Brooke Miller is still in shock. She stands in front of her seat, as she watches everyone leave the Al McGuire Center. She never imagined that a hand-written letter to President Lovell would make his day.
Miller, originally from Oshkosh, Milwaukee is a sophomore marketing major at Marquette University. Before the president’s inauguration, she decided to write him a letter expressing her gratitude. To her surprise, President Lovell was so touched by Miller’s letter that he decided to present it during his inauguration speech.
“I was honored and blessed to make his day, and to make him feel that special. It was amazing; I never expected to be in an inaugural speech like that,” she said. “I just wanted to thank him for everything he’s done and make him realize he’s really made an impact on the students here.”
Miller is an O’Brien Fellowship assistant and the communications director of the Marquetting Club. She is extremely committed to all university-related activities and is the reason why she could not miss the inauguration of the president.
“The event was lovely, to say the least,” she said.
She also expressed her opinion regarding President Lovell. Just like a great number of students at Marquette University, Miller believes that President Lovell is the type of president that the community of Marquette needs.
“I think the way he handled himself was so personal. He really welcomed us into his life. I thought that was really special. Being that we are Marquette University I feel that is was a really great way to handle it. He really was so inclusive and it made him feel like he was a great fit for Marquette.”
Brooke is excited for her next two years at Marquette University under the presidency of Dr. Lovell.
“Although it was inauguration week, I saw President Lovell so many places. It really showed he is willing to go an extra mile,” said Miller.
“He’s absolutely going to be a great president, no doubt. I look forward to it,” she said, as she headed to the exit of the Al McGuire Center to join the rest of the students outside.