Charles Miller III
October 8, 2015 through December 8, 2015
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Before attending Yale University, Charles Miller III, visited Africa for the first time during the summer of 1968. He returned there in the early 1970s visiting Maroc, Senegal, Mali, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria, residing for extended periods in Cameroon and Liberia.
His travels supported first by his family, were followed by his acceptance in the exclusive pioneer Five Year BA program at Yale, enabling him to live in Cameroon after receiving grants from, among others, The Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, The Carnegie Foundation, Sigma Xi, and the Connecticut Academy of Science.
In Liberia, as a zoologist specializing in West African flora and fauna, he was invited to establish a national zoological and botanical park that was inaugurated on the occasion of the OAU Conference held in Monrovia in 1976, a valued Liberian destination for visiting heads of state.