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Leo Mills '55

Leo Mills was the first in his family to graduate from college when he received his associate degree from Donnelly in 1955. That same year Leo married Sue Marie Brown. They had two children, Kevin and Jean. Leo continued his education, earning a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from the University of Kansas in 1959. Leo was hired by Ford Motor Company at the Claycomo, Missouri plant and worked his way up to Production Engineering Manager before retiring in 1991. He continued to work as a part-time consultant for Ford for eight years.

“I have such fond memories of Sister Jerome Keeler, Sister Kathleen, and Sister Faith. They were wonderful teachers, and their dedication, guidance, and encouragement were the primary influence for me to continue my education after Donnelly and also were a factor in my successful career at Ford.”

Leo Mills was inducted in 2021.