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Locked Down: Ocala Campus Tests Students' Emergency Response Skills

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 … this elaborate situation was only a staged scenario that took place on campus that day.

Former Ocala Drop-Out Finds Calling with Game & Simulation Programming Degree

The odds were certainly not in Luke McDonald's favor. McDonald-a recent game and simulation programming graduate-dropped out of his Ocala, Fla. high school during his freshman year, and although he earned his GED and eventually found himself a job, his future prospects weren't looking great. McDonald's mother saw he was in a funk and one day encouraged him to make something more of himself and continue his education.

Local Author Shares His Journey from Struggle to Success with Rasmussen Students

Ever wonder what it would feel like to have your novels on the shelf at the local bookstore? Local Ocala author C. Kevin Thompson visited the Rasmussen College Ocala, Fla. campus to inspire students. Thompson shared his passion and enthusiasm for believing in one's dreams and stressed the importance of "staying the course" to see your goals come into fruition.

Event: Learn About Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a powerful, yet often misunderstood form of Internet marketing. If you're a small business owner in the Ocala, Florida, area, you won't want to miss an upcoming event dedicated to explaining SEO for small businesses.