Jesse Gray

Jesse Gray

Jesse Gray loves owning his own business  he's on his third since graduating from Herzing University.

Jesse's most recent venture, batonrougenightout.com, is an online entertainment hub for the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area. The fast-growing website features the best in local dining, entertainment and music, including six streaming radio stations. Jesse says he's launching a supplemental magazine, Baton Rouge Night Out.

"What I love the most about owning a business is the freedom to do what I want and make all the money that I can for my family," Jesse says. "It's given me everything I ever wanted in life."

As a graduate of Herzing's business program, Jesse earned a Bachelor of Science in BbusinessMmanagement online. He credits Herzing for giving him the solid business skills and knowledge he needed to run a successful company.

"My education at Herzing taught me how to build a company from the ground up," Jesse says. "The business management classes helped me understand every aspect of planning and running a new business."

One of the greatest benefits of Herzing is that it allowed Jesse to earn his degree even while serving active duty in the army.

"I chose Herzing because I knew it was a military-friendly school that offered the flexibility I needed. Herzing's online program allows soldiers to work and go to college at the same time, which was exactly what I wanted," says Jesse. "As a soldier, you might be out on a mission for two to three weeks at a time and can't go to school. I could notify Herzing when I had a mission, and they would accommodate me."

Even while studying online overseas, Jesse experienced the best of what Herzing is known for: hands-on coursework and individual attention.

"I'm very proud that I graduated from Herzing University," says Jesse. "It was a great experience. The hands-on classes really helped me learn the skills I needed, but what made the biggest difference was the support from faculty and staff. I was in a war zone for two years and doing operations all the time. Whenever I needed help or support, Herzing was always there for me."