Medical College of Wisconsin awards honorary degree to Milwaukee Urban League president
Milwaukee, WI (May 20, 2021) – Milwaukee Urban League President and CEO, Dr. Eve M. Hall, is receiving an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. The award will be presented at the Medical College's commencement on Friday, May 21, 2021. Dr. Hall is being recognized by the Medical College of Wisconsin for her contributions improving Milwaukee's African-American community.
Dr. Hall has held several leadership positions in education, nonprofit, and government in Wisconsin. Dr. Hall has served as president and CEO of Milwaukee Urban League since 2017. Prior to her leadership role at MUL, she served as president and CEO of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, where she led the renewal of the organization. In 2021, Dr. Hall was inducted into Milwaukee Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame and was named one of their Executives to Watch. Dr. Hall has also been recognized by Milwaukee BizTimes as a Notable Minority Executive in 2021, and for her work in reviving the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin in 2015.
Dr. Hall participates on several major boards and initiatives including Downtown Rotary, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, VISIT Milwaukee, MKE United, and Milwaukee Succeeds. Dr. Hall recently completed a seven-year stint on the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. She is a co-founder of the African-American Women's Project Fund, created to support organizations that promote the well-being of women and girls. Dr. Hall earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Psychology from Florida A&M University, a Master of Science degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University.
The Medical College of Wisconsin’s commencement ceremony will be broadcast on MCW's YouTube channel at 11 a.m. on May 21. Dr. Hall will be featured in the honorary degree segment. Additional information can be located on the MCW Commencement Webpage.
About the Medical College of Wisconsin
With a history dating back to 1893, The Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and community engagement. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in MCW’s medical school and graduate school programs in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Central Wisconsin in. MCW’s School of Pharmacy opened in 2017. A major national research center, MCW is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In the last ten years, faculty received more than $1.5 billion in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 3,100 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,600 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than $2.8 million patients annually. MCW-Central Wisconsin partners with health systems in northern Wisconsin, including Aspirus, Ascension and Mayo Clinic and others, to train the next generation of physicians for the region.
About Milwaukee Urban League
The Milwaukee Urban League is an affiliate of The National Urban League. We lead through education and outreach, employment and empowerment, and advocacy to achieve economic vibrancy and equal access to all industries and disciplines that positions African Americans to create wealth and live a better quality of life. Milwaukee Urban League’s vision is to ensure that Wisconsin becomes a top 10 place for African Americans to live and thrive and where the greater Milwaukee area becomes a leader in education and socioeconomic inclusion. For more information, visit www.tmul.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @urbanleaguemke.