MUM50: Celebrating 50 years of Miami Middletown

Lynn Darbyshire standing in the middle of the floor gym during its construction.

In 1966 The Sound of Music won the Oscar for best picture, Star Trek and The Monkees made their debut on national television, the Baltimore Orioles swept the World Series, and the Metropolitan Opera House opened in New York City.

And, on September 5, Miami University Middletown was dedicated as the first permanent branch campus in Ohio.

After 20 years of offering courses in local schools in evenings and on weekends, the work of hundreds of people in the Middletown community led to the creation of the Middletown Campus, beginning with Logan Johnston Hall and the Gardner-Harvey Library.

In September 2016 Miami University Middletown enters its sixth decade of serving the people of southwestern Ohio. Beginning with courses that would provide the first two years of college classes, over the years a number of associate degrees were added in nursing, business, and industrial technology. Moving into the future the campus now offers 14 bachelor's degrees, the first master's degree offered by the Miami regional campuses, and an expanding portfolio of online courses.

Join us this year as we celebrate the first 50 years of the campus – the students, faculty, and staff, as well as the many community connections that have made the Middletown Campus a unique part of local life.

Miami University Middletown (MUM) Alumni & Friends

Red Carpet Movie Premiere

1966 Dedication of Miami Middletown. Gardner, Levey, Rhones, Johnston cutting the ribbon

Thursday, August 31
6:30-8:30pm
Dave Finkelman Auditorium

Alumni Stories

Tim Carberry sitting in a desk

Timothy (Tim) Carberry began his journey at Miami Regionals' Middletown campus in September of 1970. For Tim, a Springboro High School graduate, to be able to get a four-year degree from Miami Middletown meant everything to him. It allowed him to live at home and still complete his education.