Ashford University Students Set to Volunteer in Nationwide Effort

In recognition of National Volunteer Month, Ashford University, an educational institution owned by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), has designated tomorrow, April 14, 2012, to be “Ashford University Volunteer Day.” 

Ashford students across the country are being asked to volunteer tomorrow in a collaborative effort to show the community how much the University’s students care. Students will be posting pictures and sharing their volunteer stories on the Ashford University Facebook page and via Twitter, using the #AshfordVolunteers hashtag.

In Clinton, Iowa, home of the Ashford University campus, students, faculty and staff will spend the day cleaning up several areas of the community to help prepare for the hundreds of guests expected for the spring commencement ceremony on April 28 and 29.

Social responsibility has always been a major component of the Ashford University experience. The University regularly gives back via time, support and volunteerism to many worthy causes focused on education, youth and the military. Ashford University supports a variety of charitable organizations throughout the community.

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. Ashford University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association ( 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 or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

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 accredited 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 or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.