Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
Ernst & Young LLP recently announced that Glenn Jones, Founder, Jones International, Ltd., received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Media & Communications category in Mountain Desert Region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Jones was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala on June 28, 2012 at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Glenn R. Jones has spent four decades extending the reach of technology, first by bringing cable television to American homes, then by fusing education with the Internet to deliver education to lifelong learners worldwide. Along the way, Jones pioneered Internet technologies, authored several books, and created more than 20 technology companies in the Internet, e-commerce, software, education, entertainment, radio and cable television industries.
Jones founded Jones International University® (JIU®) in 1993 to enable students to learn from anywhere in the world, at any time. In March 1999, JIU became the first completely online university to receive regional accreditation, the highest accreditation a university in the U.S. can be granted. In 2004, Jones was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the United States Distance Learning Association for his leadership in the advancement of online education. He has also been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, the Cable Television Hall of Fame and has received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and numerous accolades for his advancements in the delivery of education.
“I am honored to be recognized for this prestigious award,” stated Mr. Jones. “Thank you to the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program for your recognition of my life’s work.”
Now in its 26th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.
As a Mountain Desert award winner, Mr. Jones is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Mountain Desert region, local sponsors include Faegre Baker Daniels, CliftonLarsonAllen, ADP, Scherzer International, The Denver Business Journal and JohnstonWells Public Relations.
About Jones International, Ltd.
As the pioneer in online education, Jones International University, offers an unparalleled online educational experience that provides essential tools and strategies for career starters, career changers, and career advancers around the globe. JIU offers an array of online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees and professional certificate programs in the fields of business administration, education, and business communication and employs some of the greatest minds from many of the world’s leading universities.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
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