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Herzing Educational Foundation Welcomes Former Green Bay Packer to Board Position

June 1, 2011

The Herzing Educational Foundation welcomes former Green Bay Packer, Darryl Ingram, to its five member Board of Directors.

“I am thrilled that Darryl has decided to join us.  His leadership and commitment will help expand the scope of scholarships and services available through the foundation assisting us with promoting the foundation’s mission,” said Foundation President Henry Herzing.

Ingram received a MBA from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management and an undergrad in political economy from the University of California at Berkeley where he played college football.  Out of college he was the 108th pick in the 1989 NFL draft to the Minnesota Vikings. He ended his career with the Green Bay Packers after the 1994 play offs.

After his pro football career Ingram worked for the wireless industry in design, development and technical support and ran his own college sports recruiting and consulting agency.  Currently he is a partner at the i-Formation Realty Group – Realty Executives Integrity where he specializes in commercial real estate sales and listings in southeast Wisconsin.

Ingram reflected on his new role, “My parents provided me with the foundation and understanding that learning, whether formal or not, is a lifelong pursuit. I am honored that I will be working with the Herzing Educational Foundation to help others further their path in this regard. It is exactly the legacy my parents have given me and the legacy I wish to pass on to my young son”.

His first order of business with the foundation is helping to plan the first annual “Golfing for Grads” golf outing scheduled on September 26th to benefit the Herzing Scholarship fund and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee Scholarship Fund.

In addition to being the newest member of the Herzing Educational Foundation’s Board of Directors Ingram is also a member of the Black MBA Association and the NFL Alumni.  In his spare time enjoys playing sports and spending time with his son.

Along with Ingram, the Herzing Educational Foundation Board includes Henry Herzing, Peter Heffernan, D.C., Ava Youngblood and James Hutton, PhD.  The Herzing Educational Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit charitable corporation that supports Herzing University and the communities in which it has campuses. Founded in 2009, it began with the core belief that career colleges and universities have an important impact on student learning and the communities they serve. The Foundation provides scholarships to Herzing University students and supports the Herzing campus communities by funding community projects and local charities such as the Boys and Girls Club of America.

For more information on Herzing Educational Foundation, please visit or call 414.238.2737.


Herzing University Birmingham and Online – Military Friendly School Recognition

February 8, 2011

The Herzing University – Birmingham campus and Herzing University Online were named to the G.I. Jobs magazine 2011 list of “Military Friendly Schools” in recognition of their efforts to embrace America’s military members and veterans as students.

The two Herzing University operations were among 1,220 institutions selected from more than 7,000 schools nationwide for their efforts in recruiting and retaining military and veteran students. Institutions were evaluated according to specific criteria, including their non-financial efforts to recruit military and veterans such as certifications, programs and policies.

Both Herzing University Online and Herzing University – Birmingham are Veterans Administration approved. Both offer financial benefits, support to specific military installations, and specialized staff including full-time advisors for military-affiliated students and specialized career services personnel to assist them with preparing for and securing employment. They also allow military students to resume their studies without penalty after being called to active service.

G.I. Jobs

“The Military Friendly Schools list is the gold standard in letting veterans know which schools will offer them the greatest opportunity, flexibility and overall experience,” said Derek Blumke, president of Student Veterans of America and a member of the Academic Advisory Board.

Letter to Sen. Harkin

January 7, 2011

Below is an letter to Senator Tom Harkin regarding the Revised GAO Report.  Show your support of Herzing University by sending this letter to Sen. Harkin.  The more students, alumni, business leaders, and organizations that show their support the strong our case is against this unfair legislation.


Honorable Senator Harkin

731 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510


Dear Sen. Harkin,

Over the last several months, the nation’s career colleges and universities have endured withering criticism that stemmed from a report produced by the General Accounting Office (GAO).  This week, the GAO revised this report, softening many of its examples after reviewing more than 80 hours of audio from its investigation.

