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Herzing University Celebrates Golden Anniversary with Milwaukee Gala

April 5, 2016

MILWAUKEE (Jan. 28, 2015) – Herzing University will mark its 50th year of excellence in providing students with career-focused education during an evening gala on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave.

The school, which was incorporated in Milwaukee 50 years ago to the day of the event, has graduated more than 10,000 Wisconsin students in a wide variety of fields. Currently, about 1,400 students are educated at the Kenosha, Brookfield and Madison campuses, as well as hundreds of students who attend online from throughout the state.

“For the last 50 years, we’ve had the honor of giving students the kind of educational tools they need to succeed in the workplace,” said Renee Herzing, President of Herzing University. “We started as a  computer training school in Milwaukee and now serve about 6,000 students on 11 campuses in eight states and online. We’ve always been passionate about providing a learning environment that fosters long-term career success.”

Almost 400 guests are expected to attend the event including notable alumni, community leaders and businesses executives who have forged partnerships with Herzing.

Distinguished guests will include:

  • Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett
  • ·         Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman
  • ·         State Sen. Lena Taylor of Milwaukee
  • State Rep. Peter Barca of Kenosha
  • Henry Herzing, founder of Herzing University
  • Vincent Lyles, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
  • Wendy Baumann, President/CVO of The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour that features an opportunity to learn from Herzing students about the many programs offered by the school. Mayor Barrett, Rep. Barca and noted Herzing alumni will speak during the program, which starts at about 8 p.m. Baumann will serve as emcee.

Herzing University’s three Wisconsin campuses award bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in the fields of business, technology, health care, design and public safety. In addition, through Herzing’s online division, numerous programs in these fields as well as master’s degrees in Nursing (MSN) and Business (MBA) are made accessible to residents throughout the state as well as nationwide.

About Herzing University

Herzing University, a private nonprofit institution, encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, an online division, and has a current enrollment of approximately 6,000 students. Founded in Milwaukee in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient and caring education for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design and public safety.  In 2013, 2014 and 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Herzing University as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs” nationally. Herzing University has also has been recognized as a member of the 2015 GI Jobs magazine 


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