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University of the Rockies Staff, Faculty, and Students Participate in Heroes Day Volunteer Activities
Heroes Day on April 25 celebrated National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month and University of the Rockies celebrated the occasion with a volunteer event called Heroes Day on Saturday, April 25. Staff, faculty, and students from University of the Rockies teamed up with representatives from the University’s parent company, Bridgepoint Education, and Ashford University to take part in volunteer efforts held simultaneously in Denver, San Diego, and Clinton, Iowa. Hundreds of volunteers showed up to support Heroes Day activities in the three locations.

In Denver, employees at University of the Rockies, Bridgepoint Education, and Ashford University joined students from the two universities in an event to improve Smith Elementary School. Improvement projects completed by the volunteers included organizing the school’s reading room, cleaning the black top, and preparing a garden for planting. The improvements will provide the children who attend the school with a more comfortable learning environment.

In San Diego, Bridgepoint and Ashford employees volunteered at the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank to prepare 1,390 food boxes for hungry senior citizens and 3,946 backpacks filled with food for children who are at risk of hunger. In Clinton, Iowa, Ashford employees and students came together to remove trash from Mill Creek Parkway.

Held bi-annually, past Heroes Day events have focused on service projects such as refurbishing the Mi Casa Resource Center in Denver, revitalizing the Mary Fay Pendleton School on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, and many other activities to improve local communities.


About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is a leading graduate school of the social and behavioral sciences that offers programs for students seeking their PhD, PsyD, or Master of Arts degree. Students may take classes at a state-of-the-art instructional site in downtown Denver, Colo., or work toward degrees online from anywhere in the country. Whether face-to-face or online, University of the Rockies students enjoy the same access to industry professionals, research, and publishing opportunities. For more information, please visit,,, or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.


About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint’s technologies, including Waypoint Outcomes®, enhance the way people learn in the digital age. 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,, or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.


About Ashford University

Where heritage meets innovation – that’s Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor’s, and master’s online degree programs, while the Clinton, Iowa campus offers bachelor’s programs. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit,,, or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.