President Vicente Fox to Address Jones International University Class of 2002

April 17, 2002

DENVER (April-16-2002) – Jones International University® (JIU™), the

first fully online, accredited university, announced today that Mexican President

Vicente Fox will be the keynote speaker at its May 13 commencement ceremonies.

In keeping with its students’ day-to-day learning environment, JIU will conduct

the event online at, where Fox’s remarks will be

Webcast. The cyber graduation will be accessible to all visitors to the Web


"We are deeply honored to have President Fox address our graduating class

this year," said Dr. Pamela S. Pease, president of JIU. "As an international

university, it is particularly valuable for our students to hear the views of

such a well-respected world leader."

JIU has a diverse and rich student population from more than 100 countries,

with curriculum designed specifically for an online learning environment by

experts from institutions such as Georgetown University, Stanford University,

University of Oxford, Carnegie Mellon University, and London School of Economics.

It is considered a pioneer in the world of online education.

"President Fox has mandated universal access to education as one of Mexico’s

highest priorities," Pease continued, "and is actively working to

make e-learning more widely available in his country. No audience could better

appreciate his advocacy of online education than the students graduating from

Jones International University. They know the difference it has made in their


Fox and his administration have launched a national initiative known as "e-Mexico,"

designed to make Internet connectivity available to more of Mexico’s homes,

schools and businesses, eventually reaching some 10,000 of Mexico’s cities and

98% of its populace. Incorporated into the project is a five-year plan to bring

SchoolNet, Mexico’s online education service, to all 130,000 of the country’s


The members of JIU’s sixth graduating class will be receiving Bachelor of Arts

in Business Communication, Master of Arts in Business Communication, and Master

of Business Administration degrees. Commencement exercises will begin with a

Webcast of the degree conferment ceremony, followed by an online chat session

that will enable faculty, students and guests to celebrate with JIU’s Class

of 2002. The ceremony can be viewed on May 13 at 11:00 A.M. EST by logging onto

About Jones Knowledge, Inc.

Founded in 1993 and launched in 1995, JIU is the first fully online, regionally

accredited university. JIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of

the North Central Association, a United States regional accrediting agency.

JIU is part of Jones Knowledge, Inc., a leader in the development and deployment

of online learning solutions to educational institutions, individuals, and corporations.

Other Jones Knowledge companies include Jones e-education, Inc., a highly flexible

platform on which to build a customized, fully integrated online learning solution,

Jones e-global library, Inc., a comprehensive suite of online library research

tools, and Knowledge Store, Inc., a catalogue of fully developed academic and

business courses. Jones Knowledge is a Jones International, Ltd. subsidiary.

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