Alumni couple commits $2.5 million to establish pathway program in partnership with Marquette University High School

John Stollenwerk, a 1958 Marquette High alumnus and a 1962 Marquette University alumnus, has established “The Marquette Experience Pathway” along with his wife, JoEllen, a 1966 Marquette University alumna.

The Pathway program offers several individual scholarships, enhanced admissions counseling and the opportunity to take Marquette University courses at a significantly reduced cost while in high school.

A former member of the both the university and high school’s governing boards, John Stollenwerk described his educational experience as a “discipline of love” and also said his family took this step to help reduce the financial burden on families. He touted both schools for their “academic excellence, discipline and education grounded in values.” Both John and JoEllen are current members of Marquette University’s President’s Advisory Council.

The Stollenwerk family, pictured left to right: Joseph, Philip, Susan, John, JoEllen, John and Dan.

President Michael R. Lovell noted that Marquette University enrolls more graduates from Marquette High than any other high school in the nation. “John and JoEllen have continually given back throughout their lives and are incredible representatives of our alumni communities,” President Lovell said. “This significant gift shows their keen understanding of what will further solidify our two schools’ Catholic, Jesuit mission to nurture ethical leaders who serve others.”