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Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013

Michael T. Taivalmaa

Before finding my way to Herzing University, I wandered the University of Wisconsin system without a clear direction. Herzing University provided me with the necessary structure and education I needed to finish not only my associate degree, but also my bachelor's degree.

Since graduating in 1997, I have achieved my master's degree with honors in Information Assurance from Norwich University. I can't thank [Herzing University past president] Don Madelung enough for taking time to write a much-needed letter of recommendation as part of Norwich's grueling admissions requirements.

Over the years, I have worked successfully in many aspects of Information Technology. Currently, I am a supervisor of information services at Aurora Health Care based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. My team supports twelve regional clinics and the Oshkosh hospital. Additionally, I co-founded a small consulting firm, TacNal, LLP. I am an adjunct IT instructor for Fox Valley Technical College and a security analyst specializing in Governance Risk and Compliance for Corporate Integrity, LLC. I am proudly serving my 15th year as a weapons systems craftsman on the F-16 for the Wisconsin Air National Guard.

My wife Teena and I just celebrated our tenth anniversary and I feel our greatest achievement is our five children Keegan (9), Quaye, (7), Mika (6), Brayden (4) and Nya (7months).
Michael T. Taivalmaa

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