NORCROSS, Ga., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the U.S. economy continuing to drag, online school Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/) wants to show its appreciation for the many sacrifices made by military personnel, veterans and military spouses by giving back to those who might appreciate a little extra spending money this holiday season.
During the month of November, whenever an active duty, veteran or spouse enrolls in an Ashworth diploma or degree program, they will be issued a $25 gift card that can be redeemed at The Exchange. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service operates more than 3,100 facilities on military installations worldwide, in more than 30 countries, five U.S. territories and 50 states.
"Ashworth recognizes that holiday shopping can put a strain on practically any budget," said Rodney Butler, U.S. Army First Sergeant, Retired and Ashworth College Military Education Coordinator. "Not only do we want to help military personnel and their families further their education, we want to help them get a jump start on this year's holiday shopping. It's our way of saying 'thank you' for the sacrifices they make for our country."
Ashworth is also offering $25 Exchange gift cards to any military personnel, veterans and military spouses for each new student referral that enrolls during this promotional period. Those interested in learning more can call 888-203-7741.
For nearly 25 years, Ashworth has made it possible for military personnel, veterans and military spouses to further their careers by earning accredited, affordable career diplomas and college degrees. As an online school, Ashworth programs can be completed anywhere in the world.
A Servicemember Opportunity Colleges Consortium (SOC) member school, Ashworth accepts ACE credits and is approved for a range of other military benefits including Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, GoArmyEd, and MyCAA.
Ashworth has been recognized as a military friendly school by both G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines. The online school also supports a campus chapter of the Student Veteran's Association and is a sponsor of Military Spouse magazine's 2011 Military Spouse of the Year Award.
About The Army & Air Force Exchange Service
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint command and is directed by a Board of Directors which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff. The Exchange has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with articles of merchandise and services and generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) programs.
About Ashworth College
As a leading online school, Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years, offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online certificate programs and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Norcross, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. James Madison High School is further accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). SACS CASI is an accreditation division of AdvancED. For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/.
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