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"Constellation is an outstanding example of our dedication to providing tools and resources that can help students succeed," said Andrew Clark, president and CEO of Bridgepoint Education. "We are proud to be recognized as innovators in producing new technology in education; we believe it is important to push forward, think outside the box, and create new, meaningful solutions for our students." Bridgepoint employees accepted the award in person at the USDLA International Awards Ceremony in Indianapolis, Ind. on Monday, May 1. For more information about Constellation visit https://www.ashford.edu/blog/technology/online-learning-tools-five-questions-about-constellation. Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636. Where heritage meets innovation – that's Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor's, and master's degree programs online, allowing students to balance life by providing the flexibility to do school work anywhere, anytime. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, www.twitter.com/AshfordU, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.513.9240 x11636. The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The associationreaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market.  USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. http://www.usdla.org or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636, or email marianne.perez@ashford.edu. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bridgepoint-educations-ashford-university-receives-innovation-award-for-constellation-300456331.html


News Article | May 11, 2017
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"We are excited to have Ashford University join Home Base Iowa as a business partner," said Jason Kemp, Home Base Iowa program manager. "Ashford is joining over 1,500 businesses in Iowa dedicated to providing our veterans and service members with career and educational opportunities. Together, we can make our veterans and transitioning service members feel at home in Iowa." Iowa is the "State of Choice" for veterans and transitioning service members as they seek employment and educational opportunities. Home Base Iowa is a non-profit, private-public partnership established to help veterans and service members find private-sector jobs in Iowa by connecting them with employers and resources. To find out more about Home Base Iowa, please visit their website at www.homebaseiowa.gov. Where heritage meets innovation – that's Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor's, and master's degree programs online, allowing students to balance life by providing the flexibility to do school work anywhere, anytime. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, www.twitter.com/AshfordU, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.513.9240 x11636, or email marianne.perez@ashford.edu. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ashford-university-welcomes-veterans-as-a-home-base-iowa-business-partner-300455708.html


"With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Brent brings with him a wealth of knowledge to Bridgepoint and its academic institutions that will contribute to enhancing the student experience," said Henn. "His expertise is a welcome addition to Bridgepoint and its executive leadership team." Fitch holds an MBA from University of New Orleans and a bachelor's degree in management and marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University. Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636 or email marianne.perez@ashford.edu. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/brent-fitch-joins-bridgepoint-education-as-senior-vice-president-of-shared-services-operations-300460900.html


"The Forbes School of Business and Technology at Ashford is honored to have received the High Plains Award," said Dr. Andree Swanson. "As an institution that focuses on innovation and service to its students, being awarded the High Plains Award is a validation to the university's commitment to its mission of providing high-quality, accessible, innovative, educational programs to individuals pursuing advancement in their lives." The High Plains Award is intended for organizations who are interested in beginning a self-assessment and initiating the journey toward performance excellence. Interested organizations are required to complete a profile to include information about the organization's operating environment, key relationships with customers, suppliers, partners, and stakeholders, competitive environment, key strategic challenges and advantages, and performance improvement systems. Upon submission, applicants receive extensive feedback identifying the organization's positive attributes and opportunities for improvement. For more information on RMPEx, visit www.rmpex.org. Where heritage meets innovation – that's Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor's, and master's degree programs online, allowing students to balance life by providing the flexibility to do school work anywhere, anytime. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, www.twitter.com/AshfordU, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.513.9240 x11636, or email marianne.perez@ashford.edu. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/forbes-school-of-business-and-technology-at-ashford-university-receives-the-high-plains-award-300458753.html


