Press Release

Rasmussen College Wins Service/Distribution Industry Of The Year Award

Pasco Economic Development Council Recognizes New Port Richey Campus

September 27, 2011

Erin Werthman
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NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2011) – Rasmussen College announced today that its New Port Richey, FL college campus has been honored with a Service/Distribution Industry of the Year Award by the Pasco Economic Development Council for its service to the community in helping area students gain access to higher education to achieve their career and personal goals.

Campus President Claire Walker accepted the award during the Pasco Economic Development Council’s 25th Annual Industry Appreciation Banquet at Saddlebrook Resort with Governor Rick Scott in attendance.

The New Port Richey campus, which relocated from Holiday earlier this year to New Port Richey on Citizens Drive, offers flexible day, evening and online classes to make it more accessible for students to pursue an education, even while still working full time. For example, a new accelerated Nursing Mobility program helps students bridge from LPN to RN in as little as nine months. The campus offers a wide range of degrees in business, healthcare, criminal justice, education, technology and digital design.

“As a proud member of the Pasco community, we are thrilled to accept this award and very grateful for the hospitality the residents and businesses have shown us over the years,” Walker said. “We know that a well-rounded and technically skilled workforce is crucial for attracting new business and improving the economic climate. We are committed to working with the Pasco Economic Development Council and local businesses to provide the kind of contemporary education that contributes to the community’s vitality.”

The New Port Richey Campus is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers Bachelor’s degrees in high-demand areas including Health Information Management, Internet Marketing, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Homeland Security, Digital Design and Animation and Game and Simulation Programming, among many others. It also offers Associate’s programs in nearly 40 programs, along with a wide range of skilled training certificate and diploma programs. The campus is located just 35 miles from Tampa and is conveniently accessible within minutes from Spring Hill, Hudson, Tarpon Springs and Clearwater.

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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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