Thanks to employees of Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) and Ashford University, Military teachers and students received a pleasant surprise when they arrived at school today. Nearly 150 employees and their families spent all day Saturday revitalizing the Mary Fay Pendleton School located on Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton.
“This was a great opportunity for employees to demonstrate impressive teamwork, donate time and resources to a worthy cause, and make a difference in the community,” said Andrew Clark, Bridgepoint Education’s chief executive officer. “This volunteer effort was particularly special because with it, we touched on all three of the focus areas in our giving mission: education, military and youth.”
Working with the United We Paint Coalition, Bridgepoint Education and Ashford University provided all of the paint, ladders, supplies and volunteers to complete the job. The school is located on Camp Pendleton and serves approximately 900 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, the majority of who are military dependents and children of civilian parents who work on base. The exteriors of five buildings were painted, totaling more than 600 manpower hours. According to United We Paint, professional painters estimated the job would have cost about $61,375 if it had been contracted out.
"We are honored and humbled to receive this wonderful gift. Our community is very thankful to Bridgepoint Education, Ashford University and United We Paint for selecting Mary Fay Pendleton,” said Joe Dominguez, principal at Mary Fay Pendleton School. “Your contribution has made our school a more inviting place for our staff, parents, and most importantly, our students. We appreciate your gift and your partnership as we at Mary Fay teach and inspire our next generation of heroes and leaders."
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its accredited institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.