Dr. Jeff Cropsey and Joseph McGrathKansas City, Mo. – February 16, 2012 - On February 14, Grantham University sponsored and participated in a special event taking place at the 2012 Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) symposium at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Resort. Called "CCME Cares 2012", the program provided 1000 care packages, each including postcards and letters along with items that the troops told us they would like to have. CCME and the CCME Cares sponsors partnered with Operation Gratitude in this effort.

"The goal of the program is to show our gratitude to the deployed service members of our country," said Joseph McGrath, Grantham University president. The packaging took place on February 14th with Mr. McGrath, and Dr. Jeff Cropsey, Grantham's vice president for strategic initiatives, lending a hand.

Grantham University is proud to support this effort as well as many other initiatives throughout the year for our nation's service members. University staff volunteers at the Veterans Stand Down held in Kansas City, Kansas, each year; raises funds for the Wounded Warrior Project; and supports the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

Grantham's mission is to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society. At the heart of that mission is Grantham's continued commitment to meeting the educational needs of our nation's military service members and veterans. For over 60 years, the University has remained true to its founder's pledge to serve the academic needs of those who serve our country through military scholarships, an interactive online learning environment, and a solid student support structure.

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