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University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship Recipients Announced

By University of Phoenix

  • Feb 02, 2016
  • 3 min read

Scholarship program provides 20 full-tuition scholarships to active-duty service members, eligible family members and veterans

PHOENIX, Feb. 2, 2016 – University of Phoenix and AMVETS, a strong advocate for veterans’ education, awarded 20 full-tuition scholarships to active-duty service members, eligible family members and veterans to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree from University of Phoenix. AMVETS has teamed up with University of Phoenix since 2007, offering more than 350 scholarships to demonstrate the appreciation of the sacrifice active-duty service members, veterans and their families make for the country and to help them transition from the military to the civilian sector.

University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship recipients are:

  • Ronald Bolton of Yokosuka, Japan
  • Brandy Brown of Glen Burnie, Md.
  • James Orsine of Silver Lake, Ohio
  • Rikki Klassy of Bourbonnais, Ill.
  • Dexter Peggins of Martinez, Ga.
  • John Truppa of Berkeley Heights, N.J.
  • Sara McGinnis of New Orleans, La.
  • David Bukovich of Stafford, Va.
  • Dawn Muraca of Spring Valley, Calif.
  • Anne Merry of Midlothian, Va.
  • Shalanieca Bulluck of Goose Creek, S.C.
  • Douglas Hendrix of Atoka, Tenn.
  • Evelyn Adams of Waldorf, Md.
  • Clarke Paris of Henderson, Nev.
  • Derek Martinez of Norfolk, Va.
  • Elizabeth Laird of Temecula, Calif.
  • Lacey Bretado of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
  • Anthony Leonard of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
  • Tony Jones of Yeagertown, Pa.
  • Josie Akins of Livonia, Mich.


“Our long standing education partnership with University of Phoenix is changing the lives of the recipients,” said AMVETS National Commander Jim Pidgeon. “These scholarships are an important part of our mission to help all veterans by providing the support, the means and the opportunities that enable our Service members to pursue and accomplish their education goals and transition into the civilian workforce. That’s powerful, and one of the most impactful ways to show gratitude to our military community.”

“As an ongoing effort to support our military service members, veterans and their families, the partnership with AMVETS and University of Phoenix serves to help them meet their educational, professional and personal goals,” said University of Phoenix Military Relations Vice President and Retired Lieutenant Colonel Adam Such. “The 2015 University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarships provides the 20 recipients access to education opportunities to help increase their professional skill sets and change the lives of their families and future generations.”

The U.S. Army alone will see a drawdown of an additional 40,000 service members over the next two years1, adding to the regular transition of 240,000 service members annually. Because of this, there is an urgent need to provide education and career services for transitioning active-duty service members and veterans. University of Phoenix and AMVETS understand the critical need for America’s military to educationally distinguish themselves among job seekers in today’s competitive employment landscape.

For more information about University of Phoenix, please visit www.phoenix.edu.

A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America’s armed forces, AMVETS provides support for veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements, as well as community service and legislative reform that enhances the quality of life for this nation’s citizens and veterans alike. AMVETS is one of the largest congressionally chartered veterans’ service organizations in the United States, and includes members from each branch of the military, including the National Guard and Reserve. To learn more, visit www.amvets.org.

About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.