Career schools train the employees and employers that make the economy go, and we are writing to urge you to ask the GAO to withdraw its report in the wake of these revisions.

As you know, career colleges play an integral role in helping millions of Americans pursue advanced degrees.  By allowing this report to remain on the record despite these revisions, the GAO is undermining its own credibility.

Career colleges and universities offer their students training for specialized professions, while providing a flexible learning environment.  Most of their students enroll because they need accommodating schedules and convenient locations.  They often come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, are adult learners and face the added burden of balancing family life with education.

Students at career colleges have complete their degrees at nearly three times the rate of their counterparts at community colleges and account for a disproportionate percentage of graduates in health care, computer-data processing and other fields that are expected to add 1.8 million new American jobs through 2016 despite the Great Recession.  Moreover, career colleges are a good value for taxpayers, providing, on average, twice the return on investment for each dollar spent when compared with community colleges.

According to the GAO, it revised only twelve of the roughly 1,000 reports it issued in the last fiscal year.  When viewed in this context, the decision to revise this report appears to be significant.  Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming has weighed in with the GAO to ask that it withdraw its testimony and explain why the report was revised.

In an era that is quickly becoming defined by unemployment and stagnant economic growth, it is vital that the government do all it can to promote and enhance the ability of institutions that are succeeding in arming citizens with the skills they need to secure a job.  By asking the GAO to withdraw this report, you will be contributing to those efforts.



The students, graduates and employees of privately held United States colleges and universities and their supporters.

Herzing University Expands its Continuing Education Division by Acquiring Discovery Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina

December 20, 2010

MILWAUKEE (December 13, 2010) – Herzing University’s continuing education division continues to expand with the recent addition of Discovery Training Center (DTC) in Charleston, South Carolina.

“Discovery Training Center extends the array of continuing education programs that we can offer to the Charleston community by providing high-quality technical certifications and skills that are the most sought after by today’s employers,” said Brian Olson, Vice President of New Operations for Herzing University. “Our continuing education division is a rapidly-growing segment of Herzing University and we look forward to working more closely with individuals and organizations in Charleston to continue the good work that was started by Discovery Training Center.”

Herzing University’s continuing education division comprises Discovery Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina, Advanced Network Technologies in Omaha, Nebraska, and MasterLink Training in Brookfield, Wisconsin, all of which were acquired in 2010.

DTC offers a variety of IT training programs in classroom settings or at customer locations, where customized training solutions are delivered. The most popular classroom courses offered by DTC include Department of Defense 8570 compliance training including Security+, Network+, and CISSP, along with CCNA and Microsoft Server.

“The purchase has been seamless to local students and vendors. DTC’s five employees and numerous part-time expert instructors have continued to work with the company. This is an exciting new chapter for DTC. We have the resources of a major university but we have the flexibility of a small business,” reports Rick Nye who has continued his role as Director at DTC.

“We are thrilled to be part of the prestigious Herzing University system. The new relationship allows us to provide even more services and support to our valued customers. We look forward to continuing to serve the Charleston community with the highest quality of technical training to support job skills and certification,” said Martha Nye, Administrative Director of DTC.

About Discovery Training Center

Discovery Training Center, a Continuing Education Division of Herzing University, has been serving the Charleston, South Carolina community since 1999. DTC’s mission is to provide industry-leading high-tech training, certification and education solutions to industry businesses and government entities with an emphasis on quality training and customer service. DTC offers training to support Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, EC-Council, CWNP and (ISC)2 with instructor-led training for IT certification programs. DTC instructors have industry experience, current skills and professional certifications. Customized training solutions are available to align training programs with the specific skills needed by individuals or organizations, including on-site training programs at the customer location. Additional information about DTC can be found at:


About Herzing University

Herzing University encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, three continuing education divisions in three states, plus Herzing University Online. Founded in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1965, today the University offers career-focused education for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees and diplomas in the fields of healthcare, business, technology, design, and public safety. Herzing University provides education to approximately 8,500 students per year. Herzing University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association; or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: – ### –

Martha Nye, Administrative Director
Discovery Training Center

Tips on Surviving Midterms (and other exams too!)

