Son of Long-time Gannon Professor Establishes Scholarship to Honor Parents
Posted: January 15, 2014
Christopher and Barbara Kohlmiller, of Kennesaw, Ga. have made a
gift to Gannon University to establish the Dr. Elmer F. and
Margaret C. Kohlmiller Endowed "Power" Scholarship in Biology.
Chris is a retired employee with The Coca-Cola Company and said
"We're happy to make this small effort to keep the Kohlmiller name
associated with Gannon for future generations."
The scholarship benefits biology majors at Gannon who maintain a
grade point average of 3.0 or higher and who are graduates of Erie
diocesan high schools.
An Erie native, Elmer F. Kohlmiller, Ph.D. attended St. Andrew
School, Cathedral Preparatory School and Gannon College. He earned
an undergraduate degree and a master's degree, both from Western
Reserve University. He earned his doctorate from St. Thomas
Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Elmer Frank Kohlmiller taught biology at Gannon for 26 years
(1956-1958 and 1960-1983) and chaired the University's biology
department. His wife, Margaret Catherine (Westcott) Kohlmiller,
graduated from John Carroll University and also dedicated much of
her career to academia, teaching in both the Catholic and public
school systems in Erie.
The Kohlmiller Family Endowed "Power" Scholarship is among the
almost 200 scholarships at Gannon endowed by corporations,
foundations, families and individuals. Approximately 97 percent of
students at Gannon University received some sort of scholarship
award in the 2012-13 academic year. Endowed gifts to Gannon can
also help fund faculty positions, professorships, chairmanships,
faculty excellence and study-abroad programs at the University.
For more information on the scholarship please contact Tony
Fulgenzio, director of philanthropy at Gannon University, at