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Rasmussen, Inc. Employees In Aurora Volunteer As Part Of Annual Community Service Day

Rasmussen Employees Assisted St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and Boys and Girls Club of Elgin as Part of System-Wide Community Service Day

July 24, 2010

Erin Werthman
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AURORA, Ill. (July 24, 2010) – On Friday, July 23, Rasmussen, Inc. employees devoted more than 6,500 cumulative hours of work volunteering throughout the community as part of the annual Rasmussen Community Service Day, which benefits the communities where its 21 Rasmussen College campuses are located, as well as three central office communities. Employees from the local Aurora campus volunteered for St. Mark’s Lutheran church and Boys and Girls Club of Elgin.

“Rasmussen has a deep partnership with its campus communities, and we enjoy the opportunity to give back to residents who have so warmly welcomed us,” Rasmussen College Aurora Campus Director Susan Cheney said. “Our contribution to local residents extends beyond this annual event; we continuously work to participate in programs that benefit a variety of organizations and initiatives.”

The mission of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is to provide a wide range of ministry programs to the Aurora and Batavia communities. Rasmussen employees washed windows and painted walls, assisting with the general upkeep of the facility. Employees volunteering for the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin worked with children, coordinated activities, and cleaned and organized the facility, furthering the club’s mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

Rasmussen has an extensive history contributing to the growth and well being of the communities it serves. Both employees and students have been recognized nationally for their partnerships with local businesses and volunteerism in local communities. In 2009, Rasmussen employees participated in 3,600 cumulative hours of community service across five states as part of the annual company-wide volunteer event.

“We believe that conscientious citizenship is a crucial ingredient to success, and we work continuously to improve our communities,” Rasmussen CEO Michael Locke said. “Our goal is to provide benefits that contribute to the success our community, just as we provide valuable higher education options for our students so they may pursue their career goals.”

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Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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