Minneapolis couple donates $8 million to Marquette

  • Associated Press
  • February 14, 2013 - 8:08 AM

MILWAUKEE - A Minneapolis couple has donated about $8 million to Marquette University in Milwaukee to establish a journalism fellowship.

Peter and Patricia Frechette made the donation in honor of Patricia's parents, Perry and Alicia O'Brien, who graduated from Marquette in the 1930s. Perry O'Brien was a longtime reporter with the Janesville Gazette and WCLO radio.

The partnership with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( is aimed at bringing journalists from all different types of media to Marquette for an academic year to work with students on in-depth public service journalism projects.

The fellowship begins this fall.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

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