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 April 14, 2012 to be “Ashford University Volunteer Day.” Ashford students across the country are being asked to volunteer on that day in a collaborative effort to show the community how much the University’s students care. 

There are four steps for students to participate: 

1.      Find a place in the community to volunteer by contacting organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Humane Society of the United States or the YMCA.

2.      Contact the local organization and make arrangements to volunteer on April 14.

3.      Volunteer on April 14 and wear Ashford University gear or colors.

4.      Submit photos and share stories on the Ashford University Facebook page or tweet about the experience using the #AshfordVolunteers hashtag. 

Ashford University faculty members and staff will also participate in “Ashford University Volunteer Day” in San Diego, Calif.; Denver, Colo. and Clinton, Iowa.  

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.