SOURCE: AskOnline

March 10, 2008 11:17 ET

AskOnline Reaches Out to Support Union University Students Affected by Tornado

AskOnline to Donate Online Tutoring Platform to Union University Enabling Uninterrupted Academic Support as School Starts to Recover From Recent Tornado

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - AskOnline (, a leading provider of online tutoring systems to colleges, universities, and private companies, today announced it is providing a donation of their online tutoring platform to Union University. Located in Jackson, Tennessee, Union University, one of the South's top tier universities as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, was hit especially hard by the recent tornados that devastated sections of the South East.

AskOnline is providing Union University with a complimentary one-year license for its online tutoring platform. With the license, AskOnline will provide all of Union University's students and tutors access to their own online tutoring site. This will allow the University, who suffered massive damage to their campus and with many of their students displaced from their dorms, uninterrupted academic support as the school continues its recovery efforts.

"We are grateful for AskOnline's generous contribution, which will help our school as we start the long rebuilding process. Union University has a long tradition of academic excellence and now more than ever it's important to provide our students with the academic support they need for their continued success," said Jacqueline S. Taylor, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Career Services. "Our students have been through a very traumatic experience and with AskOnline we will be able to provide them with some semblance of normality and familiarity which is so important at this time."

Because AskOnline connects a school's tutors with their own students, Union's students will be able to still receive academic support from the tutors that they have already been working with and with whom they are very familiar. Since AskOnline is a web-based solution and available 24 x 7, Union's students will be able to reach out for tutoring support from any location with an Internet connection and anytime they are online.

"AskOnline is committed to providing the best online tutoring platform to help promote student success. When learning about the devastation that Union University was facing, we felt it was important to do what we could to help ensure that the academic support for Union's students wasn't interrupted," said Lisa Philpott, CEO of AskOnline.

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