Grantham UniversityMay 15, 2003 - Grantham University president, Roy Winter, was recognized for his excellence in the field of distance education. He was honored to receive the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Distance Education and Training Council. This year's ceremony was held during the 77th Annual DETC Conference at the Wailea Marriott in Maui, Hawaii.

"I sincerely believe that the future of accessible and affordable college education lies in distance learning," Winter said. "All of us at Grantham are deeply committed to leveling the playing field by making quality college degrees available to adult learners who are unable to attend traditional classroom-based schools."

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals who have performed outstanding service that has enhanced the image of distance education or significantly furthered the work of the DETC. Since its inception in 1960, 68 individuals have received the award. In addition to his work as president of one of the country's fastest growing private universities, Winter is a past chairman and current member of the DETC Standards Committee. He is an Accrediting Commission evaluator and serves as a business examiner for schools seeking institutional accreditation. He is a frequent speaker at distance education conferences and workshops.

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