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Franklin University Alum Receives Bronze Star

For Immediate Release: January 4, 2013

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is proud to recognize alumni Zachary Dozer, who has been awarded a Bronze Star.  The Bronze Star, the fourth-highest combat decoration, is awarded for acts of heroism, merit or meritorious service, and was awarded to Dozer for his service in Afghanistan in 2012.

Dozer graduated from Franklin in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management.  According to the Lancaster Eagle Gazette, Dozer will take over command of Company B, 1st Battalion 148th Infantry Regiment later this month.

Franklin is proud of all of the accomplishments and acts of heroism achieved by its current and alumni military and veteran students.  The University is committed to serving the needs of its military students through a variety of specialized programs and has been designated a "Military Friendly School" by GI Jobs Magazine.

The University recognizes that earning a degree while serving your country is an ambitious task. Whether serving 10 miles away or across the globe, Franklin is committed to offering the flexible, convenient course formats needed to balance an education with the demands of military life through on-campus and online degree programs.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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