Grantham University Recognized by the Johnson County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

By Brandon Swenson

Lenexa, Kan., July 25, 2021 — UA Grantham, an online degree university, announced today that it has been recognized by the Johnson County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for its service to the community.

For UA Grantham’s involvement with NAACP on programs such as Operation Rudolph, a program that partners in-need children and police officers for holiday shopping, thanksgiving basket donations and National Night Out, an annual back-to-school, community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, it received the following recognitions.

Certificates of Appreciation from:

    • Overland Park Police Department
    • Johnson County NAACP

Plaques from:

    • Overland Park Police Officers Foundation
    • Lenexa Police Department
    • Merriam Police Department
    • Johnson County NAACP
    • Kansas Highway Patrol
    • Target
    • Shawnee Mission Education Foundation
    • Johnson County Sheriff’s Department

“We are honored to have been recognized by such a prominent and respected organization,” said Lindsay Bridgeman, interim president for Grantham University. “These awards affirm our commitment to the community, which we look forward to continuing.”

About UA Grantham: Founded in 1951 by WWII veteran Donald Grantham, Grantham University provides online higher education for all adult learners, including our nation’s military for whom the university was established. Designated in 2019 as a Purple Heart University, Grantham boasts a diverse student body, approximately half being military-affiliated. For anyone balancing education with a demanding lifestyle, Grantham is the solution with its flexible online learning environment, monthly class starts, 40 degree and certificate programs, and one of the lowest tuitions in the country1.

Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, Grantham continues to receive programmatic accreditations as it evolves its education offerings to meet marketplace demands.

About the Johnson County NAACP: The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation with more than 2,200 units and branches across the nation and more than two million activists. Its mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

About the Author

Brandon Swenson
Brandon Swenson, communications manager, is on University of Arkansas Grantham’s editorial board. A veteran and college graduate himself, he understands the benefits and intricacies of government education programs, such as veteran education benefits. Brandon earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City toward the end of his nearly two-decade tour in the United States Marine Corps.
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