November 19, 2010

Written By Brian Williams, Student Services Advisor

Exams are one of the most important events of any student’s college experience – and can also be one of the most stressful. Everyone experiences exam anxiety in different ways, and with midterms approaching we in the Student Services Department would like to provide some tips and strategies to help you be more successful on all of your future exams!

Take a good look at the environment in which you study for your exams. Good study locations are quiet, well lit, and free from distractions. Study during the best times for you; when you are most alert and can eliminate as many outside distractions as possible. The more focused you are, the more information you’ll retain.

Once you’ve found a good study spot, make sure you know what type of exam you’re studying for. Is it multiple choice, short essay, long essay, or a combination? Find out if your exam has a time limit, and how many times you may access the exam. We hear from students every term who log into an exam, print it out, and study it, only to realize that they can only access the exam once. If you’re unsure, ask your professor before you start the exam. Make sure you know the exact deadlines and due dates for your exams. Instructors may not accept late exams, so make sure to check dates and mark them on your calendar at the start of each term. Check your class announcements frequently, especially in the week leading up to an exam. Logging in Monday to get your exam date, and then not logging in again until the day the exam is due, can mean that you miss updates, changes, or clarification the professor may post. Don’t let this happen to you!

Now that you’ve found a place to study, know what to study for, and know when your test is due, it’s time to begin studying. Don’t wait until the last minute! Just because an exam is due Saturday night does not mean you should wait until Saturday morning to start studying for it. To avoid fatigue, plan several short study breaks rather than cramming everything into one long session. Review what you have learned by going over past assignments and notes. If something in particular stands out as needing additional review, create flashcards or have a friend quiz you. Just the act of writing out the flas cards is a great study tool. If you have any questions about your exam material, please contact your instructor early to give her time to reply to you.

If you start to feel stressed, remember that this is information you’ve already learned! Studying for exams can feel overwhelming if you focus on how much material there is to cover. You’re not learning this information – you are just refreshing it in your memory!

Now that you’ve studied, studied, and studied again, it’s time to take the exam. Here are a few things you can do to make sure if anything goes wrong, you’re prepared.

Have your professor’s contact information handy. Things happen. people get sick, bad weather strikes, and power goes out. Your professors understand, but the earlier they are informed the more they can do to help. Write down the phone number for your instructor, Student Services Specialist, the IT Helpline, and keep them all someplace safe. This way you can call even if you don’t have access to HcNet. Have a back-up location in mind in case something happens to your computer before your exam. Exams are no exception to the rule that you are responsible for having a working computer and internet access at all times. It’s always a good idea to have a technology back-up plan.

If the worst case scenario strikes and you lose computer access during your exam, stay calm and follow these steps:

  1. Call the 24 hour IT support line. Let them know that you were attempting to take an exam and lost internet access. They will create a ticket that will allow us to see when you called. Write down that ticket number and save it somewhere safe.
  2. Call your instructor. If they don’t answer, leave a message. Let them know you were attempting an exam and got locked out. Include at what time this occurred, at what time you are calling, and that you have already called IT. If your computer access has been restored, send them a message through the classroom with the same information.
  3. Call your Student Services Specialist. Again, let us know what happened, at what time it happened, and who you have already contacted. Let us know your IT ticket number as well.

Even if you are unable to reach your instructor and Student Services Specialist, stay calm. By leaving us messages, and by contacting the IT department, you have done everything you can for now. Follow up if you have not received a reply within 24 hours.

If you have unanswered questions or need more direction regarding your exams, please contact your instructors as soon as possible. As always, if you have any issues that are preventing you from completing your work (exam or otherwise), contact your instructors and Student Services Specialist immediately.

Everyone in the Student Services Department hopes that you will find these tips helpful, and wishes you best of luck with your upcoming midterms!

