Jones International University Founder Glenn Jones to Be Inducted into Troops to Teachers Hall of Fame

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U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program created to honor members of the education community who have assisted military personnel begin new teaching careers.

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Jones International University® (JIU®) today announced that Founder Glenn R. Jones will be inducted into the Troops to Teachers Hall of Fame on May 9, 2013. Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed. The Troops to Teachers Hall of Fame was created to honor members of the educational community who have made significant contributions to assist veterans as they transition to the teaching profession.

It is the intent of Troops to Teachers to induct one or two professionals from the education community into the Hall of Fame each year. Nominations for the award are accepted from Troops to Teachers State and Regional Directors. Nominees are considered based on the level of support exhibited through their professional activities for military members who enter the teaching profession.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Glenn R. Jones founded Jones International University in 1993, coupling his expertise in communications technology with his desire to “democratize” education by making it as widely available as possible. The first fully online university to receive accreditation, Jones International University has garnered recognition including a ranking as one of the top five of the best online universities in the world, according to the Global Academy Online.

As one of the founding members of the James Madison National Council, a private advisory board to the Library of Congress, Jones now serves on the Steering Committee and is Chair of the Education Committee. Additionally, he is the author of several books including Cyberschools, An Education Renaissance, and Free Market Fusion.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by the Troops to Teachers program,” stated Jones. “I founded JIU in order to provide educational opportunities to students located anywhere in the world and especially to support our troops who are often deployed in foreign countries for extended periods of time.”

Jones will be inducted into the Troops to Teachers Hall of Fame on May 9, 2013 along with General John Barry, the current Superintendent of Aurora Public Schools. A ceremony for the Hall of Fame induction will be held in Denver, Colorado.

About Jones International University®, Ltd. (JIU®)

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.

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