Press Release

Rasmussen College To Celebrate Grand Opening At Newest Florida Campus

Public Invited to Explore New Tampa/Brandon Facility During Free Open House; College Will Recognize Local 110 Year Scholarship Winner

February 17, 2011

Erin Werthman
Media: (866) 257-8253
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Tampa, Fla. (February 17, 2011) – Rasmussen College announced today it will host a free Open House to celebrate the Grand Opening of its new Tampa/Brandon, FL College Campus from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 3. The public is invited to explore the campus and meet the faculty, staff and students at Rasmussen’s newest Florida college campus. Refreshments will be provided.

“We were very excited to open our doors to the first group of students this past fall, and we welcome the public to come by and see the wide variety of programs we have available to meet their educational and career goals,” said Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon Campus Director Maggie Cook.

During the Grand Opening event, attendees will hear from Cook, as well as Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan and students John Tyler and Mark Hays. Hays will be officially recognized during the event as a recipient of the Rasmussen 110 Year Scholarship, awarded in honor of the college’s 110 year anniversary. The contest scholarship offered up to $10,000 to a student seeking a Bachelor’s degree or $5,000 to an Associate degree candidate. The final application period closed December 31.

The Tampa/Brandon Campus, located at 4042 Park Oaks Boulevard in Tampa, is one of 21 Rasmussen College campus locations in the Midwest and Florida that offer Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees online and on campus in high-demand career fields like Business, Allied Health, Information Technology, Nursing, Criminal Justice and more. The 20,000+ square foot Tampa/Brandon campus boasts a wide array of cutting-edge technology features that provide students with hands-on learning opportunities, as well as a clear advantage in achieving their career goals.

The campus offers various professional certification opportunities covering all major IT disciplines. Students enrolled in technology programs at the Tampa/Brandon campus receive up to six months of tutorial assistance and practice test support included with their tuition, and the center offers the latest in computer technology and support equipment for applied learning opportunities.

In support of its medical disciplines, the Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus features a state-of-the-art autoclave for sterilizing medical instruments, medical beds and advanced microscope and lab tools to enhance the learning environment. The facility also includes a wide range of standard medical equipment including wheel chairs, bed pans, medicine carts, etc. to provide a real-world educational environment.

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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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