Sanford-Brown College in San Antonio, a leading provider of healthcare education, spent the final days of 2010 by volunteering time, raising funds and more for several local San Antonio organizations including the Salvation Army, H-E-B’s Feast of Sharing and the San Antonio AIDS Foundation.
“Altogether, we collected enough toys to fill 12 large boxes for the local Salvation Army as well as purchased toys for an additional 27 children as part of its annual Salvation Army Angel Tree,” said James Yeaman, president of the San Antonio campus. “We also had both our faculty and students take part in H-E-B’s annual Feast of Sharing dinner program and volunteered several hours with the San Antonio AIDS Foundation, both working in their kitchen and holding on-campus fundraisers for the organization.
These activities come after the campus participated with its sister campuses in a nationwide Give Back Day. Approximately 3700 students, as well faculty and staff at each of the campuses, participated in the inaugural event that demonstrated the positive impact they can make as a team in their local communities.
During Give Back Day, the San Antonio campuses hosted a blood and bone marrow drive as well as an “Alex’s Lemonade Stand for Cancer” on campus.
In late 2010, Sanford-Brown launched a Service Learning component to each curriculum at each campus. This enhancement to curricula is intended to provide an opportunity to engage students in the educational process by requiring them to apply their classroom learning to help solve real-life problems. The curriculum requires each student to participate in Service Learning activities as they progress in their programs.
About Sanford-Brown College – San Antonio
Sanford-Brown College – San Antonio (SBC) opened in May 2009 and grew to more than 400 students in less than a year. SBC – San Antonio continues to offer degree and non-degree programs that are developed and refined based upon input from employers, graduates, faculty and students. The curriculum at SBC – San Antonio is designed to help students gain the specific skills and knowledge that employers are seeking. Associate of Applied Science degrees are offered in Cardiovascular Sonography and Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Certificates are offered in Medical Assistant and Medical Billing and Coding. SBC – San Antonio is institutionally accredited (accredited in total) by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). SBC-San Antonio does not guarantee employment or salary. SBC – San Antonio is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO). For more information, please go to www.sanfordbrown.edu/San-Antonio.