Urban League of Greater Madison: Announces educational partnership with Herzing University – Madison


Mollie Stolbov, Community Relations Coordinator

Herzing University – Madison


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Deirdre Hargrove-Krieghoff, Vice President of Workforce Development, Inclusion, and Retention

Urban League of Greater Madison


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The Urban League of Greater Madison and Herzing University – Madison
Announce Educational Partnership

Herzing University – Madison and the Urban League of Greater Madison announced a new partnership to help serve the employees and members of the Urban League in furthering their professional development and educational goals. This unique partnership with the Urban League will provide a special scholarship to Urban League employees helping them lower the cost of a degree. The partnership also includes one full scholarship for the Herzing University MBA program per year.

“Employees will be able to take advantage of diploma programs, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees through the local campus. With the importance on education and finding a good career path, this aligns perfectly with the mission of Herzing University and the Urban League,” said Mollie Stolbov, Community Relations Coordinator at Herzing University – Madison. “The expense of college can be too much for some, and the scholarship can help alleviate some of that burden.”

The Urban League and Herzing University have a long history of working together and this new partnership solidifies the bond between the organizations. Both groups look forward to advancing the Madison community through education, training, and guidance on the path to personal and professional development. Vice President of Workforce Development, Inclusion, and Retention, Deirdre Hargrove-Krieghoff, believes this partnership will go far in advancing the opportunities for the organization’s members. “The Urban League is excited about continuing and expanding our partnership with Herzing. This kind of collaboration and action is exactly what we need to address the education, career, and advancement issues in our community.”

About Urban League of Greater Madison

The Urban League of Greater Madison’s mission is to ensure that African Americans and other community members are educated, employed and empowered to live well, advance professionally and contribute to the common good in the 21st Century. We are committed to transforming Greater Madison into the Best [place] in the Midwest for everyone to live, learn, and work. We are working to make this vision a reality through a comprehensive strategic empowerment agenda that includes programs & services, advocacy, and partnerships & coalition building; specifically working to build a pipeline of high quality cradle-to-career educational services that impact the entire family, eliminate the achievement and education gaps and prepare youth and adults for career success. For information about The Urban League of Greater Madison, visit www.ulgm.org or call 608-729-1200

About Herzing University – Madison

Serving the local community since 1948 (formerly Wisconsin School of Electronics) Herzing University – Madison boasts state-of-the-industry classrooms and labs to provide a real-world, hands-on learning environment, consistent with its “career-focused, convenient, and caring” educational mission. Its two Madison locations include the main campus, a 40,000-square-foot facility, and the 12,000-square-foot Madison West Learning Center. Both locations are specifically designed to prepare students for dynamic careers in the fields of healthcare, business, technology, design/game development, and public safety. Students have the convenient option to take courses either on-campus or online toward their master’s, bachelor’s or associate degree or diploma, and can also earn graduate degrees through Herzing University Online. Herzing University – Madison has built a strong reputation in Computer Sciences and Graphic Design and its students have won numerous awards in ADDY and Phi Beta Lambda competitions. Information about Herzing University – Madison is available at www.herzing.edu/madison.

About Herzing University

Herzing University encompasses 12 physical locations in eight states, a continuing education division, plus Herzing University Online.. Founded in Milwaukee, Wis. 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. Herzing University is the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). It also has been recognized as a member of the 2013 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools.” The University provides education to approximately 6,000 students per year. Herzing University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association; www.ncahlc.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: www.herzing.edu.