Students From More Than 35 Sanford-Brown Campuses Step Out Of The Classroom To Focus On Family Health In The Community

October 18, 2011

Activities are Part of Sanford-Brown’s 2nd Annual Give Back Week Volunteer Initiative

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. OCTOBER 18, 2011 — This week, the halls of more than 35 Sanford-Brown campuses across the country might not have the typical hustle and bustle of a normal school day. That’s because from Oct.17 – Oct. 21, Sanford-Brown students, faculty, and administrators will be helping ensure their own community members make health a priority through a variety of volunteer activities. This year marks the second annual Give Back Week at Sanford-Brown – an initiative designed to both enhance family health education and provide service learning opportunities for Sanford-Brown students.

Whether its massages for local firefighters by Massage Therapy students, or mammograms and breast cancer awareness education by students training in Diagnostic Medical Sonography – students will utilize their hard-earned skills to make sure families are armed with the knowledge and resources they need to lead a healthy lifestyle. While all campuses spend a week every fall focused on community health and wellness initiatives, students at Sanford-Brown “give back” all year round.

“We know that in order to be skilled, caring professionals, our students need hands-on experience in real-life situations, and there’s no better way to earn that than working with people in their local communities,” said of Sanford-Brown Colleges. “It’s through programs like this that our students become more than healthcare specialists and trusted healthcare partners – they become role models.”

Throughout the week, students, faculty and administrators at Sanford-Brown campuses across the country will work to match the students’ strengths with community needs, and give back in a variety of ways:

  • Columbus Campus – Kidney Disease Early Evaluation Information Session at Eldon Ward YMCA; Oct. 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Dearborn Campus – “Be The Match” Bone Marrow Drive on Dearborn campus; Oct. 19, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Iselin Campus – “Drugs Hurt” Poison Prevention and Medicine Safety Puppet Show at Goddard Day School; Oct. 20, 10 a.m. ET
  • Boston Campus – Women and Heart Disease Information Session on Boston campus; Oct. 17 – Oct. 20, 3 p.m.
  • Garden City Campus – Early Detection & Mammography Information Session at Garden City Women’s Health Long Island Locations; Oct. 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET

Give Back Week is just one example of the specialized, hands-on education Sanford-Brown students receive both in the classroom and through their clinical and experiential training. Schools offer a number of programs to support the diverse educational needs of students in the allied healthcare fields through unique, career-focused service learning opportunities. These programs allow students to take their classroom skills and knowledge into the community to address critical health needs.  

“It’s gratifying for our students to be able to showcase their talents while also using their skills to benefit their hometowns and local communities,” Todd Prehm continued. “And with the service learning opportunities built into our curriculum, our graduates are prepared to enter the workforce with the technical skills necessary in their chosen field and the experience needed to build trusting relationships with both doctors and patients.”

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About Sanford-Brown
The Sanford-Brown name dates back to 1866 when Rufus C. Crampton, a professor at Illinois College, established a school to meet the growing educational demands of post-Civil War America. Today, there are 23 campuses bearing the name Sanford-Brown College (SBC) and there are 15 other affiliated campuses operating under the names of Sanford-Brown Institute (SBI) and SBI Campus-an affiliate of Sanford-Brown. Programs vary by location. Sanford-Brown Colleges and Institutes are part of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. Sanford-Brown Colleges and Institutes are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). SBI - Monroeville and Pittsburgh are also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Sanford-Brown cannot guarantee employment or salary. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at For more information about the Sanford-Brown schools please visit

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