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.

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.

Who is the new mystery man?

Phil Vo, Career Development Manager

You may have noticed or seen a new person roaming around our halls at Empire College. Is he an instructor for another module?  Well no, his background is in corporate and agency recruiting. He has worked for Robert Half International, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers and Goodwill Industries – San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin to name a few.

What is he doing at Empire College?

Wine Country or Beer Country?

Celebrity Judges at last year's Potluck Chef Showdown

We know where the candidates stand. The question is: WHERE DO YOU STAND SONOMA COUNTY? IS IT WINE COUNTRY OR BEER COUNTRY?

Cast your vote tonight (6-8 pm) at the Sonoma County POTLUCK CHEF SHOWDOWN - ELECTION EDITION at Empire College. The $20 ticket price includes beer, wine, food sampling and ballot - 100% of proceeds benefit Social Advocates for Youth.

[Paid for in time, sweat and talent by the Hospitality Students of Empire College.]

News From Your Career Services Department

Halloween is right around the corner, don’t forget to bring your “ghosts and goblins” to

the party next Wednesday; Oct. 31st from 3:15-5:00.  It is always a GREAT time for everyone

with lots of games and prizes.


As a reminder Lucille and I are always happy to see you and discuss your career goals.

Stop in anytime, Lucille has a candy dish that offers a small treat for all to enjoy.