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2011 University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship Recipients Announced

Fifty Full-Tuition Scholarships Awarded to Service Members, Veterans and their Families in honor of Veterans Day

PHOENIX, Nov. 8, 2011 – In honor of Veterans Day, University of Phoenix and AMVETS announced the 2011 University of Phoenix AMVETS scholarship recipients. University of Phoenix and AMVETS recognize and appreciate the personal sacrifices made by service members, veterans and their families, and awarded $350,000 through 50 $7,000 scholarships nationwide to active duty service members, veterans and eligible family members to pursue a degree through University of Phoenix.

The 2011 University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship recipients include:

  • Joseph Goodrum – Pond Creek, Okla.
  • Adam Collins – Biloxi, Miss.
  • Nicole Buscemi – Sierra Vista, Ariz.
  • Thomas Greene – Bend, Ore.
  • Joseph DiFabio – Huntersville, N.C.
  • Nathaniel Van Loan – Roseville, Calif.
  • Barry Gallegos – Boise, Idaho
  • Kasey Jorgenson – Round Rock, Texas
  • Daniele Diltz – Port Royal, S.C.
  • Danielle Williams – Beaufort, S.C.
  • Sarah Gardner – Wise, Va.
  • Ashten Sandberg – Fallbrook, Calif.
  • Christa Holmen – Rochester, Minn.
  • Johnathon Cuske – Chowchilla, Calif.
  • Gerardo Carlos-Romero – Glendale, Ariz.
  • Jeff Hall – Bois D Arc, Mo.
  • John Green – Hutto, Texas
  • Christine Plunkett – Marana, Ariz.
  • Kalif Gordon – Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Christina Kilgore – APO AE
  • Herly Ann DeRego – Mililani, Hawaii
  • Justin Bolden – Saint Marys, Pa.
  • Scott Bartell – Waldport, Ore.
  • Tommy Haire – Chicago, Ill.
  • Jeffrey Snow – Daveres, Mass.
  • Rachel Devarenne – APO AE
  • Carlos Escobar – El Paso, Texas
  • Gustavo Flores – Chandler, Ariz.
  • Julissa Pettway – Chula Vista, Calif.
  • Erin Maltby – Bellingham, Wash.
  • Michael Audley – Orlando, Fla.
  • Michael Ball – Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Tara Lopez – Lakewood, Wash.
  • Gwendolyn Saldana – El Paso, Texas
  • Rishi Singh – Houston, Texas
  • Henry Freeland – Heflin, Ala.
  • Dean Crawn – Garner, N.C.
  • Kiara Robinson – Miramar, Fla.
  • Lorraine Tyler – Cheyenne, Wyo.
  • Monique Pearson – Frostburg, Md.
  • Tammy Ashley – Summerville, S.C.
  • Cynthia Potter – Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.
  • David Phelps – Erie, Ps.
  • Geru-san Martin – Lawton, Okla.
  • Erin Beebe – Erbendorf, Del.
  • Vera Bozzi – APO AE
  • Raymond Libby – Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Bylle Price – Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Miranda Dickens-Harrell – Tarboro, N.C.
  • Daniel Lewis – Louisville, Ky.

“University of Phoenix recognizes the critical need for America’s active duty service members, veterans and their families to increase their individual educational and professional strengths to further contribute to the 21st century workforce both in the military and beyond,” said Garland Williams, University of Phoenix Military Division Associate Regional Vice President. “The University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarships provide educational opportunities to increase professional skills through education and further develop our country’s future leaders.”

AMVETS National Commander Gary L. Fry called the most recent scholarship award a highly-appropriate and timely means of recognizing military service and sacrifice this Veterans Day. “As Operation Iraqi Freedom draws to a close and more military men and women seek to successfully transition to civilian careers, AMVETS embraces this opportunity to partner with University of Phoenix  to provide greater opportunities to show our appreciation and commitment to all who have served,” said Fry. “AMVETS is proud to offer more avenues for service men, women and their families to accomplish their education goals and lead more prosperous lives.”

AMVETS partnered with University of Phoenix in 2007, offering 25 scholarships to eligible veterans and family members. Since then, University of Phoenix doubled its commitment in an effort to help more service members, veterans and eligible family members earn a college degree.  Recipients of the 2011 University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarships can attend class either on-campus or online, allowing military students the flexibility and accessibility to complete their education anywhere in the world.

University of Phoenix is proud of the 50,000 active duty service members, veterans and spouses who have graduated from University of Phoenix and those who are currently earning their advanced degrees while balancing frequent moves, rigorous training schedules and deployments. .

To learn more about local degree offerings and special discounts offered to active duty service members, veterans and their families, please visit http://www.phoenix.edu/colleges_divisions/military.html.

About AMVETS

AMVETS, founded in 1944, is one of the nation’s leading Congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organizations. AMVETS provides a wide range of support to veterans and the community, with members from all branches of the military, including the National Guard and Reserves. To learn more, visit www.amvets.org.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.

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Jennifer Tomasovic
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Jennifer.Tomasovic@apollo.edu