New SALUTE Honors Class Inducted at Ashford University

Military-only honor society recognizes classroom success of service members

The SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society has admitted a large class of Ashford University’s military students for their Winter 2012 induction cycle. Upon passing the review process, more than 1,000 of Ashford’s military students, both currently serving and retired, were selected for membership in this military-only honor society. 

“Assisting our successful student soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen and coasties in earning their SALUTE membership is an exercise in gratitude,” stated Joe Allen, director of Student Affairs at Ashford University. “Ashford University applauds their sacrifice by supporting their return-adjustment, their education, and all the accolades they see fit to earn.” 

Ashford University, an academic institution owned by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), supports its military students in their effort to join SALUTE, helping eligible current and former members of the military through the admissions process. Charter members of Ashford’s SALUTE chapter review each student application. Admission to this honor society is by invitation only and is restricted to military students who are currently serving or were honorably discharged and maintain good grades while adhering to high ethical standards. 

Thousands of Ashford students travelled to the University’s Clinton, Iowa campus – where they were joined by members of SALUTE – for graduation ceremonies April 28 and 29. Readily identified by SALUTE’s interwoven red, white and blue honors cords, SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society inductees graduated alongside fellow students at Ashford University’s South Campus Athletic Complex.   

For more information about the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society and its rules, history and membership, please visit

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.