|By Marketwired .||
|May 2, 2014 09:31 AM EDT||
FORT HOOD, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/02/14 -- Following the tragic events that recently occurred at Fort Hood, the inaugural Run for the Fallen Saturday will be an especially poignant event. "Fallen, Never Forgotten" honors the fallen soldiers of the base and their families through 10K, 5K, 3K and 1 mile routes. Grantham University, a 100 percent online university that specializes in "Serving Those Who Serve®" is one of the event's exclusive sponsors.
"We have a large student population at Fort Hood and saw this run as an opportunity to show our students they have our full support -- both in the classroom and in their daily lives," said Grantham's president, Joseph McGrath. "The service members honored by this event have made the ultimate sacrifice, and this is just one small way we can show our gratitude."
Between 2,000 and 5,000 members of the Fort Hood area and its surrounding communities are expected to participate. Race participants will have the opportunity to honor the fallen soldier of their choice by writing the name on their race bib. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m., and the first wave will begin at 8 a.m.
Since its founding by a World War II veteran in 1951, Grantham has remained true to its founder's pledge to serve the academic needs of those who serve our country by providing affordable, professionally relevant, student-focused degree and certificate programs. To learn about Grantham's military and veteran scholarship opportunities, visit: http://www.grantham.edu/tuition/military-programs/military-scholarship-programs/.
About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham's program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
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