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American Public Education Inc. President and CEO Wallace Boston Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award Winner in Greater Washington

McLean, VA, June 24, 2010 – ABS Capital portfolio company American Public Education, Inc. today announced that Wallace E. Boston, Jr, Ed.D received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Health & Education Services category in Greater Washington.  According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Boston was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner on Thursday June 24, 2010.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 24th anniversary this year.  The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

As a Greater Washington award winner, Boston is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 national program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010.  The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.