Jones International University Founder Glenn Jones is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 finalist in the Mountain Desert Region

DENVER, Colo., (May
11, 2012) —
International University® (JIU®)today announced that Founder
Glenn R. Jones was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of
The Year® 2012 program in the Mountain Desert region which
includes Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. 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. Jones was selected by a panel of independent
judges.  Awards will be presented at a special
gala on Thursday, June 28th at the Seawell
Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.  

in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to
recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries
throughout the world.

Regional award
winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National
Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories,
as well as the Ernst & Young 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.


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

In the
Mountain Desert region sponsors include Faegre Baker Daniels,
CliftonLarsonAllen, ADP, Scherzer International, The Denver Business Journal
and JohnstonWells Public Relations.

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

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

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