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Posted on: January 31, 2013

In 1983, Jones International University founder Glenn Jones was in Washington, D.C. paying his respects at the Vietnam Memorial site.   As a former Navy EOD officer, Glenn has great respect for and identification with men and women in uniform.  As he stood looking at the black gabbro walls with the etchings of all of the names of those who bravely gave their lives, he had the inspiration to do something to help all service members.  At the time,...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Have you hugged a military service man or woman today?  Military Appreciation Month lasts for all of May, so don’t forget to continue to show your support for our brave men and women in the US Military!

Here are a few more ways that you can support our troops!

  • Wear NMAM Gear - Sale Proceeds also support the Armed Forces Children's Education Fund, Inc!
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Posted on: January 31, 2013

The month of May is a very special time at JIU as it marks the nationwide annual celebration of Military Appreciation Month.  JIU’s founder, Glenn Jones, served in the navy as an officer in the Pacific Amphibious Assault Unit and as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Officer and the University is proud to continue to support our nation’s military through several special programs. 

JIU offers scholarships and assistance for active duty, reserves, guard, veterans, retired, spouses and...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

This week we profile MABC program graduate Melissa Kelly.  A chemist, small business owner, and JIU grad, Melissa has a fascinating and inspirational story! 

Melissa Kelly was a chemist first.  Today she and her partner are the owners of a successful small business – Grateful Pet – which sells and delivers natural pet foods to pet owners in the Indianapolis community.  How did Melissa go from chemist to pet food distributer?  Her educational journey began with a bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

This week we highlight another one of our impressive students.  It is stories like this one, from Rafael Vidal Portela, that inspire us to do what we do.  Our students are the driving force behind JIU.  We may not be able to move mountains or solve world hunger, but we love that we are able to change the lives of our students and we thank them for their daily inspiration.

Rafael G. Vidal Portela, MBA,...