Ross Medical Education Center Students Pen More Than 2,500 Letters of Appreciation to Active and Retired Soldiers

To honor active and retired soldiers this year, Ross Medical Education Center, with 19 campus locations throughout Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan partnered with A Million Thanks (, a non-profit organization that collects cards, letters, and e-mails from individuals, schools, churches, and businesses and sends them to military members serving in the U.S. and abroad. Students and staff were encouraged to personalize their positive messages with artwork or photos. The college enjoyed 100% participation from all its locations.

"I’m proud to know that more than 2,500 service men and women will receive a personalized ‘thank you’ from a Ross student or staff member this year." said Paul Mitchell, CEO, Ross. "We know how important it is for soldiers to receive a card or letter from home in support of their service to our country."

A Million Thanks was founded in 2004 by now 21 year-old California college student Shauna Fleming, who noticed a decline in patriotism after the events of 9/11, coupled with an increasing suicide rate amongst soldiers. Fleming decided to create an organization with a year-round focus that would remind the troops how much we appreciate their sacrifice for our country. Since its inception, A Million Thanks has surpassed its initial goal of distributing more than 1,000,000 cards and letters. Ross is pleased to be part of the growing effort to reach out to our soldiers.

If you would like to interview a representative from Ross Medical Education Center about its partnership with A Million Thanks or other upcoming community events, please contact Chris Hester at (708) 268-9222 or

About Ross Medical Education Center
Since 1976, Ross Medical Education Center has dedicated itself to providing a quality curriculum that meets the needs of students who desire focused, short-term allied health education. Ross has 19 locations throughout Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. All of its schools are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for the accreditation of private, postsecondary allied health education programs in the United States. Each Ross campus is also licensed by the state in which it is located. More information can be found at or by calling toll-free, (800) 833-7677.

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