CINCINNATI, OHIO , December 12, 2008 — This holiday season, University of Phoenix employees are foregoing their annual party for a chance to give back to the community and participate in a companywide volunteer effort that helps various organizations in the Cincinnati and Dayton area.

Sixty University of Phoenix faculty and staff members will be volunteering their time at a local organization of their choice. The volunteer opportunities include distributing food boxes to elderly persons at the Shared Harvest Foodbank, creating a flyer for an upcoming event at The Family Services Center, walking and playing with animals at the Animal Friends Humane Society and writing holiday cards to deployed Air Force members with the Wright Patterson Family Readiness Center.

"For the University of Phoenix Greater Cincinnati & Dayton campus, this volunteer effort is aimed at making a difference in the communities where our students, faculty, staff and neighbors live," said Chris Montagnino, Campus Director of the University of Phoenix Cincinnati & Dayton campus. "I'm proud of the work we do at University of Phoenix and our employees for deciding that giving back to the community is the most important thing this season."�

The volunteer day is taking place Friday, December 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. University of Phoenix volunteers will all go to different organizations to donate their time.

For additional information about the University of Phoenix Cincinnati & Dayton Campus, call (513) 772-9600 or visit


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. As of August 31, 2008, 362,100 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world.


Wendy Paul