Commencement services to be held at Penn State Fayette May 15
McMillen grew up in Brownsville, Pa., and earned an associate degree in engineering from Penn State, and a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University. He became an instructor of general engineering at Penn State Fayette, beginning part time in 1981 and full time in 1987, teaching engineering mechanics and basic mathematics, and was a member of the faculty through the spring of 2000.
In 1977, McMillen founded McMillen Engineering, and he has mentored many students and offered internships at McMillen Engineering. He is a long-time supporter of Penn State Fayette and its students. In 2008, he was honored as the recipient of the 23rd Outstanding Fellow of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus Award.
McMillen serves the community as a member of the South Union Township Zoning Hearing Board, the Fayette Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Board of the American Society for Deaf Children, and as a life member of the Board of Directors of Uniontown YMCA. He was a past president of the Fayette Chapter of the PA Society of Professional Engineers, and has since served as secretary/treasurer.
The commencement marshal will be Harriet Galida, a recently retired, long-time Academic Affairs administrative staff assistant.