Chaifetz School of Business, is among the fourth generation in his family to attend Saint Louis University and will become the third with a business degree.

Luke Miller, Senior majoring in information technology management and minoring in supply chain management, is of the fourth generation in his family to obtain a degree from SLU.

Luke Miller, a senior majoring in information technology management and minoring in supply chain management, is among the fourth generation in his family to obtain a degree from SLU. Photo by Alex Mooney

SLU Legacy

With Miller's upcoming graduation, a total of seven people in Miller's family will have graduated from SLU, including his grandfather, Joseph Miller, who graduated with an MBA in 1968 and his father, Greg Miller, who graduated with a B.S. in business administration in 1988.

“In the late 1920s, my great grandfather, Joseph Miller, J.D. '28, made a relatively difficult decision of its time to leave his family farm to study law at Saint Louis University," Miller said. "The three generations that succeeded him willingly followed in his footsteps, choosing to go to SLU." 

From left to right: (Left to right) Luke Miller, B.S. in Information Technology Management ‘19, Gregory Miller, B.S. in Marketing ‘88, Joseph Miller, B.S. in Marketing ’63, MBA ‘68, George Miller, B.A. in History, ’62, JD ‘65, Niki Stillwell-Miller, B.A. in English ’88, JD ‘91, Amy Miller, MD ‘96, Paul Miller, B.S. in Finance ’90, MBA ‘92

From left to right: Chaifetz School student Luke Miller, Gregory Miller, B.S. in marketing ‘88, Joseph Miller, B.S. in marketing ’63 and MBA ‘68, George Miller, B.A. in history, ’62 and J.D. ‘65, Niki Stillwell-Miller, B.A. in English ’88 and J.D. ‘91, Amy Miller, M.D. ‘96, Paul Miller, B.S. in finance ’90 and MBA ‘92.

Photo by Alex Mooney

Chaifetz School of Business Legacy

"My grandfather’s entrepreneurial spirit inspired me at a young age to emulate his pursuit in business and achieve a college degree," Miller said.

Together, Miller's grandparents started MOCAP LLC, a plastics and rubber production company in the early 80s. Later in that decade, while his father and uncle were undergrads at SLU, they would help make ends meet during the startup’s formative years by building molds, pushing papers and managing details.

Luke Miller Follows In His Family's Footsteps

Inspired from an early age, Miller followed in his family's footsteps to pursue a degree at the Chaifetz School of Business. He will graduate from the Chaifetz School of Business with a B.S. in information technology management and minor in supply chain management this spring.

"My experience at SLU academically motivated me to seek out challenging opportunities," Miller said. "At SLU, I am surrounded by intelligent students who want the best for each other while remaining competitively high achievers." 

Miller gained insight into what a degree from the Chaifetz School of Business could do for his future, looking to his family for support.

"Pursuing a degree in business from SLU stands out because the professors encourage scholarship and challenge you to find your why in business," Miller said.

Miller's Experience in the Workplace

Miller interned at The Boeing Company before entering college, leading to more positions with them throughout his four years. Miller has interned with Boeing since 2017, developing well-rounded expertise in a variety of departments including business operations, supply chain, accounting and data analytics.

Miller's most memorable internship with Boeing was in the summer of 2018 working as a data analyst at Boeing's Seattle location. He built two Tableau dashboards that were published in Boeing's intranet as a guiding tool for executives and employees.

"My manager was impressed with the dashboards I created so he put me on a 'roadshow' where I presented the Tableau dashboards to employees on how they can use it in their day-to-day jobs," Miller said. "Additionally, I presented to the Vice President of BGS Supplier Management, Jody Franich, and was recognized by the President of Boeing Global Services (BGS) and Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company, Stan Deal."

At SLU, I am surrounded by intelligent students who want the best for each other while remaining competitively high achievers."

Luke Miller

Post graduation, Miller will start as a business technology analyst at Deloitte Consulting in New York City assisting clients in technology integration.

"The strong mentorship of my professors and being involved with a brilliant student body pushed me to seek out internships, join clubs, serve others and to have fun while I do it," Miller said. "This all comes together as a unique experience that can only be had at SLU’s Chaifetz School of Business."