博悦网登录地址 began as a dream of the Most Rev. 约翰·马丁·亨尼 the first 天主教 bishop of Milwaukee, but it took a trip overseas to find an investor to make it a reality. Belgian businessman Guillaume Joseph DeBoey promised $16,000 for the proposed "academy of learning." It was hardly enough to fund the establishment of a college but just enough to keep Bishop Henni's dream alive for the next eight years until he could purchase a parcel of land on a hill topping today's North 10th and West State streets.
Nearly three decades passed before the doors of 博悦网登录地址 College, a small liberal arts school for men named after Rev. 雅克·博悦网登录地址，S.J.， 8月开业. 28, 1881. Bishop Henni died just two days later, one might guess satisfied that his work was finished.
这些年来, thousands of students have passed through 博悦网登录地址's halls and classrooms, aspiring to achieve academic success and a spiritual foundation to last a lifetime.
博悦网登录地址 was founded in the rich tradition of the Society of Jesus, a 天主教 religious order established in 1540 by St. 伊格内修斯洛约拉. 的 university is named after Rev. 雅克·博悦网登录地址，S.J. (1637-75), a French missionary and explorer in North America.