In 1931, Dr. DeVry teamed up with radio pioneer Lee DeForest to open the DeForest Training School in Chicago, which prepared students for technical work in electronics, motion pictures, radio and, later, television. Compact versions of DeVry’s portable projector were provided to students as “visual instruction” course materials when they enrolled in the school’s programs from remote locations.DeVry and DeForest’s ability to provide effective distance learning solutions achieved critical status when their institution was chosen to train U.S. Army Air Corps instructors on electronics and radar technology in the 1940s. This proving ground led to the institution being one of the first schools approved to accept the original G.I. Bill following World War II. The school’s name was changed to DeVry Technical Institute in 1953 and then DeVry Institute of Technology in 1968. After merging with Keller Graduate School of Management in 1987, the institutions collectively became DeVry University in 2002, following the approval of The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Today, Dr. DeVry’s legacy continues as DeVry University has grown to become one of the largest degree-granting higher education institutions in North America. “Today’s DeVry University is a shining tribute to the vision Herman DeVry had nearly a century ago,” said Dr. Donna Loraine, provost/vice president of academic affairs for DeVry University. “Advancements in technology and flexible scheduling options have since made quality distance learning available to every person with a willingness to learn. Dr. DeVry would be extremely proud of his legacy.” For more information about DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, visit http://www.devry.edu. About DeVry University Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with more than 76,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members, work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers. DeVry University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit newsroom.devry.edu.