Eastern Michigan renames basketball arena after George ‘The Iceman’ Gervin
YPSILANTI – George Gervin received one of the highest honors for an athlete on Saturday. Eastern Michigan University announced it would rename its basketball arena after the former EMU star and NBA Hall of Famer nicknamed “The Iceman” during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Florida International. Thanks to a donation from GameAbove, a group of Eastern Michigan alumni, EMU’s arena will be named the George Gervin GameAbove Center. EMU retired Gervin’s number in 1986 and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996. “George inspired millions with his approach to the game of basketball as well as his generosity off the court.mlive.com
Eastern Michigan to honor NBA legend George ‘The Iceman’ Gervin at basketball game
YPSILANTI – One of the most recognizable Eastern Michigan athletes will be back in Ypsilanti next weekend. Former EMU basketball legend and NBA Hall of Famer George “The Iceman” Gervin will be honored at halftime of the Eagles’ men’s basketball game against Florida International on Saturday, Nov. 11. The event will also feature 50 George Gervin bobbleheads that will be distributed leading up and throughout the game. Tickets for the game will be 24% off in honor of Gervin’s No. EMU retired Gervin’s number in 1986 and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.mlive.com
Eastern Michigan University to rename College of Engineering and Technology after philanthropic alumni group
YPSILANTI, Mich. – Eastern Michigan University announced it will be renaming its engineering and technology college in recognition of alumni group GameAbove, which has donated a total of $20 million toward student- and faculty-based initiatives over the past 15 months. The GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology name will go into effect on March 1. “The College of Engineering and Technology has a strong reputation. We greatly value GameAbove’s exceptional support of Eastern Michigan University students and faculty.”AdDean of the College of Engineering and Technology, Mohamad Qatu, said the group’s support has helped to “dramatically accelerate” the school’s ability to serve its students. To see the undergraduate and graduate level programs EMU’s College of Engineering and Technology currently offers, click here.
EMU renames engineering, technology college for alumni group that’s donated $20M
YPSILANTI, MI — Eastern Michigan University is naming its engineering and technology college after an alumni group that has given $20 million to student and faculty-based initiatives in the last 15 months. At it’s Thursday, Feb. 18 meeting the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents unanimously approved renaming the college GameAbove. Eastern Michigan University alumni group donating $2M to 2020 graduates, incoming freshmenGameAbove has interest in autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity and programs that relate to new engineering programs at the College of Engineering and Technology, Smith said. READ MORE:‘Big sigh of relief’: Hundreds vaccinated at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation CenterGov. Whitmer appoints two new members to Eastern Michigan University Board of RegentsEastern Michigan University renames Quirk Building in honor of late faculty membermlive.com
Eastern Michigan University receives $8 million donation for state-of-the-art golf facility
YPSILANTI, Mich. – The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the construction of an $8 million golf facility. The indoor training facility, named the GameAbove Golf Performance Center, will be dedicated to university’s current men’s golf coach Bruce Cunningham, according to the school. The $8 million donation will allot $6-6.5 million in construction with the remaining going toward 12 years of operational costs. “The group of dedicated Eastern Michigan University alumni who are behind GameAbove is excited and proud to further enhance the total academic and scholastic environment at EMU." “We are extremely grateful for this outstanding group of alumni and their desire to positively impact Eastern Michigan University," said Provost Rhonda Longworth.
EMU alumni group donates $500K to Ozone House
YPSILANTI, Mich. – A group of Eastern Michigan University alumni known as GameAbove announced Wednesday its gift of $500,000 to local nonprofit Ozone House for youth in crisis. Ozone House is in the process of completing its new shelter in Ypsilanti for homeless and at-risk youth in Washtenaw County. Established in 1969, Ozone House helps local youth by providing in-depth intervention and prevention services and, in urgent cases, emergency shelter. “Providing construction funding for Ozone House and providing a clinical social worker to EMU are fundamental to this purpose. Ozone House helps youth ages 10 to 24 in Washtenaw County by sheltering them and helping them develop healthy relationships.
Alumni group donates $3.5 million to Eastern Michigan University
YPSILANTI – A group of Eastern Michigan University alumni announced Monday its initial $3.5 million donation to its alma mater. The group, called GameAbove, is made up of alumni from various professional and academic backgrounds. They say the gift will go towards supporting faculty development and academic needs of students, both current and future. The two new initiatives are titled “GameAbove, Faculty First” and “Students Matter Most.”Two million of the gift will go toward supporting faculty across all five academic colleges and the University Library. The additional $1.5 million will go toward supporting students.