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Donated, Refurbished Computers Benefit the Community

Empire College student rebuilds computer

Hardware instructor Scott Wilcox has given away many small items as needed by tech students and has picked up recycled equipment to help the person/company dispose of items and help others. This has led to a recycling and donation system that has provided his students in Empire's information technology programs with computers that can be used to build a network at home.

Empire College tech students donate rebuilt computers

Latest Issue of The Empire Writes Back

Empire Writes Back Masthead

The latest issue of The Empire Writes Back is now available. It's filled full of student achievements and graduate job news, including:

Empire Board Honored with Jefferson Award

Jefferson Award

The Empire College Board of Directors has been selected as a Sonoma County recipient of the 2015 Jefferson Award for “Excellence in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement” and will be honored, along with four other recipients, during a regular meeting of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, November 3, at 9 a.m. The 2015 recipients are:

Remembering Empire College founder, champion Henry Trione

Henry and Eileen Trione at the July 2014 Empire College commencement.


Yesterday the community celebrated the extraordinary life of Henry Trione. Much has been written about his entrepreneurial spirit and innumerable contributions to our community which include Empire College, the gift he consistently said was his “proudest achievement.”

Empire College graduates honor Henry Trione at their commencement in July 2014.

Empire Receives Nation's Top Honor for Community Service

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Logo

We are bursting with pride at Empire College! For the third straight year, Empire was named to President Obama’s 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. The honor roll program annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.

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Empire College founder Henry Trione

A few years ago, September 8 was declared Henry Trione Day by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. For those who know Henry, they agreed it is a well deserved recognition. For those of us associated with Empire College, we are honored to have him as our founder 53 years ago and and our avid supporter today.

Education Pays Off

This is a wonderful human interest story about an emergency that occurred this morning at the corner of Russell and Range as students and faculty were on their way to 9 a.m. classes. Three Empire students came to the rescue!

The background of the "emergency" is that an elderly man was rushing to get across the street and fell in the crosswalk, resulting in a head injury.

Empire's Blessing

Empire College is blessed to have Henry Trione as its founder. "By any measure one of the Redwood Empire's leading men of all time," as Press Democrat writer Chris Smith described him in today's front-page story, Henry has lead an interesting and rich life.

Doing Good Deeds

Heartwarming story by Chris Smith in yesterday's Press Democrat. The good deed doer is an Empire I.T. student. cool

GET A CELLPHONE, folks are always telling Imogene Jones. What if an emergency happens and you can’t call for help?

Imogene had to think they might be right as she stood beside her steaming Acura the other day on the shoulder of Highway 101 in north Santa Rosa.

Empire Giving 2013 ... The Final Word

Medical students promote heart health each year during AHA's Go Red campaign.

The year 2013 marked 52 years of Empire College's commitment, service, and participation in the community and was capped by national recognition as one of the top 19 institutions in the nation on President Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. It seemed fitting since Empire has a well-established culture of community outreach, volunteerism, and service-based learning in each of its program areas.