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Ashworth College Recognized By the Office of the Secretary of Defense For Military Support

on Friday, 06 September 2013.

Ashworth College (, a leading accredited online school, announced that Cerise Lake, Ashworth College Human Resource Manager, has been recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (EGSR) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense for contributing to “national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force”.

EGSR was established with the intention of assisting civilian employers to address and alleviate conflict that may arise due to the employee's military obligations.

Many military servicemen and women, as well as their spouses, choose to earn online college degrees due in large part to the flexibility of having their studies available to them no matter where they are stationed. Online study also coincides with their often changing schedules.

Rob Klapper, President of Ashworth College, expressed gratitude for Lake's years of dedication to the mission and values of the school. He also said, "We're proud of our ability to provide affordable, accredited online programs to military personnel, military spouses and the veteran community. Cerise Lake embodies the Ashworth mission -- to ensure that our programs meet the needs of anyone wanting to continue their education, particularly those with military affiliations."

Dedicated to Military Education

Ashworth College is a Yellow Ribbon school, a S.O.C. Institutional member, accepts A.C.E. credits, and is approved for GI/VA education benefits through MyCAA. With a dedicated team of Military Education Advisors, Ashworth offers personal assistance to prospective military students on completing applications, maximizing education benefits and evaluating eligibility of transfer credits. All students receive one-on-one guidance from day one to the day they graduation.

Additionally, Ashworth is consistently listed as a military-friendly institution by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education, and is a corporate sponsor of The Fort Benning Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Its sister school, James Madison High School, was elevated to Tier I status by the U.S. Department of Defense in 2012.

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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