DENVER - (March 29, 2012) – When the Mizel
Museum chose to honor Glenn R. Jones with the 2012 Community Enrichment Award
and asked for his list of achievements, they didn’t expect a four-page resume
that might make Bill Gates look like an underachiever. Jones’ list of
accomplishments includes dozens of successful business and humanitarian
endeavors, groundbreaking inventions, multiple business holdings, award-winning
documentary and motion picture production, and far-reaching investments, and he’s
been on the receiving end of multiple honors and awards.
Jones is a
businessman, inventor, founder, humanitarian, visionary, honoree,
hall-of-famer, author, educator, poet, volunteer, and even a man of the year.
His short list of successful business endeavors includes founding Jones
Intercable, Jones International University (JIU), Jones Knowledge Group, Jones
e-global Library, and Jones International, Ltd., among others. He is a pioneer
in the world of distance and online education, having spent four decades
extending the reach of technology, first by bringing cable television to
American homes and later by fusing education with the Internet to deliver
global educational opportunities.
JIU, Jones coupled 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 from the Higher Learning
Commission, JIU 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.
Jones was involved
early in the technology revolution. In the 1980s and 1990s, he created new
technology businesses in the fields of compression, digital encryption, and
satellite receivers. He founded Jones Cyber Solutions in the mid-1990s to
provide state-of-the-art customer management software solutions to
telecommunications companies around the world.
serves on the board of the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America,
the Colorado Institute of Technology, the Colorado Governor’s Commission on
Science and Technology, and he is a lifetime trustee of the Denver Center for
the Performing Arts. On the national level, he has served on the boards of
C-SPAN, The Cable Center, the National Alliance of Business, and the American
Society for Training and Development. As one of the founding members of the
James Madison National Council, a private advisory board to the Library of
Congress, Jones serves on the Steering Committee and is Chair of the Education
Jones’ list of
educational achievements is impressive. He holds an undergraduate degree in
economics from Allegheny College and a juris doctor from the University of
Colorado School of Law. He completed the executive program at Stanford Business
School and is the recipient of several honorary doctorate degrees. He also
served in the U.S. Navy.
Jones is the author
of several books including Cyberschools,
An Education Renaissance, Free Market Fusion, Make All America a School and Briefcase
Poetry of Yankee Jones Volumes I, II, and III. He has produced numerous award-winning documentaries, motion
pictures and CD-ROMs, has been inducted into three halls of fame, received the
National Boy Scouts Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, the Golden Plate Award,
the 2002 Humanitarian Award from the Denver Chapter of Volunteers of America,
and the Colorado Law Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the University
of Colorado Law School, among others.
“Glenn Jones’ list
of achievements, honors and good deeds is a mile long,” said Ellen Premack,
executive director of the Mizel Museum. “We’ll try to keep the program at the
annual dinner short, but it’s going to be difficult.”
Community Enrichment Award is given annually to an individual who makes
outstanding community contributions. It will be presented at the 22nd
Annual Gala Dinner on May 23, 6:00 p.m.
at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy
Boulevard, Denver. For
information and reservations contact Ellen Premack at (303) 749-5011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Mizel
Mizel Museum, a three-site institution, is a portal to the contemporary Jewish
experience. Its exhibits, events and educational programs inspire people of all
ages and backgrounds to celebrate diversity. Fine art, film, literature, drama,
music, and technology offer interactive experiences that promote community,
understanding and multiculturalism. The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab
(The CELL), a nonpartisan center whose mission is to empower citizens to help
combat the threat of terrorism is located in the downtown cultural district. The CELL seeks to promote personal and community activism in order to
help shape a better, safer world. Babi Yar Park is an open-air memorial to
those lost in the Ukraine and elsewhere during the Holocaust. The Museum is
located at 400 S. Kearney Street, Denver, where visitors can tour the new
permanent exhibit, 4,000 Year Road Trip:
Gathering Sparks. For more information, visit www.mizelmuseum.org or www.thecell.org, or call 303-394-9993.
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.