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Ashworth College Announces New Web Designer

on Monday, 10 June 2013.

Ashworth College (, one of the leading accredited online colleges in the United States, has announced that Ryoko Hughes has joined the Marketing department as a Web Designer.

Hughes' responsibilities as web designer will be to design websites, landing pages and email campaigns. In addition, she will be responsible for front end development and maintenance of the Ashworth College website.

Originally from Fukushima, Japan, Hughes has been interested in technology her whole life. She began her learning at the High School in Hitachi, known for electronics and continued her studying at the Art & Design college in Fukushima. She met her husband while he was teaching English in Japan and moved to America to be with him.

Hughes brings a wealth of experience to Ashworth College. Previously, she has worked for various advertising agencies in Japan as graphic designer doing print and web design. Once she came to America, she began work as a web designer at AT&T's Yellow Pages.

"I'm very happy to be part of the great team here at Ashworth. I'd like to keep improving my skills with people here and I look forward to what we can all accomplish," said Hughes.

Rob Klapper, Ashworth College President and CEO, commented, "We are proud to have Ryoko joining us at Ashworth College. Her hard work ethic, dedication and creativity are a valuable asset to our team."

About Ashworth College

Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA. Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. For more information, visit

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