MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette College has acquired a $15 million reward from Marcus Lemonis, Tenting World CEO and star of CNBC actuality TV present “The Revenue,” who graduated from the Milwaukee college in 1995.
Lemonis was a javelin thrower for Marquette’s observe staff from 1991-95. The varsity introduced the donation from Lemonis and his spouse, Bobbi, throughout its Saturday afternoon males’s basketball sport with Butler.
The $15 million reward will fund the renovation of the college’s Memorial Library, which can now be often known as the Lemonis Middle for Scholar Success.
Marquette president Michael Lovell stated the middle will function a hub for college students in all majors to get entry to any school-related sources they want. The middle will join college students with a community of advisers and mentors.
“That is the beginning of our path for Marquette and the town of Milwaukee,” Lemonis stated. “This isn’t the assertion. That is the start of a really lengthy paragraph. We’re going to search for different alternatives to help Dr. Lovell and the college and the scholars and, most significantly, the college.”