Volunteers from Bridgepoint Education, Ashford University, and University of
the Rockies Improve Communities across the Nation
Hundreds of employees and students give back as part of the organization's
SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2013
SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday, April 20, was designated
as "Heroes Day" for employees of Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) and
its two academic institutions, Ashford University and University of the
Rockies. More than 400 employees in three states – plus friends and family
members – volunteered their time to improve the communities in which they
"The hard work and dedication demonstrated by employees this weekend was
impressive. It's evident that employees really embrace our giving mission and
the spirit of enriching lives and improving our communities," said Andrew
Clark, chief executive officer at Bridgepoint Education. "I am proud of the
positive impact our organization has had, and will continue to have, on the
communities we serve."
In San Diego, Calif., employees from Bridgepoint Education and Ashford
University banded together to beautify the San Diego River Garden in East
Mission Valley. Nearly 300 employees armed with rakes, shovels, and
wheelbarrows worked with representatives from the San Diego River Park
Foundation to remove weeds and debris, repair fences, mulch and water plant
beds, and create nature trails.
"Bridgepoint Education and Ashford University demonstrated a real commitment
to the community by joining us to enhance the River Garden in Mission Valley,"
said Rob Hutsel, executive director at the San Diego River Park Foundation.
"We were especially thrilled that so many kids participated in the event.It
was a wonderful day."
In Clinton, Iowa, home of the Ashford University campus, Ashford staff,
faculty, and students cleaned up a three-mile stretch of Millcreek Parkway.
More than 60 representatives from the University picked up trash, including a
chainsaw, a propane gas tank, dirty diapers, and even a discarded love letter.
The state of Colorado hosted two different Heroes Day events. Staff from the
University of the Rockies campus in Colorado Springs worked with the Community
Partnership for Child Development to clean, paint, mulch, and cut back
shrubbery. Meanwhile, more than 60 representatives from Ashford University and
University of the Rockies volunteered at the Mi Casa Resource Center in
Denver. The volunteers painted the facility that houses Colorado's oldest and
largest Latino-serving nonprofit organization.
Heroes Day is a biannual event held by Bridgepoint Education to give employees
a chance to volunteer and contribute to their communities. Besides the
organized events held in California, Iowa, and Colorado, employees and
students in other parts of the country were encouraged to find volunteer
opportunities close to home that they could participate in on April 20, as
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By
harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as
Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has
re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that
advance learning. Its academic institutions – Ashford University and
University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience.
Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs
while University of the Rockies offers master's and doctoral degree programs.
Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses
located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado
(University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education,
visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice
president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
About Ashford University
Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the
heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of
online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where
high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive
and stimulating learning experience. The University offers practical and
progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as
well as bachelor's degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford
University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please
visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public
Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.
About University of the Rockies
University of the Rockies is an advanced graduate institution for tomorrow's
thought leaders. The University provides an intimate and dynamic learning
environment, offering highly specialized master's and doctoral degree programs
in the social and behavioral sciences, access to industry experts, campus
clinical programs for practical experience, and research and publishing
opportunities. University of the Rockies is accredited by The Higher Learning
Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).
Small by design, University of the Rockies classes are presented in a
progressive online format, at its Colorado Springs, Colorado, campus and at
its Denver instructional site. For more information, please visit
www.rockies.edu or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public
Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.
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SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
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