Ernst & Young announces
Glenn Jones, Founder, Jones International, Ltd.
is an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award winner in The Mountain
Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in the Media &
(June 29, 2011)— Ernst & Young LLP today 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
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.
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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