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April 2, 2003
or Sarah Allen
Leading online university establishes central information resource for web-based education
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – April 2, 2003 –American InterContinental University Online, one of the fastest growing universities in North America, today launched its interactive Press Room designed to serve as a central media resource about the University and advancements in the distance learning industry.
“AIU Online’s Press Room is an important, credible source to fill the current public information void in the fast-moving world of distance learning. Our Press Room will function as a progressive gateway for reporters covering online education, our University, our courses, our alumni, and our students worldwide,” said Nick Fluge, President of Career Education Corporation’s Online Education Group and Chief Operating Officer of AIU Online.
The AIU Online Press Room takes visitors behind-the-scenes to learn more about the University’s degree programs, tour a virtual classroom, view a sample course, obtain career information and check out breaking distance learning news. AIU Online’s Press Room will also provide a news archive, a question and answer section, important investor relations updates and bios of key faculty and senior administration.
“Our Press Room clearly illustrates the AIU Online all-encompassing University environment and how our industry-leading Virtual Campus provides students with a rich, interactive, hands-on learning experience,” said Fluge.
The Press Room is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to serving as a central media resource, the Press Room will be a useful tool for potential students exploring online learning as a higher education option.
As part of establishing the Press Room, Fluge named Michelle Harris to the newly created post of Public Information Officer to handle media inquires and requests for AIU Online. Media can contact Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American InterContinental University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Career Education Corporation (Nasdaq: CECO), one of the largest providers of for-profit, postsecondary education. CEC operates 51 campuses in the U.S., Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates and had approximately 55,000 students as of January 31, 2003. AIU Online is the web-based virtual campus of American InterContinental University, an international university with residential campuses located in Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; London, England; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. American InterContinental University has been educating students for over 30 years and is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.