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Stanbridge College Nursing and IT Students Assist Orange County Homeless Pets

Stanbridge College partners with PetCo to help Orange County homeless pets with donations to OC and Irvine Animal Care Centers.

Irvine, CA, August 28, 2011 --( Stanbridge College Nursing and Information Technology students recently gathered over 150lbs of donations for homeless pets in Orange County. As part of its REACH Beyond the Classroom Service Learning and Civic Engagement initiative, Stanbridge College hosted a week long fundraiser benefiting the Orange County Animal Care Center. On Sunday, August 21, 2011 Stanbridge partnered with PetCo in Irvine to run a second fundraiser to benefit the Irvine Animal Shelter. Students, staff and faculty volunteered their time to gather donations of pet food, kennel supplies, animal collars, blankets and other items for the animal shelters.

According to Stanbridge College President, Yasith Weerasuryia, “One of our major initiatives is to provide our students the opportunity to help those in need of food and care in our local OC community. Many times we focus on people however assisting the lives of thousands of animals is just as important. Stanbridge College is very pleased to be able to work with PetCo and support our local animal shelters.”

Stanbridge College’s REACH initiative provides students with opportunities to give back to their local Orange County and global community while earning credit towards coursework in a structured environment. Stanbridge College encourages its community to learn more about the OC and Irvine Animal Centers to help provided for animals and pets in need. To learn more about Stanbridge College’s REACH – Beyond the Classroom and to view upcoming events for Project Hope School Foundation, 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, 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 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. 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. For more information, please visit or call (949)-794-9090.

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