In the spirit of the holiday season, Rasmussen College’s Mission and Service Council asked each of its campuses and offices to support a local nonprofit organization of their choice.
Rasmussen College hosted its ninth annual Community Service Day where near 900 employees from the College’s 22 campuses and three central offices volunteered in their communities across the U.S. This year, the New Port Richey/West Pasco and Land O’Lakes/East Pasco campuses partnered with the PACE Center for Girls, a nonprofit that provides at-risk young women with education, counseling, training and advocacy services to better prepare them for their future.
The Rasmussen College Moorhead campus Student Nurse Organization hosted a blood drive with the American Red Cross to support the community and honor their beloved faculty member's son.
Here is how much time Rasmussen College invested in community initiatives over the past year.
Volunteers from the Fargo/Moorhead campus got their hands dirty during the United Way's 23rd Annual Day of Caring on Oct. 9. Staff and students from the campus helped widows Pearl Lee and Jeanette Karst dust cabinets, clean windows, move and mop behind appliances and relocate heavy objects throughout the assisted living facility they both call home.
Rasmussen College focused on legacy leadership-what it means and how you achieve it-during its 4th Annual Leadership Breakfast Oct. 30 at Vadnais Heights Commons in Minnesota. More than 400 community members attended the 3-hour breakfast to visit with 11 nonprofit organizations, hear an inspirational speech from Carla Beaurline, founder and host of "Around Town" T.V., participate in a networking activity and listen to a 4-person panel discussion focused on legacy leadership.
Rasmussen College adjunct instructor and 22-year Green Bay police veteran, Mike Knetzger, addressed a packed house at the Wausau campus on Oct. 29 when he shared the story of his daughter, Ashley, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2008.
Thursday, Aug. 28 started off like any other day at Rasmussen College's Ocala campus, except it wasn't just any other day. Later that day, an armed robber would flee the scene at a gas station near the campus, causing a deadly car crash. The gunman would make his way into the campus-leading to a lockdown. The SWAT Team and dispatch center would be involved, and there would be casualties and a hostage situation. There would also be students learning more than they ever could've imagined. Luckily &amp;amp;amp;amp;#8230; this elaborate situation was only a staged scenario that took place on campus that day.
The Wausau campus collected food and donations for weeks before creating a food sculpture at United Way's CommUNITY Fest in Marathon County Sept. 19-20. The purpose of the annual local festival is to support and provide food for those in need in the community.
Walk into any Florida campus on a Wednesday throughout the months of August, September and October and you will find faculty, staff and students wearing shades of the same color to support and bring awareness to all different types of cancer. Tampa/Brandon Campus Director Staceyann Sinclair started the Colors of Cancer Awareness campaign on her campus three years ago, and now it's grown where all the Florida campuses are supporting the cause.
Rasmussen College Fargo/Moorhead campus focused on supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's "Out of the Darkness" Walk Sept. 21 as part of its September Diversity Committee initiative.
The Bismarck Cancer Center features world-class cancer treatments and support to those being treated through radiation at their facility. The center helps patients with various needs, including lodging, food cost, gas to get to appointments, spiritual treatment and survivorship support.