--Experienced Government Employee, Jared C. Fields is one of the most influential public servants in the Metro Atlanta Area. He was recently awarded as one of the Top 40 under 40 by the Young Government Leaders of Atlanta. The mission of Young Government Leaders Atlanta is "to educate, inspire, and transform future government leaders in the Atlanta area."It has been an incredible 10 years for Jared C. Fields with his journey in the public sector working for several impactful governments and a nonprofit organization. Mr. Fields began his career at the port city of Riviera Beach for the Parks and Recreation Department. He continued his career with the Palm Beach County government in south Florida which supports 38 municipalities. Jared's most recent career experience includes working for two capital city governments, the City of Tallahassee and the City of Atlanta. Along this path, he has expanded his network, had numerous speaking and coaching engagements along with the establishment of JC Associates Consulting."I am passionate about what I do in helping the community and furthering society. I have overcome the loss of multiple influential father figures which in any average male's life would have taken them out, but I persevered. Given the mistakes of my past which includes bad behavior, decisions, and grades throughout school, I am not supposed to be here. Given the stereotypes and statistics, I should not be 10 years in my career, working on my Doctorate in Public Administration and receiving awards for my accomplishments. Every win and acknowledgment is a blessing.Jared's work in the public sector has garnered the support of fellow public administrators like Brad Johnson, Gadsden County, Florida's Assistant County Administrator and the attention of local and national news and media outlets.A quote that Jared lives by is "The duty of a public servant is to perform essential task that impacts the world but receive seldom recognition."Jared's career success is due to him having the ability to see the bigger picture and strategize to resolve issues that help reach what seemed like an unobtainable goal.Jared C. Fields possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a Minor in Economics from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Ashford University of Clinton Iowa.Mr. Fields holds full membership with the National Forum for Black Public Administrators where he currently serves as president of the Metro Atlanta Chapter and has served on several national committees.  He is also an active member of the Delta Mu Mu Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated along with several other organizations including the American Society of Public Administration and the Young Government Leaders of Atlanta.561-876-3245Jared1.fields@gmail.com


"Mile High United Way believes all children should have the opportunity to succeed, and we couldn't be more thankful to Ashford for sharing that same vision," said Christine Benero, president and CEO of Mile High United Way. "Over the past five years, they have been an advocate and role model for kids and families in our community through the Power Lunch program; their commitment is inspiring." The celebration included bringing students in the current Power Lunch classroom from Valverde Elementary to the Bridgepoint offices in downtown Denver. Students and tutors were provided lunch while working on a literacy activity together. "It's an honor to partner with Mile High United Way and Denver Public Schools Foundation with the Power Lunch reading program," said Clark. "Youth outreach is core to our giving mission. We believe in the power of education and the importance of supporting youth literacy." In addition to Power Lunch tutoring time, Bridgepoint employees have also provided books to students to have and read over school breaks. To learn more about the Mile High United Way, visit www.unitedwaydenver.org/. To learn more about the Denver Public Schools Foundation, visit http://www.dpsfoundation.org. Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636. The Denver Public Schools Foundation is Denver Public Schools' fundraising partner, generating resources, building relationships and championing public education to impact system-wide achievement in order to realize the vision of Every Child Succeeds. The DPS Foundation engages the entire community in support of DPS' more than 92,000 students and nearly 200 schools. Learn more at www.dpsfoundation.org. Working side-by-side with the community, Mile High United Way takes on the biggest issues facing Metro Denver. Our united approach changes the odds for the children, families, and individuals in our community, and moves them out of poverty. We believe every child has the right to a safe and stimulating place to learn, and that when every youth in Metro Denver graduates prepared for college or career, our community is stronger. We also know that when people don't have their most basic needs met, longer-term goals like financial stability, are out of reach. When we work together, we make a lasting, holistic, and sustainable impact on our community. Learn more at http://www.unitedwaydenver.org/ or for sponsorship information visit unitedwaydenver.org/luncheon. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bridgepoint-educations-ashford-university-presented-with-award-from-denver-public-schools-foundation-and-mile-high-united-way-300463438.html


