Grantham University Graduate and Navy Veteran Robert Melton Receives DEAC’s 2015 Outstanding Graduate Award

Melton completed three online degrees at Grantham University.

(L to R) Robert Melton, Grantham University graduate, receives the 2015 Outstanding DEAC Graduate award from Dr. Jeff Cropsey, VP for Strategic Initiatives and External Relations – Grantham University.

Lenexa, Kan. – April 21, 2015 – For the 32nd consecutive year the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) has recognized the significant accomplishments of graduates who received their degrees through distance education. Robert Melton, Grantham University’s 2015 Outstanding DEAC Graduate, was among those honored in Chicago, at the Drake Hotel, on April 21, 2015.

Melton is from Virginia Beach, Va., and has always had a strong sense of patriotism, growing up with two parents who served in the military. After graduating from high school in 2000, he chose to enlist in the Navy, five months before the terrorist attacks on 9/11. He spent the next eight years helping ensure America’s safety from foreign threats.

He earned three degrees from Grantham University:  an Associate of Science in Computer Science in 2012; Bachelor of Business Administration in Project Management in 2013; and a Master of Business Administration in Project Management in 2014.

 “It’s an honor to be recognized by DEAC. I choose to pursue my degree through distance education at Grantham University because of the flexibility and convenience that fit into my busy life. Grantham’s philosophy of Serving Those Who Serve® – was another important factor having served in the Navy.”

Selection criteria for the award includes a GPA of 3.5 or higher, evidence that the graduate has made significant contributions to society and his/her chosen profession, as well as an essay  submission demonstrating the graduate’s application of knowledge and skills acquired in the online classroom to his/her career and community.

 After graduation, Melton joined the Freemasons to give back to his community and get involved in politics, so he can achieve his ultimate goal of running for office.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University offers more than 40 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. With a mission to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society, Grantham’s courses are 100 percent online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty or from almost anywhere in the world. Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning more than six decades of service.

 About The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1926 that operates as a national accreditor of distance education institutions. Accreditation by DEAC covers all distance education activities within an institution and it provides a single source of nationally recognized accreditation from the secondary school level through professional doctoral degree-granting institutions.