Press Release

Rasmussen College Hosts Ribbon-cutting Ceremony To Unveil New Mokena/Tinley Park Campus

Community Invited to Enjoy Speeches and Refreshments at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

January 13, 2011

Erin Werthman
Media: (866) 257-8253
Mobile: 413-636-6758
Email: Media@Rasmussen.edu

MOKENA, Ill., (January 13, 2011) Rasmussen College invites the community to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Mokena/Tinley Park campus on Friday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. The campus is one of 21 Rasmussen College locations across the country offering Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees tailored to high-growth career fields. The indoor event will include a brief ceremony with light refreshments to follow. Featured speakers include Tom Slagle, CEO of Rasmussen College; Larry Walsh, Will County executive; and Joe Werner, mayor of Mokena.

Local resident Victoria Dooley will be recognized at the ceremony for her hard work and effort toward obtaining her Associate’s in Medical Assisting degree with the presentation of a $5,000 Rasmussen College 110th Anniversary Scholarship. Dooley was one of 26 scholarship recipients named in a third announcement and chosen from nearly 1,800 applicants nationwide by the Scholarship Selection Committee. An initial group of 25 scholarship recipients was announced in May 2010, with a second round following in August.

“We are excited and privileged to begin offering opportunities on campus that will continue to uphold Rasmussen College standards of providing exceptional educational experiences,” Rasmussen College Mokena/Tinley Park Campus Director Staci Hegarty said. “The ribbon-cutting ceremony provides an opportunity for the community to celebrate with Rasmussen College faculty and staff, students, and community leaders.”

WHAT:
Rasmussen College Mokena/Tinley Park Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

WHERE:
Rasmussen College Mokena-Tinley Park Campus
8650 West Spring Lake Rd.
Mokena, IL 60448
(815) 534-3300

WHEN:
Friday, January 28
11 a.m.

** This event is free and open to the public. **

Rasmussen College began offering online degree programs at the Mokena/Tinley Park campus in August through its School of Business, School of Technology and Design, School of Justice Studies, School of Allied Health, and School of Education. The campus is the second Rasmussen College location in Will County and fourth in Illinois; the College currently has campuses in Aurora, Romeoville/Joliet, and Rockford. The Rasmussen College Mokena/Tinley Park campus is located at 8650 West Spring Lake Road, just south of I-80 and east of 88th Avenue in Mokena.

For more information about programs and events offered through 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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