About Milton and Doreen
Milton K. Morgan III ‘76 and his wife Doreen are passionate supporting this kind of space. Milt said, “I have always been a hands-on person and believe experiencing and doing things creates learning opportunities not available by just reading about them. Our hope for the Makerspace is that such an opportunity will be provided for all interested students.” Thank you to Milt and Dory for funding this project and offering a unique opportunity to the Shippensburg University community.
A little history....
Milton K. Morgan III graduated from Shippensburg State College in 1976 with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Milt said of his time at Shippensburg, “I had the opportunity to grow and mature personally, while being exposed to many new ideas and subjects that I have found to be meaningful in both my personal and business lives. I was provided the benefit of self-discipline, a solid academic base, and the ability to creatively problem solve.” He believes that college years are a transformational time for students. He found that many of his thoughts and ideas were cultivated during his time at Shippensburg.
In 1980, Milt began working at J. Walter Miller Company, which was started in a one-car garage in Lancaster in 1887 by his great grandfather. The company grew into a major manufacturer of commercial brass and bronze castings, and in 1986, Milt was named president of the company. One of the major accomplishments during Milt’s presidency was that the company, through growth, was able to reduce its dependence on the fire protection industry from 98 percent to 30 percent of its production, while at the same time continuing to maintain its position in the industry as the largest producer of sand cast sprinkler heads in the country. He continued to expand the business by acquiring a machine shop and establishing a consumer products division prior to retiring in 2015.