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LENEXA, Kan. – January 17, 2017 This month, Grantham University celebrates 66 years of helping military service members, veterans and adult learners across the globe earn a college education through distance learning. Substantiating this deeply rooted experience within the military community are three 2017 accolades recently awarded to the university: Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, ranking sixth on the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2017, and one of Military Advanced Education & Transition Magazine Top Schools.

Grantham’s commitment to “serving those who serve” extends beyond academia to service within the community. In 2016, Grantham University employees donated more than 18,600 items to numerous donation drives, devoted more than 550 volunteer community service hours to 25 organizations, and raised over $20,000 for local charity organizations. Also last year, the university launched new in-demand academic programs, received additional programmatic recognition from accrediting bodies, introduced comprehensive career services programs, and further elevated its engagement with the active military and veteran community.

“We are honored to be recognized for having impactful programs supporting veteran and military students across the country,” said Dr. Cheryl Hayek, Grantham University interim university president and provost. “Comprehensive, dedicated support is engrained in the culture of our university. We take great pride in giving each student the individualized help they need to achieve their goals, in giving back to the communities that surround us, and in continuing the rich history that began over 66 years ago.”

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About Grantham University: Grantham University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a World War II veteran with a vision to make education achievable for military service members and veterans. Over the past 66 years, Grantham’s commitment to serving those who serve with affordable, accessible higher education has evolved into a culture of service that extends to all adult learners, as well as those in need. The university’s ability to help students achieve their dreams through education is enabled by its unique approach and devotion to comprehensive student support and its continuous advancement in line with changing technologies.

Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University currently offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate certificates and degrees, and is distinguished as a respected and accredited distance learning university serving a global student population of more than 17,000 annually.