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HIV-Positive Mother Shares Her Story & Educates Others

Having an extramarital affair can cause a host of issues, but for Tracey Dannemiller, the results were tragic. She contracted HIV and passed it onto her now-deceased husband and her daughter. But Dannemiller is not one to feel sorry for herself. Since contracting HIV, she and her family have been very open with it. Dannemiller is the founder of Straight from the Heart of Florida, an organization that educates and promotes HIV/AIDS awareness in hopes of alleviating the stigma, fear and ignorance associated with the virus.

Kansas Campuses Celebrate First Graduating Class

Rasmussen College’s Overland Park and Topeka campuses celebrated their first graduating classes on April 17 this year. The ceremony combined students from both campuses, and was the first of their kind since the Kansas campuses opened in spring 2013.

Rasmussen College Wins Innovative Technology Award for Tutoring Program

The Rasmussen College tutor program won the Innovative Use of Technology Award at the National College Learning Center Association’s (NCLCA) annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in October. The college received the award for its innovative technology resulting in better student learning, as well as increasing student engagement.

Ocala Medical Assistants Help Out in Haiti

A handful of medical assistants from the Ocala campus traveled to Haiti for a week in late 2014 to help teach CPR techniques to a local nursing school and to visit hospitals, clinics and an orphanage.

Rasmussen College Students Attend National Collegiate DECA Conference in NYC

Three Rasmussen College students learned how to navigate the streets of New York while attending the DECA Collegiate Leadership Academy Nov. 13-15, 2014. Each student gained access to jobs and internships while learning various aspects of how businesses worked, as well as the opportunity to network with industry professionals and DECA sponsors during the event. They also participated in a case study competition.

New Port Richey Campus & Make-A-Wish Turn Boy's Dream into Reality

An 11-year-old New Port Richey, Fla., boy with huge design aspirations came gliding through the campus doors in his wheelchair in early April to discover he was about to get the deal of a lifetime. He wants to be a video game creator when he grows up, and officials at Rasmussen College's New Port Richey campus helped turn his dream into a reality.

Campuses Ramp Up Support With Tutor Certification

Rasmussen College campuses in Fort Myers, Rockford, Brooklyn Park and Aurora (among others) have begun conducting "pinning" ceremonies for students who complete the tutor excellence program and certification. The college decided in late 2013 to make certification a requirement for any student wishing to become a tutor at any of its 24 campuses. The tutor program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)-an organization that services colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.

Rasmussen College Shows Support in South Sudan

During the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony in July, a few Olympians walked independent of flag or country. One of those athletes was Guor Marial, from South Sudan. According to an article in Time, Marial is a refugee from the Sudanese civil war, and has lived in the U.S. since 2001. Rasmussen College Library & Learning Centers has a deep and abiding connection to the South Sudan people through our work with PACODES, Panyijiar Community Development Services.

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