Scholarship Update

November 19, 2010

Hello from Herzing University Online!  My name is Garth Underwood and I am the “Scholarship Specialist” for our institution.  I am here to help students with any questions regarding scholarship information. There are a number of potential scholarships available to students and it is my hope that I can help find scholarships that are most suitable for students continuing their education with Herzing University.

One of my position’s main functions is to establish and maintain a database of available and reoccurring scholarship opportunities for our students.  This information is useful in helping students locate additional funding needed to pay tuition.  While these scholarships might not cover the entire tuition, they can certainly decrease out-of-pocket costs or loan amounts.  In addition to that, a scholarship resource group has been created on Facebook.  On this site, students can ask a question regarding scholarships and a “Scholarship of the Day” is posted every weekday morning for students to view and consider.   Below is the link to the scholarship group on Facebook.!/home.php?sk=group_141560415891750&ap=1

I am very excited to be part of the Herzing University family and look forward to working with Herzing University Online students.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or 866-508-0748, extension 439.  Have a great day!

Garth Underwood
Scholarship Specialist
Herzing University Online
525 North 6th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53203
Toll Free: (866) 508-0748 x439 | eFax: (414) 238-2759

Herzing Educational Foundation Launched to Support Students and Communities of Herzing University

November 17, 2010

In keeping with its commitment to expanding opportunities for students and supporting the communities in which it operates, Herzing University today announced the formation of Herzing Educational Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Milwaukee, Wis. The foundation will provide scholarships to Herzing University students and support their communities by funding community projects and activities by local charities.

“The idea for the Herzing Educational Foundation was inspired by the core belief that career colleges and universities have an important impact on student learning and the communities they serve,” said Amy Chastek, executive director, Herzing Educational Foundation. “As a non-profit organization, we are looking at ways we can complement the important work of Herzing University faculty and staff with specific scholarships and projects that address unmet student and community needs.”

The Foundation has begun fundraising efforts and is accepting donations with the goal of awarding its first scholarships in 2011 from the following categories:

The Herzing Educational Foundation Scholarship, funded through an initial donation made by Henry and Suzanne Herzing, the founders of Herzing Educational System, will award between $500 and $1,500 per year to current Herzing students who demonstrate academic success and financial need.

The Greg Mieszkowski Persistence Scholarship, named for an employee who dedicated himself to helping students re-enroll into college, will award $500 to a Herzing University Online student who returns to complete a degree after taking time off.

Donors may make contributions of any size, either designated to one of the specific scholarship funds or to the foundation’s general fund, which will support additional scholarships and community charitable donations as funds are available. In addition, there are specific opportunities for employers and individuals to contribute:

The Partners in Education Program for Employers creates a scholarship in an employer’s name for donations of $1000, $5000, $10,000 or $25,000, and provides recognition including a customized plaque, advertising opportunities, website exposure and participation in foundation events. Donations of $25,000 or more are part of the President’s Circle and offer the option of creating an endowment.

The Foundation Friends Program for Individuals provides website and other recognition for individual contributions of $500, $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000. Members of the Foundation Friends President’s Circle are those who donate $5,000 or more.

As it develops and expands visibility through Herzing University’s 11 campus communities nationwide, the Herzing Educational Foundation also will enlist the help of Herzing students in supporting local charitable causes.

“Our goal is to be able to harness the energies of Herzing University students and staff to raise funds locally as well as at the national level,” Chastek said. “We plan to donate 20 percent of all the non-designated funds we raise through our campuses back to local community causes such as the Boys and Girls Clubs,” she said.

The Herzing Educational Foundation is led by a board of directors including Henry Herzing, Peter Heffernan, D.C., Ava Youngblood, James Hutton, PhD, and John Bowen. Heffernan and Youngblood, as well as Chastek, comprise the Scholarship Selection Committee.

For more information on Herzing Educational Foundation, please visit or call 414.238.2737