SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) hosted a recognition ceremony on April 18 at its San Diego location to honor 24 San Diego employees who received the 2016 President's Volunteer Service Award from former President Barack Obama. The honorees included employees from Bridgepoint Education and its academic institution, Ashford University.
The President's Volunteer Service Award is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and recognition. The award is intended to recognize companies and citizens that demonstrate a commitment to community involvement. To receive the award, employees had to donate more than 100 hours to community service efforts during 2016.
"The success of Bridgepoint Education's community service efforts is greatly due to the support of its employees," said Andrew Clark, president and chief executive officer for Bridgepoint Education. "I take great pride in our Bridgepoint Education, Ashford University, and University of the Rockies employees who commit their time and effort to giving back to the communities they serve."
Recipients of the President's Volunteer Service Award were given a personalized certificate from the Corporation for National and Community Service and Points of Light Foundation, and a letter of appreciation from former President Obama. For more information on the President's Volunteer Service Award program, visit www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636.
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