McCulloughs Endow Marquette Scholarship
July 20, 2005
Retired WTMJ news anchor John McCullough and his wife Sandy
have endowed an undergraduate scholarship at Marquette University.
The McCullough Family Scholarship will be granted to students
who achieve success at high schools all across Wisconsin.
In alternating years, the scholarship will go to qualified
students from a small town, a rural community and an urban
"We believe there are many hard-working, high-achieving
students throughout the state who will appreciate an opportunity
to attend an excellent university such as Marquette,” said
McCullough. “At the same time, we know Marquette will accept
the challenge of educating such high caliber students.”
McCullough anchored Channel 4's 10:00 news for 22 years,
and continued as a commentator for five years following his
retirement in 1989. In addition, McCullough anchored, produced
and narrated a series of “Emphasis Wisconsin” documentaries,
which aired on Channel 4, Channel 10, and on PBS stations
across the country.
The McCulloughs currently live in Scottsdale, Arizona, but
continue their strong ties to the Milwaukee area.
"We closely follow the news in Wisconsin and always
want the best for the people who were so good to us when we
lived there for so many years,” said Sandy McCullough.
The Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., president of Marquette University,
gratefully acknowledged the McCullough's generous support
of Marquette. “Although an alumnus and long-time generous
supporter of the University of Notre Dame, John McCullough,
who is joined enthusiastically in this by his wife Sandy,
has now decided to extend his commitment to young people and
education to the students attending Marquette University here
in his home town. For that we are most grateful.”
The Marquette scholarship continues the McCullough's devotion
to helping students achieve a higher education. With the late
philanthropist Jane Pettit, they also have endowed a graduate
fellowship in Journalism and Government at Notre Dame.
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