Jack Roush, the founder, CEO and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing, has donated $1 million to Eastern Michigan University, his alma mater.
The gift will help support mathematics and automotive programs in the University’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology. It includes a $200,000 fund for the purchase of industry-standard automotive lab equipment, along with $400,000 to each of the mathematics and automotive programs at the school.
“I have a lifelong commitment to learning, and I’ve come full circle, from receiving my master’s degree in scientific mathematics at EMU to founding and chairing a company so heavily committed to technical excellence,” said Roush. “One of the challenges for young people coming of age in our time is marrying a strong academic background with practical experience. The GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology program’s hardware labs, focused on solving real-world problems, meet that challenge. I’m glad to see that my gift will optimize opportunities for students to gain vitally important hands-on experience.”