According to Stanbridge College Vocational Nursing student and blood drive volunteer, Yvonne Williams, “Stanbridge College has given us the opportunity to give back to the community and giving blood is a way to give back to the community. Our blood stores deplete periodically throughout the month or year and it is nice to be able to give a little back to the community and help them out by giving blood.”
Every quarter, Stanbridge College REACH - Beyond the Classroom™ hosts a blood drive for the American Red Cross. In 2011, Stanbridge College received a Platinum Sponsorship Award from the Red Cross for an 82% increase in donations within the 12 month period.
Blood drives are just one of the many events hosted by Stanbridge College REACH, an initiative for service learning and civic engagement that encourages Stanbridge students to give back to their local community. Students are able to learn skills in leadership, critical thinking and compassion as they apply their classroom lessons to issues and people in need. In the past, Stanbridge College REACH has worked with the Orange County Medical Reserve Corps, the County of Orange, several public health clinics and organizations like Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to assist in providing medical services to the homeless and impoverished.
For more information on REACH community service 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.