Marquette’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) has been honored with an “Anniversary Accolade” by the Milwaukee Historical Society. The award celebrates 50 years of EOP.
The award will be presented at the Milwaukee Historical Society’s Virtual 67th Annual Awards Dinner on Monday, Sept. 14, at 5:30 p.m.
Since 1953, the Milwaukee Historical Society has honored individuals, community organizations and businesses that have worked to preserve and promote local history.
Founded in 1969 by Dr. Arnold Mitchem, Marquette’s EOP program was the first in the nation, and has earned a reputation as one of the most distinguished, admired and respected federal TRIO programs.
Marquette marks the 50th anniversary of the EOP program by commemorating the past, celebrating the present and imagining the future. Events during the 2019-20 academic year include the entire campus, alumni and Milwaukee communities and will highlight the EOP program’s long and distinguished past, the work the program does today and invite opportunities for reflection and discussion of educational access and what might happen in the future.