Spring on the York College campus

Jacob Miller '63

Retired Executive Director
York County Assistance Office
“York Junior College opened the door for a four-year-degree at Elizabethtown College. That opened the door for a Master’s in Social Work degree at West Virginia University. That opened many, many doors in my 30-year-career in service to others with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.”

Current City: Spring Grove, PA

YCP Degree: Associate of Arts - York Junior College 

Spartan Snapshots

  • Spent over 30 years working for the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare
  • Greatest achievement was providing financial and medical services to 25,000 residents of York County through the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
  • As a student at YJC, was a member of the concert choir, played baseball, and served as an Annual Fund Class Agent
  • Retired in 1995 as Executive Director of the York County Assistance Office
  • Member of YCP Small Legacy Society with his wife, Arlene
  • Received a Bachelor of Arts from Elizabethtown College and Master of Social Work from West Virginia University
  • Served on the Elizabethtown College Board of Trustees from 1983 to 1990
  • Served on the Boards of Bethany Theological Seminary, Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center, and served as a Director for the Brethren Home Foundation
  • Served as President of the Windy Hill Senior Center and Vice President of Children’s Aid Society

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