Stanbridge College Raises Over $1,450 for Convoy of Hope, Disaster Relief for Joplin, Missouri

Stanbridge College students, staff and faculty have raised over $1,450 for Convoy of Hope disaster response efforts for the town of Joplin, Missouri.

Irvine, CA, July 14, 2011 --( Stanbridge College is pleased to announce that its’ Vocational Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant students, staff and faculty have raised over $1,450 for Convoy of Hope disaster response efforts for the town of Joplin, Missouri.

“It is critical that students today understand how they can make a positive impact through civic engagement,” said Yasith Weerasuriya, President of Stanbridge College. “As a nation we are currently dealing with many different natural disasters and our neighbors continue to need our help as they rebuild their lives. Stanbridge is very pleased to be able to support Convoy of Hope and their mission to aid the town of Joplin. We encourage people to continue to donate to this cause.”

"We appreciate the generosity of Stanbridge College's Vocational Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant students, staff and faculty," states Jeff Nene, Senior Director of Public Relations for Convoy of Hope. "Your contribution to the relief and recovery efforts in Joplin will help us continue to assist our friends as they rebuild their homes and lives following the devastating May 22, 2011 tornado."

Stanbridge College holds quarterly Favorite Charity contests in which students, staff and faculty submit and vote on non-profit organizations to help local and global communities. This quarter, Stanbridge College chose to raise funds for Convoy of Hope’s disaster relief for the people of Joplin, Missouri who were recently the victims of several disastrous tornadoes in May.

Stanbridge College’s commitment to long-term community partnerships, creating a positive impact on local and global communities and incorporating Civic Engagement and Service Learning as an integral part of the curriculum is exemplified in its REACH – Beyond the Classroom initiative. The REACH initiative provides students with opportunities to give back to the community while earning credit towards coursework in a structured environment. To learn more about Stanbridge College’s REACH – Beyond the Classroom, visit the Stanbridge College REACH program.

About Stanbridge College
Irvine, California based Stanbridge College is a co-educational technical college with an annual enrollment of over 650 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC, and offers Diploma, Associate and Bachelor of Science degree programs in Vocational Nursing, Registered Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assisting and Information Technology.

Stanbridge College has been recognized by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc as a 2010 America’s Best Technical Colleges award recipient. Stanbridge College has been named to the 2009 and 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Stanbridge is a 2008-2009 School of Excellence Award Recipient from the Accrediting Commission of Career schools & Colleges (ACCSC), and maintains one of the highest continuous pass rates on the NCLEX-PN National Nursing Board Exam in California since 2007 with a 96% cumulative pass rate. For more information, please visit or call (949)-794-9090.

About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. To learn more and donate to Convoy of Hope, please visit

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