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Published September 27, 2013, 06:43 PM

MSUM receives $1 million donation to Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - As part of the special gathering of MSUM presidents, an announcement today that brought a standing ovation: The Marcil Family and Forum Communications Friday gave $1 million to Minnesota State University Moorhead.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - As part of the special gathering of MSUM presidents, an announcement today that brought a standing ovation: The Marcil Family and Forum Communications Friday gave $1 million to Minnesota State University Moorhead.

The money will be used to establish the William C. Marcil, Sr. and Jane B. Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism.

The gift will help support scholarships along with state of the art equipment, speaker series, internships and more.

The relationship between the Marcil Family and MSUM is well established. Bill Sr. helped establish the Alumni foundation and The Norman Black Foundation.

William C. Marcil Sr. - Forum Communications Owner: “We have 33 newspapers and 4 TV stations in the company, so this gives a huge opportunity to students at MSUM.”

A special steering committee will be responsible for the direction and funding of the new Marcil Center.

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