In San Diego, Calif., employees from Bridgepoint Education and Ashford University headed to Fiesta Island Youth Camp to help with enhancing the Youth Camp sign, trail creation, plant removal, and mulching. In Ashford's Clinton, Iowa location, the Heroes Day focus was helping to restore and clean up the Associate Benevolent Society, a non-profit organization that provides food, baby supplies, and clothing to low income and homeless families in Clinton County. Meanwhile, more than 40 representatives and their families from Bridgepoint's Denver, Colo. location volunteered at Valverde Elementary School, enhancing the school's campus and updating projects around the grounds. Heroes Day was also celebrated by Ashford's students. Students from across the country were invited to participate by volunteering in their own communities as part of Ashford's S.T.A.R. (Sharing Time and Resources) volunteer program. In San Diego, Ashford students and their families volunteered alongside Bridgepoint and Ashford employees at Fiesta Island Youth Camp. To view photos from Bridgepoint's Spring 2017 Heroes Day event, visit https://business.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1523871304303674.1073741828.146770965347055&type=1&business_id=814575565228289&l=8a0a04f8b5. To view Bridgepoint's Spring 2017 Heroes Day video, visit https://youtu.be/ZDCQfEFV8L0. Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636. Where heritage meets innovation – that's Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor's, and master's degree programs online, allowing students to balance life by providing the flexibility to do school work anywhere, anytime. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, www.twitter.com/AshfordU, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.513.9240 x11636. About University of the Rockies University of the Rockies is a leading graduate school of the social and behavioral sciences that offers programs for students seeking their PhD, PsyD, or Master of Arts degree. Based in Denver, Colo., the University provides students with the convenience of an online education. While working toward a degree from anywhere in the country, students enjoy access to industry professionals, research, and publishing opportunities. For more information, please visit www.rockies.edu/, www.twitter.com/URockies, www.facebook.com/UniversityoftheRockies, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 866.621.0124 x11636. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bridgepoint-education-ashford-university-and-university-of-the-rockies-celebrate-heroes-day-300452666.html


News Article | May 30, 2017
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To be eligible for enrollment in Ashford's Honors College, a student must have completed 30 credits with a 3.75 grade point average. For students with less than 30 credits, they are required to complete 15 credits with the university with a 3.75 grade point average or higher. In addition, eligible students must submit a personal statement and provide a resume and two letters of recommendation. The Honors College at Ashford will require admitted students to complete a series of classes that promote leadership, innovation, global perspective, and civic responsibility. The curriculum is intended to enhance a student's degree program, and in addition, will add a prestigious recognition to a graduate's diploma and academic transcript. For more information on Ashford's Honors College, visit www.ashford.edu/online-degrees/honors-college. Where heritage meets innovation – that's Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor's, and master's degree programs online, allowing students to balance life by providing the flexibility to do school work anywhere, anytime. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, www.twitter.com/AshfordU, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.513.9240 x11636, or email marianne.perez@ashford.edu. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ashford-university-now-offering-honors-college-to-students-300465718.html


The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Sandra A. Bergman, RN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Sandra A. Bergman is a Nurse Educator with nearly 30 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially administration, education, geriatrics, and ICU nursing. Sandra is currently serving as a Practical Nursing Instructor for Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, at an out-reach site in Fort Riley, Kansas. Sandra A. Bergman’s career in nursing began in 1987 when she graduated with her Associate Degree in Technical Nursing from the University of South Carolina Upstate. An advocate for continuing education, Sandra went on to obtain her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Management in 2011 from Ashford University, before completing her Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education in 2015 from Grand Canyon University. Working as a Practical Nursing Instructor, Sandra is responsible for the instruction and training of Practical Nursing students throughout the duration of their 18 month, part time evening program. An inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Sandra maintains professional memberships with the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nurses, and the Christian Nurses Fellowship. She attributes her success to feeling that nursing has always been her true calling, and when she is not working, Sandra enjoys gardening and quilting. Learn more about Sandra A. Bergman here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4129563/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Forbes School of Business and Technology at Ashford University will host the first event of its 2017 Distinguished Lecturer Series on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. This free event, open to all Ashford students, alumni, faculty, and staff, will be...

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