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Rasmussen College Employees Give Back To Local Communities And Focus On Voluneteering

Rasmussen College Campuses close to serve local communities on Friday, July 20

July 17, 2012

Erin Werthman
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 18, 2012) – Rasmussen College employees are used to changing lives in the classroom, but on Friday, July 20 they will be changing lives in the communities they serve as part of the Fourth Annual Rasmussen Community Service Day. Approximately 1,500 Rasmussen College employees from the 22 campuses and three central offices will volunteer thousands of hours with nearly two dozen organizations in five states. During the last Community Service Day, Rasmussen College employees volunteered an unprecedented 6,500 hours in just one day as part of the company-wide events.

“At Rasmussen College, our mission is to serve our communities by recognizing the diverse needs of individuals – this goes beyond education,” said Rasmussen College President, Kristi Waite. “It is our responsibility to not only help create a positive impact through education, but also through service. We continuously work to participate in programs that benefit a variety of organizations and initiatives, and today is our day to give back.”

Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college focused on delivering career-focused education, has 22 campuses throughout Minnesota, Illinois, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Florida, as well as an online curriculum. The College has a long history giving back to the communities it serves. Both employees and students have been recognized nationally for their partnerships with local businesses and volunteerism in the communities.

On July 20, Rasmussen College employees from the eight Minnesota campuses and central office will be volunteering with several United Way partner organizations such as Second Harvest Heartland West,  Boys and Girls Club, The Arc, St. Cloud Children’s Home, Open Door Health Clinic,  Again Thrift & More and Primrose Retirement Community.

 In Illinois, the four campuses, as well as employees from the Chicago Central Office will be working with the Northern Illinois Food Bank,  Morning Star Mission and the  Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

The two North Dakota campuses will be partnering with the United Way and the Ronald McDonald House.

Employees from the three Wisconsin campuses will be teaming up with at the Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley, The Howard-Suamico Historical Society  and the Boys and Girls Club.

And in Florida, employees from the six various campuses and central office will be dedicating the day to helping Tanglewood Elementary School in Fort Myers, the YMCA, Hillsborough County Park/BeachBoys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay , Joshua HouseUnited Way and the Mustard Seed of Central Florida.

Employees will be performing a wide variety of tasks include painting, landscaping, cleaning, helping with youth activities, packing school supplies and packing and organizing food for local food pantries.

“We encourage personal and professional development for all of our staff and faculty through community service. Rasmussen has a deep partnership with its campus communities, and we enjoy the opportunity to give back to residents who have so warmly welcomed us,” said Waite.

For additional information about 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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