2004 - Mrs. Vance (Tincy) Miller

Geraldine “Tincy” Miller 2004 Recipient of Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award

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DALLAS — Geraldine “Tincy” Miller is the 2004 recipient of the Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award, presented by Texas Woman’s University and the TWU School of Occupational Therapy. TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart will present the award during a Jan. 23 luncheon at the Lakewood Country Club in Dallas.

The education of Texans has always been a chief priority for Mrs. Miller. She spent nearly a decade teaching in the reading laboratory of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children and in the Highland Park Presbyterian Hillier School for Dyslexia. For the past 19 years she has served on the Texas State Board of Education, representing Rockwall County and parts of Collin and Dallas counties.

She was appointed to the Texas State Board of Education in 1984 by former Gov. Mark White and then was elected to the board in 1988. She was reelected to the board in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2002. In February 2003, Gov. Rick Perry appointed Mrs. Miller chair of the board.

Mrs. Miller is a past president and serves on the board of L.I.F.T. (Literacy Instruction for Texas), a non-profit organization providing literacy instruction to adults. She is the founding chair for the Baylor Health Care System Foundation’s Annual Giving Campaign, which raised more than $250,000 in its inaugural year.

Mrs. Miller also is a member of Phi Delta Kappa (the professional association for educators), Kappa Delta Pi (the international honor society in education), the International Reading Association and the Academic Language Therapist Association.

She is active in the Dallas community, chairing major fund-raising events for the United Cerebral Palsy Association, Dallas Opera, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, TACA, the umbrella organization for the performing arts in Dallas, and the Crystal Charity Ball, a non-profit organization that raised a record-setting $3 million for underprivileged children in Dallas County in 1997. She also served on the boards for the “I Have A Dream” Foundation, National Orton-Dyslexia Society, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas and the Dallas County Heritage Society.

Mrs. Miller received the 1999 Tom Landry Award of Excellence in Volunteerism from United Cerebral Palsy. She also received the 1995 Dallas Historical Society Hall of State Award for Civic Involvement and in 1975 was Theta of the Year for Service in the Community for Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

In November 2003 she was named as a recipient of Northwood University’s Distinguished Women awards.

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