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Rasmussen College To Launch One-of-a-Kind Leadership Academy Designed To Expand Professional Attributes In Online Students

Premier Online Education Provider Launches Leadership Program Designed to Help Top Performing Students Develop Beneficial Skills for Professional Success

October 11, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS, (October 11, 2010) – As higher education evolves, becoming increasingly virtual, Rasmussen College announces the launch of a one-of-a-kind leadership program for online students. Scheduled to launch January 2011 completely online, the prestigious Rasmussen Leadership Academy was designed as an elective option for select students to help develop leadership, professional, and interpersonal skills.

Offered free of charge to interested students, the Rasmussen Leadership Academy was designed to help students identify and strengthen their unique leadership skills and learn about their application in educational, professional, and community settings. Enrolled students will learn about leadership styles, communication and conflict management skills, and the importance of diversity awareness.

“At Rasmussen College, we are dedicated to providing the education and skills training necessary for students in all programs to succeed in today’s dynamic and diverse professional environments. This well-rounded approach often includes exposure to leadership and personal development opportunities,” Rasmussen College Online Campus President Don DeVito said.  “The Rasmussen Leadership Academy provides a forum for students to begin thinking about their future vocational and career goals and the attributes that will help them meet those goals following graduation from Rasmussen College.”

Rasmussen College Online students who have been enrolled for two or more quarters, are currently enrolled in at least two online classes, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible to apply for the Rasmussen Leadership Academy.  Members of the Rasmussen Leadership Academy are selected based on their references and a personal statement explaining how they see themselves as a leader and why they think the program will benefit them.

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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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