According to Sarah Clark, Vocational Nursing student scheduled to graduate in July, “I volunteered at Special Olympics and it was amazing! I spent the night in the dorms with the athletes. I was the overnight nurse and in charge of all the dorms and athletes in case anyone needed medical assistance, as well as worked both days during the events. Words cannot describe how much fun I had! I would love for more students and alumni to get involved because it is so wonderful, and I'm sure that once they experience it, they'll be hooked for life, like I am.”
Stanbridge College volunteers helped support over 1,100 athletes from San Luis Obispo County to San Diego County. Athletes competed in six different competitions including athletics (track and field), aquatics, basketball, bocce, golf, and gymnastics. The competitions were held at Cal State University, Long Beach. Athletes received free health screenings at Healthy Athletes Village, and celebrated at Expo Park, which featured games, live entertainment, sponsor exhibits, and sports clinics.
Stanbridge College’s involvement with the 2012 Summer Games is part of the REACH Beyond the Classroom™ Service Learning and Civic Engagement initiative. Through REACH, students are encouraged to use their critical thinking, classroom skills and compassion to support those in need.
To learn more about the REACH community service program at Stanbridge College, please visit www.stanbridge.edu.
About Stanbridge College
Based in Irvine, CA, Stanbridge College is a co-educational, technical college with an annual enrollment of over 800 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Stanbridge College offers diploma programs and Associate, Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Healthcare and Information Technology.
In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Stanbridge College received an award from Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., as one of America’s Best Technical Colleges. Stanbridge has also been named to the 2009, 2010 and 2011 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 2008-2009 Stanbridge College was the recipient of the School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and since 2007 it has maintained one of the highest continuous pass rates in California on the NCLEX-PN nursing exam, with a 96% cumulative pass rate. For more information, please visit www.stanbridge.edu or call (949)-794-9090.