Eastern Michigan gets $1M gift for math, automotive programs

EMU says the gift from Jack E. Roush comes as part of the Give Rise fundraising campaign.
Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti
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Updated: Jun. 13, 2021 at 11:20 AM EDT
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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP with Christine Winter) - Eastern Michigan University has received a $1 million gift from alumnus Jack E. Roush who co-owns NASCAR team Roush Fenway Racing.

Eastern Michigan says the gift will support mathematics and automotive programs. A $400,000 endowment will enhance and expand math preparation and tutoring programming. Another $400,000 will go to the GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology. A $200,000 fund will be created for immediate use to support the purchase of industry standard automotive lab equipment.

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.

EMU says the gift from Roush comes as part of the Give Rise fundraising campaign.

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