Devry University News DeVry University Celebrates 75th Anniversary - Memorabilia Expo Premieres in Bay Area on September 7

September 5, 2006 — Fremont, California — In 1931, the Empire State Building was completed, “The Star Spangled Banner” became the national anthem and DeForest Training School -- now DeVry University -- opened.

Seventy-five years ago, it was courses in electronics, radio and motion pictures that launched a new era in post-secondary education. Today, DeVry University offers high-tech degree programs such as biomedical engineering technology, computer engineering technology and game and simulation programming.

“We have been on the forefront of creating new academic programs to prepare students for work in every new field of technology to emerge over the past seven decades,” said David Pauldine, president of DeVry University. “This continues today as we develop degree programs to prepare students for work in today's thriving careers, particularly in emerging technology fields”

To commemorate its 75th Anniversary, DeVry University will present a traveling Memorabilia Expo, visiting campuses throughout the country. From antique movie cameras built in the 1930s to vintage voltmeters from the 1970s to bygone computers of the 1980s, the collection features more than 100 artifacts.

Western city tour stops include:

“Everyone from students to historians will enjoy this educational and entertaining open-to-the-public exhibition, ” Pauldine said.

Founded by Herman DeVry, a pioneer and inventor in the electronics and motion picture industries, DeVry University quickly established a reputation of providing career-oriented, technology-driven educational programs.

According to Pauldine, DeVry University's technology programs were so cutting-edge, during World War II the United States military called upon the institution to train troops in electronics.

In the 1980s, DeVry University, then called the DeVry Institute of Technology, added degree programs in business. The institution's name was changed in 2002 to DeVry University to reflect the university's expanded course offerings.

“Virtually every business today relies on technology to remain competitive in the increasingly global economy,” said Pauldine. “As technology and business converged, DeVry University realized the need for technology-driven business degree programs. Programs such as our bachelor's degree programs in business administration and technical management have quickly become popular with students looking to succeed in corporate America or start their own business ventures”

In 1987, the growing institution merged with the Keller Graduate School of Management and began offering master's degree programs in business, technology and management to working adult students. Today, DeVry University is one of North America's largest degree-granting higher education systems.

Celebrating 75 years as one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North America, DeVry University provides high-quality, career-oriented associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in technology, healthcare technology, business and management. Approximately 46,000 students are enrolled at its 81 locations in 23 states and Canada, as well as through DeVry University Online. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA). DeVry University, a division of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, visit

Source: Devry University

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