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Marquette University's EOP program celebrating 50 years this week

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 14:19:45-04

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University's Educational Opportunity Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week.

The organization has helped get children ready for college for a half-century. 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.

Here's the events planned for this week:

FRIDAY, OCT. 4, 2019:
Educational Opportunity Program Open House
Noon – 4 p.m.
Coughlin Hall, 3rd Floor, 607 N. 13th St.

EOP Bus Tour of Sherman Phoenix
1 – 3 p.m.
3536 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., Milwaukee

EOP Opening Meeting
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Marquette Hall, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave.

EOP Alumni and Student Networking Social
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Coughlin Hall, 3rd Floor, 607 N. 13th St.

EOP Bowling at the Annex
9:15 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
Union Sports Annex, 804 N. 16th St.

EOP Late-Night Hospitality Room
11 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Ambassador Hotel, 2308 W. Wisconsin Ave.

SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 2019
Breakfast at the Commons
7:30 – 9 a.m.
The Commons, 721 N. 17th St.

EOP Tours
11 – 1 p.m.
Coughlin Hall, 3rd Floor, 607 N. 13th St.

EOP 50th Anniversary Celebration Receptions, Program and Dinner
AMU, Monaghan Ballroom, 3rd Floor, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
5:00 p.m. EOP Alumni photo
5:45 p.m. Pre-Receptions
- McNair Alumni
-, Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math and Science Alumni
- EOP Alumni
6:30 p.m. Program and Dinner

SUNDAY, OCT. 6, 2019
EOP Morning Worship with Bishop Walter L. Harvey, Arts ’85
8 a.m.
Continental breakfast reception to follow.
Parklawn Assembly of God, 3725 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee

For more information, click here.