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Family of Marquette dean killed hopes to establish scholarship in his name

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Posted at 11:06 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 12:06:09-05

MILWAUKEE — Funeral services have been set for the Marquette University dean who was killed Feb. 11 and in lieu of flowers, his family is hoping to establish a scholarship in his name.

Dr. Joe Daniels was hit and killed on Feb. 11 near campus while he was crossing 10th Street at Wisconsin.

Police said that a 20-year-old woman was speeding and had a valid green light signal when she drove through the intersection, hitting and killing Daniels.

The driver was arrested and charged for driving while under the influence of an intoxicant.

A celebration of Daniels' life was held on Monday at the Church of Gesu on Marquette's campus. A funeral mass was scheduled for after the celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers, the Daniels family asks for gifts to be made in Joe's honor to Marquette University to help establish a scholarship in his name.

"Joe was a campus fixture for more than 30 years, and I was honored to call him my friend. He inspired students his entire career as a mentor and educator and made an indelible impact on the field of economics as a master scholar. Ultimately, Joe helped take Marquette Business to new heights. He was instrumental in inspiring a new vision for the college, which we will carry forward in his memory," said Marquette President Dr. Micahel Lovell in a statement to students.

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