Photo Friday: In the Classroom with Professor Ira Miller

Ira E. Miller (standing, near back) was professor of English at Messiah Bible College in the mid- to late 1940s. (Courtesy of the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives)

Professor Ira E. Miller taught English at Messiah Academy from 1944 to 1948. (He also served as acting dean and registrar from 1946-1948.) Today’s Photo Friday installment captures a scene from a course he taught during the school’s spring 1948 semester.

Take a close look: that’s future Messiah College president D. Ray Hostetter sitting in the third row from the front (he’s third from the left)!

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About Devin Manzullo-Thomas

Father to Lucas. Husband to Katie. Prof and administrator at Messiah College. PhD student at Temple University. Member of Grantham BIC.
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4 Responses to Photo Friday: In the Classroom with Professor Ira Miller

  1. Lela Hostetler says:

    Devin: This actually was the Sophmore College class taken in the spring of 1948.

    • Devin Manzullo-Thomas says:

      Lela: Thanks for this clarification. I took the information from a caption accompanying the picture in the BIC/College Archives, so I’ll be sure to alert Glen Pierce to this correction, too. Glad to have you reading the blog.

  2. Devin Manzullo-Thomas says:

    Also, Lela — are you in this picture?

  3. Lela Hostetler says:

    First one in the first row as you look at the picture

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