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Miller family donates $284K to DMACC’s water environmental technology program


The Miller family, including Tom, Dick, Deb and John Miller, donated $284,943 to the DMACC Foundation for the creation of a water environmental technology (WET) program lab and classrooms on the Ankeny campus. The donation was presented to DMACC President Rob Denson during the annual Shrimp and Bingo fundraiser on Aug. 26 at the DMACC FFA Enrichment Center. The event raised nearly $21,400 for WET scholarships. Tom Miller is the president and CEO at Des Moines-based manufacturer Electric Pump Inc., succeeding his father, Dick Miller. Construction of the new lab on DMACC’s Ankeny campus is expected to be completed by the start of 2024 fall semester classes. The DMACC WET program is a two-year, five-semester nationally accredited program that gives students the opportunity to earn four grade one credentials in wastewater treatment, water treatment, water distribution systems and wastewater collections systems.

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