Jerri Miller, '80

Calculated Sandusky County success at Terra State

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Calculated Sandusky County success at Terra State

Even if Terra doesn’t have your degree, you can still get a lot of your electives out of the way and save money in doing that.

Jerri Miller grew up in Fremont and went to Fremont Ross High School. After she graduated high school, she was working at a job that paid her less than minimum wage. “I had no idea what I was going to do,” she said. “So, I went out to Terra and I ran into a wonderful counselor.”

The counselor had Miller take a test to identify what she liked, disliked and what she was good at. After viewing her results, Miller was advised to get a degree in accounting, so, she did.

Miller enjoyed the diversity within the programs as well as the fact she was able to get a degree at an affordable cost. “Even if Terra doesn’t have your degree, you can still get a lot of your electives out of the way and save money in doing that,” she said.

After graduating from Terra State, Miller enrolled at The University of Toledo and earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting.

She also took the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination (CPA) exam to become a certified accountant.

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    2 years, full time

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    Sandusky County

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Miller started off her career working for accounting firms in the public accounting sector. Then she decided to try working in nonprofits and worked at the Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County as their Financial

Coordinator for 13 years. After that, she was hired as the Executive Director of the Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Finally, she landed her current career as Sandusky County Auditor and was awarded the position in March, 2015.

She is grateful for the education she received. “Terra gave me the skillsets to get me to the point where I am today,” she said.

In addition to all of the great work Miller does as part of her career, she is also heavily involved in the community. She’s a board member in the Impact Credit Union, member of the Fremont Kiwanis and the Treasurer of the Sandusky County Bicentennial Committee.

She is also a member of the Downtown Fremont Organization, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Friends of the Birchard Library, Fremont Ross Athletic Boosters and Rutherford B Hayes Center.

In her free time, Miller enjoys spending time with her husband, Chuck, and their two daughters, Caley and Samantha. She also loves boating on Lake Erie, knitting and puzzles.

“My advice for students wanting to come to Terra is, definitely, look at the cost savings,” she said. “If you live in this area, you’re saving on room and board.”

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