Alumni gift brings $2 million to support track and field; an inside look at the Honors College highlight latest episode of EMU Today TV

Alumni gift brings $2 million to support track and field; an inside look at the Honors College highlight latest episode of EMU Today TV

YPSILANTI —  The latest episode of EMU Today TV features an introduction to two Eastern alumni and their motivation for making a $2 million gift to support the track and field program, and a wide-ranging interview with Honors College Dean Ann Eisenberg about what makes the College distinctive. 

Dan McClory and Keith Moore are two former members of the EMU Track and Field team who recently announced a $2 million gift to the University. The funds will support the construction of a new outdoor track and field complex as a part of Phase Two of the Championship Building Plan. McClory and Moore were four-year teammates under legendary EMU Head Coach Bob Parks. The second phase of the Championship Building Plan includes resurfacing football's Rynearson Stadium and removing the existing track, building a new outdoor track & field complex, and upgrading baseball's Oestrike Stadium. 

Viewers of the segment will learn about McClory’s and Moore’s background, their motivation for the gift and their commitment to the track and field program. 

In the second segment, Dean Ann Eisenberg provides an inside look at the benefits of EMU’s Honors College, which is home to many intellectually talented and motivated students. The Honors College is recognized for providing the intimacy of a small, liberal arts education within a large, comprehensive university. Students are offered educational and cultural experiences through challenging courses and extra-curricular activities that encourage scholarly curiosity, leadership, civic engagement, and diversity. 

Dean Eisenberg discusses the important role of the College in supporting students’ community involvement, study abroad, research and facilitating connections with the University’s faculty. 

Now in its seventh season, EMU Today TV, produced by the University’s Division of Communications, highlights positive programs, events and initiatives at Eastern Michigan University.

Mark S. Lee is the host of EMU Today TV. Lee is an Eastern Michigan University alumnus and part-time lecturer of marketing at Eastern. He is the host of the podcast, "In the Conference Room", and is featured in a weekly business segment, "Strictly Business", on CBS News Detroit. Lee also is a frequent contributor to various Detroit-area media outlets on business topics. 

This episode and previous editions can be viewed on the University's YouTube channel.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 13,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

February 19, 2024

Written by:
Walter Kraft

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Melissa Thrasher