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.