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American Public University System and the Association for Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Partner to Accelerate Educational Opportunities for Latino Learners

Charles Town, W. Va., November 25, 2014—American Public University System (APUS), a fully-online institution offering respected, innovative, and affordable educational programs to adult learners worldwide, has chartered the first fully-online university chapter of the Association for Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA).

ALPFA is the largest Latino association for business professionals and students with chapters nationwide and over 23,000 members. As part of a larger APUS/ALPFA partnership, the new APUS chapter will help expand networking opportunities and support for Latinos and other undergraduate and graduate American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU) students interested in accounting, finance, and related business careers.

“This new partnership is the first for APUS that offers opportunities specifically for Latino students. ALPFA’s involvement will help enrich the educational experience of working adults as well as expose our students to business professions through educational programming and networking offerings,” said Kenneth Snow, chapter faculty advisor and assistant professor in the APUS School of Business.

ALPFA members enjoy access to career networking opportunities with hiring professionals, professional development workshops, and registration discounts for the ALPFA annual conference and other events. The first 50 APUS students can join at no cost and all veterans receive a 50 percent discount on membership fees. AMU or APU graduate student members are also eligible for an ALPFA-APUS scholarship; applications will be available in January 2015.