The Milwaukee Chinese Community Center hosted its annual Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 2. The event took place in the Saber Center for the Performing Arts at Franklin High School at 4 p.m.
MCCC recognized Marquette for outstanding contributions in support of its mission. Acting Provost Kimo Ah Yun accepted the award on Marquette’s behalf. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Chinese Consul General Liu Jun from Chicago were also in attendance.
Marquette has a long history of welcoming international students. The university currently has 251 undergraduate and graduate Chinese students, representing the largest international group on campus.
Over the past 20 years, the MCCC has given this award to organizations that have had the greatest impact on the local Chinese community. Past recipients include Rockwell Automation and MillerCoors.
As a part of its recognition, the MCCC will make a $5,000 donation to Marquette.