One rarely has the chance to meet a bona fide visionary. While Bill Gates and Steve Jobs maybe better known, I would put our founder, James P. Etter (Major, USMC, Ret.) in their illustrious company. Almost 20 years ago, he had the vision to start a university to serve thousands of U.S. Military members with relevance, convenience, and affordability at the forefront of his vision. From a thought at a picnic table driven by Jim Etter’s passion and experience, AMU has grown to a multi-faceted university system serving more than 70,000 students – affordably expanding access to quality, higher education for tens of thousands of Americans. The curriculum has advanced from a single Master’s degree in Military Studies to 79 degrees ranging from 19 Associates’ to 34 Bachelor’s to 26 Master’s. I would like your help in telling this story.
Over the next year, I would like to interview a few alumni who are willing to share their stories about either the experience of learning at AMU/APU or the opportunities through which they were able to apply the knowledge that they acquired to their career. If you are an alum and interested in sharing a story or two, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.