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Rasmussen College Plans Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening At New Ocala Campus

Public Invited to Join Ocala Area Officials, Rasmussen Faculty, Staff and Students for Ribbon Cutting and Free Tours at New State-of-the-Art Campus on Thursday, March 10

March 2, 2011

Erin Werthman
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Ocala, Fla. (March 2, 2011) – Rasmussen College announced today it will host a free Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at its new Ocala, FL college campus from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. The public is invited to explore the new facility, located at 4755 SW 46th Avenue next door to West Marion Hospital, and meet the faculty, staff and students. Refreshments will be provided.

Ocala Mayor Randy Ewers, Marion County Commissioner Kathy Bryant and Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jaye Baillie will be the featured speakers during the opening ceremony. Afterwards, attendees can take part in free tours of the new facility, which has moved from its previous location on SW 19th Avenue.

“We are very excited to unveil our new facility to the community,” said Rasmussen College Ocala Campus Director Pete Beasley. “This strategic location next to West Marion Hospital is more convenient for our nursing and allied health students, and it allows us to offer an amazing, state-of-the-art computer technology center that’s perfect for anyone interested in IT systems management, high-end design and even gaming development.”

The new Ocala campus computer lab features Alienware high-performance custom gaming PCs, as well as a complete Windows server room setup for students interested in IT system admin or networking careers. In addition, numerous Mac computers afford digital design degree seeking students the industry-standard tools they need to explore the high-end design and art/creative side of the IT spectrum.

In addition to its well-stocked computer lab facilities, the library at the new Rasmussen Ocala facility is part of a national consortium network of more than 7,000 other facilities, providing access to vast resources for both curriculum-based projects and leisurely enjoyment.

The Ocala Campus offers both traditional on-campus and online Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees for students of all ages and degree levels. Spring Quarter begins April 4. To get more information about enrollment at Rasmussen College, visit

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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