YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University has received a $1 million gift from alumnus Jack E. Roush who co-owns NASCAR team Roush Fenway Racing.
The gift will support mathematics and automotive programs, Eastern Michigan said.READ MORE: Autopsy Set For 8-Year-Old Saginaw Girl Who Drowned In Lake Huron
A $400,000 endowment will enhance and expand math preparation and tutoring programming with particular emphasis on students desiring to pursue engineering, computer science, and other STEM majors.
Another $400,000 will go to the GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology to be used to support equipment, programming, and initiatives focusing on preparing students for careers in the automotive industry.READ MORE: Service Held For Last Survivor Of '58 Great Lakes Shipwreck
A $200,000 fund will be created for immediate use to support the purchase of industry-standard automotive lab equipment for the GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology.
The gift comes as part of Eastern Michigan’s Give Rise fundraising campaign.
Roush received his master’s degree in scientific mathematics at the Ypsilanti school. He is chair of Livonia-based Roush Enterprises, a product development supplier.MORE NEWS: Central Michigan Orders Masks At Least Through September
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