• Milwaukee Urban League hosts National Achievers Society annual recognition banquet

    May 14, 2015


    The Milwaukee Urban League hosted its National Achievers
    Society 2015 Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at
    the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Student Union, 2200
    East Kenwood Boulevard. Printed in the program, Milwaukee
    Urban League President and CEO Ralph Hollmon said: “This
    is a special day for the Milwaukee Urban League, because we
    have an opportunity to recognize some of our best and most
    gifted students…who understand the value and importance
    of education… in our global, technological society … (which)
    unlocks the doors of opportunity.” A huge assembly of
    Black, Caucasian, Asian and Hispanic families attended the
    event to cheer on their son or daughter, offering support and
    encouragement and to capture a photograph of this historic
    moment in their child’s life as they journey on to fulfill their life’s
    aspirations. All of the students were recognized for their scholastic
    achievements. However, a group of 20 high achievers and honor
    roll students were each awarded a laptop computer. The keynote
    speaker was Grady L. Crosby, Chief Diversity Officer of Johnson
    Controls. He leads the company’s government relation strategies,
    sustainability efforts and its philanthropic initiatives in order to
    maintain the company’s commitment to social responsibility,
    community involvement and the environment. He joined Johnson
    Controls in 2011.