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Empire College students connect with the community to prepare them for the future. We believe the philanthropic spirit at Empire College sets us apart from other schools. It also gives our students real-world experience while helping them stand out from those they’ll be competing with for future careers.

Participation and membership in professional organizations provides students the opportunity to network while they are attending school. Organizations include the Institute of Management Accountants, Redwood Empire Association of Paralegals, International Association of Administrative Professionals, California Medical Assistants Association, and the Sonoma County Bar Association.

Administrative Professionals: Bringing Order to the Storm

Empire College Business Students

Modern Business is a Storm is the theme of this year’s Administrative Professionals Week, April 21-27, at Empire College. The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Empire Student Chapter is celebrating by hosting exciting events during the week including workshops, educational seminars, networking opportunities,and a Dress for Success Day!

Law Seminar - Wednesday, May 1

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Alumnni Speakers Victoria Lancaster & Jarin Beck

You have the opportunity to join Empire College School of Law in welcoming two of our graduates who will be speaking at our Informational Law Seminar on Wednesday, May 1, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Jarin Beck, Associate Attorney, Beck Law P.C.

Join Us for a Screening of "Weight of the Nation"

Weight of the Nation Screening Event

To Win, We Have to Lose

Please join us for a special educational screening featuring Part II of the extraordinary HBO documentary Weight of the Nation.  Part II focuses on CHOICES and the best ways to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

There will also be a live demonstration to teach you how to make an easy, nutritious snack. Educational handouts will be provided.

Friday, April 19, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Paralegal Students Learn to Fight Cyber Crime

Acquire legal and technical expertise to bring cyber evidence into court.

Cyber Crime:  we read about it on the Internet every day. Sometimes, it seems like we read about it dozens of times a day:  

Pro Bono Legal Services

Congratulations to the students and faculty involved with the School of Law's Small Claims Legal Advisory. In February, they provided free legal services (including bilingual services) to 176 people, bringing the total served since the clinic opened at the Empire College campus in December 2005 to 16,326!

Volunteer Hearts

Empire College Medical Assisting Student Volunteers

One of the projects which Empire College highlighted in its application for the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and which contributed to its recognition as a finalist, is the health initiatives of the Medical Assisting Department. Most recently, that outreach focused on volunteering for the American Heart Association to promote heart health awareness through free screenings in our community.

Empire Receives Highest Honor for Community Service

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Logo

Just Announced: Empire College was named a finalist for the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement - the 2013 Presidents's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

To put this in perspective, of the 5,000 colleges and universities in the country, 810 completed applications and 19 were finalists for the top award (another 671 were named to the honor roll).

Student Loan Debt exceeds credit card debt in the US

"Student Loan Debt exceeds credit card debt in the US"

The media is presenting these statistics in the wrong light.

When you use a credit card, you are spending money you do not have and must repay with interest and any other fees. Unless you are one of the few people who pays off their balance every month, credit card debt can be difficult to manage with interest rates on average at 15% (Check your monthly statements!).

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Rubber Chickens and Veterans - Graduation Highlights

It's not every day that a rubber chicken, the District Attorney, and a veteran share the stage at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. But that is exactly what occurred on Monday evening at the Empire College School of Business commencement exercises.