The St. Thomas Aquinas Home and School Association selected C.R. “Robby” Miller Jr. as the 2015 recipient of the Mother Seton Award.
The award was created to honor individuals whose volunteer service and dedication to home, school and church has been exemplary, a news release from St. Thomas Aquinas said.
“Robby is a true proponent of Catholic education and has volunteered tirelessly and consistently for thirty years,” STA Principal Jose Becerra said. “He is a strong Christian dedicated to his faith and an exemplary father and family man. The thing that sets Robby apart are the things he does behind the scenes that no one ever knows about. It’s not about getting credit or doing things that everyone can see. He is always there and never says no.”
Miller has served as statistician for several years at football games and was also an integral part of the Capital Campaign Committee, the release said.
Miller has volunteered with the youth from Catholic schools since he graduated from college in 1985, when he began coaching football at Holy Ghost, the release said.
He is a member of Holy Ghost Church, where he has served on the Fair Committee, as well as major gift co-chairman of its Campaign 100. He is a member of the Finance Council at Holy Ghost Church and at STA. He also has been a supporter and volunteer with the drama clubs of both schools.
Miller is chairman of the Hammond Economic Development Board, and also has coached several teams for city and parish recreation leagues. He is a former president of the Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation and the chairman of the board of directors of the Disposable Heroes Project. He is on the board of directors for both Options and TARC.
Miller has been married to Donna Distefano Miller since 1987. They have four children, all graduates of Holy Ghost School.
“Robby is a man of strong integrity and pure ethics,” Home and School President Lauren Sampey said. “He passionately serves in public and private matters, always stepping up to help those in need. He is always ready with a positive word, an encouraging pat on the back and a contagious smile. Robby Miller is an exemplary honoree for the Mother Seton Award.”
The Diocese of Baton Rouge will honor all Mother Seton recipients at a luncheon on April 21.