Bridgepoint Education Names Dr. Wayne Clugston as Its Person of the Year for 2007; Bridgepoint Has Created a Scholarship in His Name

Bridgepoint Education has named Dr. Wayne Clugston, its Person of the Year for 2007, for his contribution to the company and the field of higher education.

In honor of his achievements, Bridgepoint has set up an annual scholarship in his name for students of Bridgepoint Education subsidiary Ashford University; aimed at students who excel in English and Communications and demonstrate a financial need.

“Wayne began his career teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Ontario, Canada in 1956. From those humble beginnings, he became a pioneer in the development and promotion of innovative adult degree completion programs for small, private liberal arts colleges, which dramatically expanded access to high-quality college education for adults in over 60 college communities. More recently, he was a founder of our fine company and continues to impart his leadership and wisdom, to great benefit,” said Bridgepoint CEO Andrew Clark.

In the awards speech, Dr. Clugston described Bridgepoint as having much to look back on with pride, and even more to look forward to with hope; the converse of a quote by his favorite poet, Robert Frost.

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