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Staff and Faculty at University of the Rockies Help to Feed the Hungry in Denver and Colorado Springs
1,000 pounds of food collected for local food banks

University of the Rockies staff and faculty came together to help stamp out hunger in the Denver and Colorado Springs communities. The University’s “Back to School” food drive, held Aug. 5-30, yielded a total of 1,002 pounds of food to benefit the Food Bank of the Rockies and the Care and Share Food Bank.

“Typically, our organization holds our annual food drive during the holidays. However, this year, we moved it from December to August to help provide children on the free lunch program with food for the weekend,” said Jennifer Love Bruce, associate vice president of community relations at Bridgepoint Education, University of the Rockies’ parent company. “This change proved to be a great success in helping to fight hunger in both Denver and Colorado Springs.”

Employees at Bridgepoint Education and its other academic institution, Ashford University, also participated in the effort. As a result, the organization raised 25 percent more food in 2013 than it raised in 2012.

For more information about the Food Bank of the Rockies or the Care and Share Food Bank, visit or


About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is an advanced graduate institution for tomorrow’s thought leaders. The University provides an intimate and dynamic learning environment, offering highly specialized master’s and doctoral degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences, access to industry experts, campus clinical programs for practical experience, and research and publishing opportunities. University of the Rockies is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association ( Small by design, University of the Rockies classes are presented in a progressive online format and at its Colorado Springs, Colorado campus and its Denver Instructional Site. For more information, please visit or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124, ext. 2513.


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 academic 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 Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.


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. 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 Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.