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May 20, 2010 10:07 ET

Stanbridge College Teams With the White House to Deliver President's Volunteer Service Award

Prestigious Award Honors Outstanding Commitment to Volunteer Service

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) -  Stanbridge College announced it has teamed with the White House to become a Certifying Organization for the PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, a national program recognizing Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service.

Stanbridge College students, faculty and staff commit their time, energy and talent to meet urgent and everyday needs in the community. "Stanbridge College volunteers are role models in our community; they bring us closer together as neighbors and a Nation. The AWARD is our way of thanking these volunteers and inspiring everyone in our community to make volunteering a central part of their lives," said Yasith Weerasuriya, Stanbridge College Chief Executive Officer. Now, as a Certifying Organization for the AWARD, Stanbridge College is responsible for verifying service hours, nominating potential recipients and delivering the AWARD.

The AWARD is issued by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, a group convened by President George W. Bush to help foster and encourage a culture of volunteer service and civic participation among Americans. Chaired by two-time Super Bowl Champion Darrell Green, with former U.S. Senators Bob Dole and John Glenn as honorary co-chairs, the Council is composed of leaders in government, media, entertainment, business, education, nonprofit and volunteer service organizations and community volunteering.

About Stanbridge College
Irvine, California based Stanbridge College is a coeducational technical college with an annual enrollment of over 500 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, Information Technology and Accounting.

Stanbridge College is a 2008-2009 ACCSC School of Excellence Award Recipient from the Accrediting Commission of Career schools & Colleges (ACCSC) and has been named to the 2009 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.

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