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Stanbridge College Awarded Presidential Recognition for Outstanding Community Service Efforts for the Seventh Consecutive Year

Irvine, CA, December 16, 2016 --( Stanbridge College has been named to the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for the seventh consecutive year. The award is the highest federal affirmation a college or university can receive in recognition of its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. The acknowledgment underlines Stanbridge College’s extensive efforts to bring positive change to both the local and global communities.

“Service and higher education go hand in hand,” said Ms. Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “The President’s Honor Roll annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve."

“Congratulations to Stanbridge College, its faculty, and students for its commitment to service, both in and out of the classroom,” Ms. Spencer continued. “Through its work, institutions of higher education are helping improve their local communities and create a new generation of leaders.”

President of Stanbridge College, Mr. Yasith Weerasuriya stated, “We are extremely honored and pleased to accept this award from the Corporation for National and Community Service recognizing our service efforts for the seventh year in a row. Our students, staff, and faculty endeavor every year to intensify their efforts to help the impoverished in Orange County and abroad.”

Throughout the 2013 – 2014 academic year, Stanbridge College developed and strengthened both new and well maintained, long-term community partnerships with non-profits. Such partners include the Autism Speaks Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, Southern California Special Olympics, the Free Pantry Organization, the Downtown Dog Rescue, OC Parks, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, the Illumination Foundation, and Irvine Animal Care Center.

Recently, Stanbridge College has expanded its efforts to partner with organizations on several civic engagement projects. These projects include: Occupational Therapy students working with Wounded American Veterans Experience SCUBA (WAVES) Project to help veterans with PTSD, Veterinary Technology students creating a kitten foster program alongside the Forever Home Cat Rescue, Occupational Therapy students tutoring Life College students with learning disabilities, and Physical Therapist Assistant students administering wheelchair assessments for clients of the Goodwill of Orange County Fitness and Technology Center.

In the recent academic year, Stanbridge College was honored to receive the 2016 Gold Award for Excellence in Community Service from The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) for extending its students quality higher education while simultaneously assisting the local community.

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About Stanbridge College

Founded in 1996, Stanbridge College offers specialized degrees at the Master, Bachelor, and Associate levels in the fields of Nursing and Allied Health. Stanbridge is based in Irvine, California with an annual enrollment of over 1,300 students.

For each year from 2009 through 2015, Stanbridge has been named to the 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. In 2016, Stanbridge College was awarded the Gold Award for Excellence in Community Service from The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) for offering students quality higher education while simultaneously maintaining efforts to assist the local community. In 2013, Stanbridge College received the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) Community Service Award for outstanding outreach to the local and global community. Stanbridge College has been selected as a 2014-2015 School of Excellence by the ACCSC, and also received its 2015 Excellence in Student Services Award for creating a comprehensive student services program that enhances student achievement outcomes. Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., has named Stanbridge College one of America’s Best Technical Colleges for each year from 2009 through 2016.

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