‘Pivotal Moment: Civil Unrest and the Birth of EOP’ is Feb. 5

The Educational Opportunity Program will continue its 50th anniversary celebrations with a panel discussion during Mission Week on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom.

The EOP was created to help first-generation and income eligible college students.  

Moderated by Vivian King, the panel will look at the intersection of civil rights and the Jesuit mission, including the role of student activists, faculty, Jesuits and the men’s basketball team in leading to the EOP’s creation. It also will look at the program’s profound impact through the lens of its alumni. 

Panelists will discuss what’s important for Marquette to consider over the next 50 years as it relates to Milwaukee’s first-generation college students.

Panelists include:

  • Judge Joseph Donald, Arts ’82, Law ’88
  • Rev. Ryan Duns, S.J., assistant professor of theology
  • Maureen Hoyler, Arts ’70, Law ’79
  • George Thompson, III, SP ’69, former men’s basketball player

Register online by Monday, Feb. 3.