Florida Resident Recognized As Outstanding Famous Alumni From Ashworth College

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Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu) and the Distance Education Training Council (DETC) select Spring Hill, Florida resident as Outstanding Famous Graduate.

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Celebrating 25 years of changing lives.

Since graduating, I’ve continued my quest to bring a culinary-focused sense to healthful eating using my Grassroots Gourmet ™ approach. My Ashworth College experience has been a pillar in building that foundation.

Ashworth College, a leading online school, (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/) announced today that Spring Hill, Florida resident Michael S. Fenster has been recognized as the famous alumnus outstanding graduate from Ashworth College by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).

The DETC acknowledges graduates each year who successfully completed a distance education program.

The DETC annually recognizes graduates who have excelled as distance education students. This year, nine famous alumni were recognized for being accomplished distance education students at the DETC 87th Annual Conference held April 14-16, 2013 in San Francisco, CA.

“Since graduating, I’ve continued my quest to bring a culinary-focused sense to healthful eating using my Grassroots Gourmet ™ approach. My Ashworth College experience has been a pillar in building that foundation,” Fenster said.

Already a practicing cardiologist, Fenster decided to meld his passion for food with his medical knowledge to create a dream career. By taking the Gourmet Cooking and Catering Course at Ashworth College, Fenster was able to start working traveling the country speaking to a variety of groups including patients, physicians, culinary professionals and teachers.

This work has opened the doors for Fenster to appear on national radio programs, such as Marhta Stewart’s Living Today. He has also published the book Eating Well, Living Better.

Fenster felt Ashworth College was challenging, practical, comprehensive and administered by qualified professionals.

“Michael Fenster is an example of how distance education can help better your career and make goals become reality,” said Rob Klapper, Ashworth College President and CEO. “We’re proud of his accomplishments as an Ashworth College graduate."

Delivering on a Promise

When a concept challenges the norm, it can be greeted with skepticism. In the case of distance education, accountability and outcomes is a frequent topic of discussion among those interested in furthering their education.

Most often coming into question is whether or not higher education delivers on its promises, can more education be worth the extra effort and added expense, and how is online education the “best of all worlds.”

“The Outstanding DETC Graduate of the Year program is living testimony of why the answer is a resounding “yes” to those who ask these questions,” said Michael P. Lambert, DETC Executive Director.

In addition to online schools like as Ashworth offering accredited online diploma, certificate or degree programs for up to 50% less than traditional brick and mortar institutions, DETC proudly points out the achievements of the Graduate of the Year nominees who represents the thousands of Ashworth Graduates already having changed their lives for the better by persisting and getting advanced education.

“To those who question the value of going to college online or continuing one’s education beyond secondary school, we maintain that there are few better investments one can make than investing in a quality education,” Lambert added.

About DETC

The DETC is a voluntary, non-governmental, educational organization that operates a nationally recognized accrediting association, the DETC Accrediting Commission. Since its inception, DETC has worked to promote sound educational standards and ethical business practices within the distance education. The U.S. Department of Education supports DETC as the "nationally recognized accrediting agency" under terms of Public Law.

About Ashworth College and James Madison High School

Ashworth College, a leading online school, has built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years, offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth also offers military education online as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.

Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. James Madison High School is further accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/.

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