SOURCE: Stanbridge College

May 24, 2011 07:00 ET

Stanbridge College Receives National Recognition for Community Service, Named to President's Honor Roll

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - For the second consecutive year, Stanbridge College has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The Honor Roll recognizes exemplary service to America's communities and is the highest federal recognition a college can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

"Stanbridge College students, faculty and staff are delighted to be once again named to the President's Honor Roll. Our commitment to community service is deep and on-going. Our students have consistently involved themselves in projects to serve those in need, and we recognize their efforts in accepting this honor," said Yasith Weerasuriya, President of Stanbridge.

"Congratulations to Stanbridge College and its students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities," said Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). "We salute the Honor Roll awardees for embracing their civic mission and providing opportunities for their students to tackle national challenges through service."

Stanbridge College's commitment to long-term community partnerships, creating a positive impact on local and global communities and incorporating 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 classroom grades in a structured environment.

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 College is also a 2008-2009 School of Excellence Award Recipient from the Accrediting Commission of Career schools & Colleges (ACCSC), and has maintained 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 on the Stanbridge College Service activities, please visit www.facebook.com/stanbridgecollege.

About CNCS - The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Barack Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

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