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Rasmussen College Students Donate Time To Local Charities By Providing Technology And Design Expertise Pro Bono

Students Enrolled in the School of Technology and Design Provide Marketing Support for Local Charity Fundraising Events

December 21, 2010

Erin Werthman
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FORT MYERS, Fla., (December 21, 2010) — Rasmussen College School of Technology and Design students in Fort Myers are donating their time and expertise to local charities and are gaining hands-on industry experience by providing pro bono services to organizations and events, including the upcoming Calusa Bug Chase 5K and Bug Crawl Trail Walk, taking place at the Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 a.m. The technology and design students contributed a new logo and event t-shirt design to the annual fundraiser, hosted by the local Kiwanis chapter to benefit “Bringing Up Grades,” a program designed to provide recognition to students who have improved their academic performance.

The Rasmussen College School of Technology and Design offers a wide variety of degree programs specifically designed to meet the demands of growing industries. A growing team of experienced faculty that is dedicated to bringing the highest quality education opportunities to students, in conjunction with hand-on learning opportunities coordinated through the college, provides students of the School of Technology and Design a leg-up on the competition when it comes to entering the rapidly growing fields within the industry.

“Designing for charity is great for the community as well as the portfolio I am building.  Having work go from digital to physical is rewarding and inspiring as I further my education in this amazing field,” Rasmussen College School of Technology and Design student Jesse McAllister said.

Previously, Rasmussen College students contributed poster designs to the Taste, Tunes, & More fundraiser, benefiting the Animal Refuge Center, in spring 2011.

“Custom design services cost $100 per hour on average. In providing this service pro bono, our students are able to gain experience in the field while also maintaining our commitment of community service,” Rasmussen College School of Technology and Design Program Coordinator Jennifer Ayotte said. “Rasmussen College campuses maintain deep partnerships with their communities and enjoy giving back to area residents. Opportunities to combine these activities with student learning are uniquely beneficial to well-rounded growth.”

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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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