The Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium is the result of a love affair - a different kind of love affair.

First, this love affair is about an extraordinary couple and how their hobbies and interests complement one another, and how their generosity has changed an institution they love.

Second, this love affair is about a very special woman's connection to a college and how she has given of her time, her talent, her enthusiasm, and her resources to motivate others to pursue the life-changing experience that she found at Eckerd College.

'A life-changing experience'

Mary Miller began her love affair with Eckerd College almost 10 years ago after attending an RN refresher course at a local college. After pondering what she should do next, a classmate suggested Eckerd and Mary decided, "Why not?"

In May 1997, Mary received her bachelor's degree with High Honors in human development. Shortly before graduating, Mary expressed her desire to stay involved with Eckerd. And stay involved, she has…