MO ESGR AwardKansas City, Mo.— August 30, 2013 — Grantham University, an accredited online university serving working adults around the world, was recently honored by the Missouri Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (MOESGR) for its support of the military both inside and outside of the classroom. Grantham representatives received the award at a dinner held Friday, August 23, at the Crowne Plaza in St. Louis, Mo.

Earlier this year, Grantham University,, was named a finalist for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award – the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their support of employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. Based on this nomination, the University was selected to receive the Missouri Outstanding Military Support Award.

“Grantham University was founded 62 years ago by a veteran in order to provide educational options to our country’s service members and veterans,” says Grantham University President Joseph McGrath. “We are humbled to receive this recognition for our support of our military employees and students. Serving those who serve is at the heart of all we do.”

At Grantham, military students and veterans receive one-on-one support from advisors as well as guidance from the school’s Veterans Services department. Faculty are trained in military culture, adult learning strategies, and online best practices in order to provide students with a supportive learning environment.

For employees in the Guard and Reserve, Grantham offers pay differential during periods of deployment and training, and offers the flexibility of staff coverage while the service member is away.

For more information about Grantham University and its 100% online degree programs, visit: or call 1-800-955-2527.

About ESGR:

ESGR, a Department of Defense organization, is supported by a network of more than 4,900 volunteers in 54 State Committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The MOESGR develops and promotes employer support for Guard and Reserve in the state of Missouri by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.

About Grantham University:

Grantham University is one of the oldest, private, post-secondary, degree-granting distance learning universities in the United States. Grantham was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a veteran of World War II, to help prepare veterans for new jobs and a better future upon their return to civilian life. Today, the University supports thousands of online students in 38 different associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has compiled a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education.