SPRINGFIELD, MO, May 26, 2009 — University of Phoenix paid tribute to U.S. Military Veterans with a display of freedom flags and a Memorial Day virtual tribute wall.

Faculty, staff, and students purchased freedom flags for a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds will be given to the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. The American flags were displayed as a tribute to the nation's military heroes on Friday, May 22, 2009, at the University of Phoenix Springfield campus, 1343 E. Kingsley.

The campus community also honored former and current members of the armed services by signing a Memorial Day virtual tribute wall at www.apollo.edu/MemorialDay. It is open to the public so that all may show their support for the military.

"Whether it's through a patriotic display of U.S. flags on our campus lawn or heartfelt messages on a virtual tribute wall, we want to focus on the meaning of Memorial Day and honor veterans," Yalonda Pinnell, University of Phoenix, Springfield, MO, Campus Learning Director, said. "We have many students and alumni who are U.S. veterans, and we strive to honor their service and show appreciation each and every day, but especially at this holiday."


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 February 28, 2009, 397,700 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