Ashford CHAMPion Award

Ashford CHAMPion Award

Student Community Standards and Student Development and Engagement would like to recognize Ashford University students who uphold the values of integrity, fairness, respect, responsibility, and community. The Ashford CHAMPion Award will be presented to the student or students who best exhibit Ashford University’s high community standards. For the third quarter of 2014, the award goes to Beth Jargo.

Beth does not feel she has done anything special, however her actions have shown her to be just that. For years, Beth has helped her local community. As a board member on the Faith Lutheran Church Women’s Group, Beth has contributed to her community’s well-being in a positive, meaningful way. Some of the group’s activities include making and donating quilts to organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House and various nursing homes, to help people stay warm during Iowa’s cold winters. Beth also coordinates efforts to donate supplies to local schools and conducts fundraisers throughout the year to donate money to food pantries, pregnancy crises centers, and other organizations in need.

Beth participates in the local Ashford Heroes program and, along with other Ashford University community members, has donated her time to the Relay for Life cause, helping homeless veterans in the area, and volunteering with the St. Baldrick’s foundation, which helps children fighting cancer.

For the past five years, Beth has served military students at Ashford University by helping students with their Military Tuition Assistance questions, concerns, and processing.

Beth chose Ashford because of the convenience of attending the school online and the benefits offered to her as an Ashford employee. However, the road to success was not easy. Beth made many sacrifices with her family and volunteer activities in order to graduate with her Bachelor’s degree from Ashford University in 2012 and, in 2014, complete her MBA from the Forbes™ School of Business at Ashford University.

Beth is busy with family, too. She has been married for 13 years, has a step-son who is 21, and one granddaughter who is 3 years old.

Beth is the type of student that exemplifies what the Office of Student Community Standards seeks in all its students, because she upholds the values of integrity, fairness, respect, responsibility, and community.

Ashford CHAMPion Award Application

Do you know an Ashford student who acts in an uplifting manner toward the community? Are you aware of a student who is encouraging to those around them? Do you know a student who has acted courageously in light of difficult circumstances? Do you know a student who consistently demonstrates responsible and ethical behavior at all times? Have you worked with a current student who has impressed you with their resilience and dedication? If you know a student like this, nominate them for the Ashford CHAMPion Award!

Student Community Standards and Student Development and Engagement want to reward Ashford University students who uphold the values of integrity, fairness, respect, responsibility, and community. The Ashford CHAMPion Award will be presented quarterly to the student or students who best exhibit Ashford University’s high community standards.

The award is open to all current and former Ashford University students.

Anyone (family, friends, staff, faculty, students, alumni) can nominate a student for the award.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the nomination form below and return to scs@ashford.edu

For any additional information or questions, please contact Student Community Standards at scs@ashford.edu or at 1-800-798-0584.

Nomination Form