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.

Introducing ... Part 2: Empire Law Grads 2013

The three graduates who were introduced in yesterday's blog are certainly impressive scholastically, as well as from the standpoint of extracurricular activities and community service. Between them they provided pro bono legal services through Empire's Self-Help Access Center, Small Claims Advisory, and Legal Aid. In addition, they represented Empire on Moot Court and Environmental Negotiation Competition Teams.

Introducing ... Empire Law Graduates 2013

As the graduates of the Empire College School of Law Class of 2013 prepare for their commencement exercises next Sunday afternoon, I thought it would be fun to introduce them through a series of blog posts. This group of dynamic people entered law school with diverse educational and employment backgrounds. We wish them the best of luck as they pursue their careers in law and contribute further to the community.

Empire Law Professor/Alum Named to Lead Sonoma County Public Defender's Office

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Empire College School of Law has many notable graduates (nine have gone on to become members of the judiciary in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lassen and Merced Counties) in public and private practice. One of the notables is Kathleen Pozzi, Class of 1987, who just yesterday was named Sonoma County's Public Defender by the Board of Supervisors.

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

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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).