www.Grantham.edu participates in Heart of America Stand Down in Kansas City

  • Author: Rebbeca Espinossa-Fulgham
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World War II veteran, Donald Grantham, returned home in 1951 from the South Pacific and founded the institution with the goal of providing education opportunities to his fellow veterans returning home from war. Over six decades later, Grantham University continues to proudly serve the academic needs of those who serve our great nation by providing high-quality, professionally relevant degree programs that are both affordable and accessible worldwide.

Grantham’s sixty three year commitment to America’s men and women in uniform is evidenced by the fact that today the University is ranked as a “Top 10” degree granting institution serving the unique academic needs of learners from the military community including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, Ready Reserve and veterans alike.

Giving back is an integral part of Grantham’s mission and thus our commitment to students and staff alike.  To that end Grantham employees have the opportunity, in addition to regular paid vacation, to take one additional paid day off annually to volunteer for a community organization of their choice. A large number of Grantham University staff use this paid day off to volunteer at the annual Heart of America Stand Down in Kansas City, Missouri.  With an estimated 2,000 homeless veterans in the greater Kansas City area, the Stand Down provides assistance with medical, substance abuse, legal issues, taxes, housing, counseling, and haircuts.

Grantham University has a rich history of service to America's veterans. You can learn more by listening to the Mp3 story file at: 




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Becky works in the health sciences industry and spends most of her professional work day in the research and development laboratory working on applied solutions for health and wellness. Becky is an avant supporter of her alma mater Grantham University. In her free time she writes articles for the Grantham University Fan Club site and volunteers at the local Chicago suburb elementary school where her children attend. Her motto is, “Changing the world, one smile at a time!”