Sanford-Brown Institute Students Participate in Health Fairs As Part Of ACICS Centennial “We Serve” Community Service Event

June 6, 2012

White Plains, NY – June 6, 2012 – Students from the Medical Assistant and Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound programs at Sanford-Brown Institute in White Plains, N.Y. recently shared their skills at two local health screening events.

Clients at White Plains Mental Health Center’s Health Fair received blood pressure, height, weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) screenings from local Sanford-Brown students May 21.  Sanford-Brown also hosted a Heart Health Exhibit on May 23 on campus for Stroke Awareness Month. More than 60 people received Blood pressure screenings and information on stroke prevention and risk factors. Sonography students exhibited samples of cardiovascular disease seen on ultrasound images.

The students’ volunteerism was part of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) Centennial Community Service Week. They joined thousands of the other students, faculty and staff across the country who also participated in WE SERVE (Students Empowered to Respond and Volunteer Everywhere), the agency’s centennial event. In addition to advancing excellence in education across the schools it accredits, ACICS believes in giving back to the communities served by its colleges and schools. As a member of ACICS, Sanford-Brown shares that commitment to serving our community.

“Volunteer service activities like these serve both to give back to our community and to provide our students with real life experience that will benefit them in their future healthcare careers. Our students are active, contributing citizens and community members even before they graduate from Sanford-Brown Institute,” said Jill Underwood, Director of Community and Alumni Outreach, Sanford-Brown Institute - White Plains.

About Sanford-Brown
Sanford-Brown Colleges and Institutes provide quality, hands-on training for students who are passionate about the healthcare industry and offer them the support and resources to advance personally and professionally. Sanford-Brown is a career training and non-degree and degree-granting institution. Programs vary by location.  Sanford-Brown Colleges and Institutes are part of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. All Sanford-Brown Colleges and Institutes are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).  SBI – Wilkins Township and Pittsburgh are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and also by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Sanford-Brown cannot guarantee employment or salary.  Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.sanfordbrown.edu/disclosure.  For more information about the Sanford-Brown schools please visit http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/.

About the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Founded in 1912, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is one of the most respected and longest established national accreditors of academic institutions in the United States. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACICS accredits more than 800 private post‐secondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, as well as institution offering associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational degrees. For more information, please visit www.acics.org.

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