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EMU Alumni Group Gives $2 Million To Help Graduates, Incoming Freshmen

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More than 2,200 Eastern Michigan University graduates will soon be getting some additional financial assistance.

An EMU alumni group called GameAboveis giving nearly 600 dollars to each student that graduated from the university this past week.

EMU President James Smith says it’s part of a 2 million dollar donation being made by the group to help in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

“Just seeing the impact on the economy, they wanted to do something that would really celebrate students who are graduating, and then they added on the idea a little after we talked about the graduation gift to do something for incoming freshmen,” President Smith says.

President Smith says, as part of that same gift, GameAbove is giving 400 dollars to each incoming freshman student this fall to help lift some of their financial burden.

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— Taylor Pinson is a writer/reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him studio@wemu.org

Taylor Pinson is a former WEMU news reporter and engineer.
Taylor Pinson is a former WEMU news reporter and engineer.
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