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Mary Ola Reynolds Miller Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Visual Arts (F05837)

Published February 24, 2015

Mary Ola Reynolds MillerMary Ola Reynolds Miller (1915-2011) was born to John Marsh Reynolds and Mary Elizabeth Salls in Crescent City, Florida and graduated from Florida State College for Women in 1937. Between 1939 and 1945 she worked in Miami at Trinity Methodist Church where she served as the Director of Christian Education. While in Miami, she met Ed Miller of Tampa, Florida. Moving soon after to Panama City, they made their home on Bunkers Cove Road where they raised their two children, Ola Jane and Maxwell.

Throughout her life, Mary Ola provided her enthusiastic support to local artists, the Kaleidoscope Theater, the Visual Arts Center and the Audubon Society. After her children were grown, she established the Gallery of Art of Panama City which she ran for four decades. Her contributions as a civic volunteer, small business owner, and advocate for the arts are remembered throughout North Florida.

Mary Ola Reynolds Miller is celebrated as an advocate of her alma mater Florida State University. Her belief in the power of higher education led her to support FSU’s Panama City Campus’ Investing in Tomorrow Campaign and establish an endowed scholarship for graduate students pursuing an MFA in Art at FSU’s main campus.

Mary Ola Reynolds Miller Graduate Scholarship in Art Past Recipients:

  • Brittni C. Wegmann, 2009 Recipient, Class of 2010
  • Hunter L. Jonakin, 2009 Recipient, Class of 2011
  • Matthew G. Paltoo, 2010 Recipient, Class of 2011
  • Kelly T. Gallo, 2012 Recipient, Class of 2013
  • Heinrich W. Rasch, 2012 Recipient, Class of 2013
  • Peter O. Kamback, 2012 Recipient, Class of 2014
  • Haley O. Lauw, 2013 & 2015 Recipient, MFA Class of 2015
  • Elise Thompson, 2016 Recipient, MFA Class of 2016

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