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Rasmussen, Inc. Employees Volunteer 6500 Hours In One Day As Part Of Annual Community Service Day

Rasmussen Employees in Rockford, Ill., Assisted Hope Reigns Ranch as Part of System-Wide Community Service Day

July 26, 2010

Erin Werthman
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ROCKFORD, Ill., (July 26, 2010) – On Friday, July 23, Rasmussen, Inc. employees devoted an unprecedented 6,500 cumulative hours of work volunteering throughout their communities as part of the annual Rasmussen Community Service Day, which benefits the communities where its 21 campuses are located, as well as four central office communities. Employees from the local Rasmussen College campus in Rockford volunteered at Hope Reigns Ranch, a local organization that using horses to provide rehabilitative, therapeutic and development services.

“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 Rockford Regional Vice President Shawn Walden 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.”

Throughout the day, Rasmussen employees assisted with rehabbing the 35-acre Hope Reigns Ranch, including staining and mending fences and trimming the trails throughout the property. Hope Reigns Ranch focuses on the use of horses and the ranch environment for cognitive disabilities rehab, equine assisted psycho therapy, character development for kids 4th grade through 12th grade, and the rehabilitation of victims from the emotional affects of neglect and abuse. 

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. During its first National Community Service Day last year, Rasmussen employees participated in 3,600 cumulative hours of community service across five states as part of the annual company-wide volunteer event.

“We are all about supporting and building our communities by creating jobs, educating students, investing in facilities and providing good trained graduates to be employed in the local workforce,” Rasmussen, Inc. CEO J. Michael Locke said. ”We work closely with local high schools, hospitals and corporate employers and are delighted to help the charitable organizations in town through this day of service.”

For additional information about Rasmussen College visit www.Rasmussen.edu.


ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
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 www.Rasmussen.edu.

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