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Alumni Association

Alumni Association

The Alumni Association provides continued access to the university’s resources, news, and special events while facilitating a dynamic network amongst graduates. Members receive benefits, including extended career services, access to exclusive alumni workshops, social media networking, and invitations to complimentary professional networking events. Our mission is to foster a lifelong, mutually beneficial relationship between alumni, current students, and Stanbridge University.

Video: Connecting Past and Present: Alumni Network with Classmates, Instructors, and Students President’s Reception

Connecting Past and Present: Alumni Network with Classmates, Instructors, and Students President’s Reception

Video: Networking at the Vocational Nursing Career Fair

Networking at the Vocational Nursing Career Fair

Video: Networking at the ADN (RN) Career Fair

Networking at the ADN (RN) Career Fair

Professional Networking Events

Stanbridge University Alumni Association members receive invitations to professional networking events, such as President’s Receptions. These fully catered evenings feature live entertainment, games, dancing, and provide the opportunity for graduates to reconnect and network with fellow alumni.

Alumni Executive Board

The organization, led by an Alumni Executive Board of elected members, offers benefits such as extended career services and resume advice, and access to exclusive Allied Health continuing education workshops.

Annual Alumni of the Year Awards

Every year, Stanbridge University encourages alumni and current graduates to apply for the prestigious Alumni of the Year Awards. These awards recognize individual graduates who have gained distinction through professional accomplishments, community service, and leadership.

Skill Development and CE Workshops

Graduates and current students refine skills and earn continuing education units in areas such as Dementia Care, Wound Care, and Hands-On Static Splinting. Stanbridge University subsidizes prices for its graduates, making the workshops more affordable.

Creating a Lasting Relationship

The mission of the Alumni Association is to foster a lifelong relationship between alumni, current students, and Stanbridge University. The Alumni Association provides graduates with continued access to the university’s resources, news, and special events.

Peer Tutoring

As part of the Peer Tutoring Program at Stanbridge University, dedicated alumni return to work with current students in either group or individual sessions. They help refine classroom or clinical skills for those who may require extra guidance.

Alumni Photo Gallery

The Stanbridge Alumni Association rallied alumni and students to enjoy a night of baseball and cheer on the Angels vs. Dodgers in Anaheim.

The Stanbridge Alumni Association rallied alumni and students to enjoy a night of baseball and cheer on the Angels vs. Dodgers in Anaheim.

The President's Reception is a fun and relaxed way to encourage close relations amongst the Stanbridge community.

The President's Reception is a fun and relaxed way to encourage close relations amongst the Stanbridge community.

Students and alumni network with Southern California employers to learn more about their future careers.

Students and alumni network with Southern California employers to learn more about their future careers.

The Stanbridge Alumni Association has group outings all year long! Alumni and students cheer on the Duck’s hockey team at the Honda Center!

The Stanbridge Alumni Association has group outings all year long! Alumni and students cheer on the Duck’s hockey team at the Honda Center!

Stanbridge graduates are eligible to be nominated for Alumni of the Year Awards, which are presented during the annual Commencement Exercises.

Stanbridge graduates are eligible to be nominated for Alumni of the Year Awards, which are presented during the annual Commencement Exercises.

Guests enjoy a variety of fresh and delicious food at the President’s Reception.

Guests enjoy a variety of fresh and delicious food at the President’s Reception.

Games are a staple of campus events, with everyone in friendly competition to win prizes.

Games are a staple of campus events, with everyone in friendly competition to win prizes.

Alumni workshops are a valuable opportunity to develop new skills that appeal to potential employers.

Alumni workshops are a valuable opportunity to develop new skills that appeal to potential employers.

Former students – now busy professionals – relish the chance to catch up with old friends.

Former students – now busy professionals – relish the chance to catch up with old friends.

Stanbridge graduates raise a glass at the President's Reception.

Stanbridge graduates raise a glass at the President's Reception.

Alumni are eager to hear the latest news about each other’s career and family.

Alumni are eager to hear the latest news about each other’s career and family.

Upcoming Workshops

September 13th, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

CE 1009 Dementia Care - $20.00

This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and how changes in the brain and body resulting from this disease impact an individual’s behaviors and ability to communicate. Practical techniques are provided that enhance effective communication and reduce or prevent challenging behaviors associated with dementia.

The material covered in this workshop is suitable for alumni or current students of the VN, ADN, OTA or MSOT programs.

Education Level: Introductory/Basic

Instructor: Kim Bailey, MS Gerontology
Kim Bailey is a Program and Education Specialist with Alzheimer’s Association and Adjunct Professor of Gerontology at Vanguard University. She has over 20 years of experience serving the needs of older adults and their families.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
• Understand changes in the brain caused by Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia that affect communication and behavior
• Identify the principles and practical techniques on how to best communicate with individuals with dementia
• Demonstrate increased understanding of techniques to address challenging behaviors related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

In order to receive credit, participants must complete a post-course assessment quiz.

Course Schedule
• 6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Introduction of course topics and objectives
• 6:15 p.m. – 6:40 p.m. Alzheimer’s disease effects on the brain and symptoms
• 6:40 p.m. – 7:05 p.m. Communication challenges brought on by Alzheimer’s disease
• 7:05 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. Principles of communication
• 7:20 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. Compassionate and effective communication
• 7:50 p.m. – 8:35 p.m. Understanding and managing difficult behaviors
• 8:35 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Resources offered by Alzheimer’s Association
• 8:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Conclusion and questions

CEU Contact Hours: 3
CEU Credits: 0.3
CEU Provider: Stanbridge College
BRN Provider # 15624
Content Focus: Domain of OT: Performance Skills

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15624 for 3 contact hours.

Stanbridge College is pending continuing education provider approval from the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA continuing education units will only be awarded if the institution receives approval prior to the course.

Attendance Policy: Learners are expected to attend 100% of scheduled class hours. Variable credit is not awarded. Learners are required to notify the College of an absence in advance of the scheduled course when possible or as soon as possible. Remediation of courses is not available for Continuing Education courses. Learners are tardy when they arrive 5 minutes late at the start of a course or are 5 minutes late returning from any break. Learners that have 2 or more tardies within a course will not receive a certificate of completion and forfeit any possible refund. Learners will be considered absent if they leave a course prior to the course being dismissed by the instructor.

Cancellation by Learner: Cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the start of this course shall not be entitled to a refund. Learners who cancel within the 72 hour window may request to attend the next scheduled course with full credit for fees already paid; such a rescheduling can only occur once – i.e. you cannot cancel and reschedule twice for the same course.

Cancellation by Provider: In the event that a continuing education course is canceled by Stanbridge College for any reason, all enrolled learners will be notified via email and will receive a full refund within 7-10 business days.

Special Needs Request: If you would like to request academic adjustment or auxiliary aids, please contact the college’s Vice President of Instruction at 949.794.9090 Ext. 5217

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Upcoming Reach Events

August 18th, 2018 from 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Serving Dinner to OC Homeless in Costa Mesa

Lighthouse Outreach Ministries - 1885 Anaheim Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve a warm meal to homeless and low-income residents of Orange County.

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August 22nd, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:30am

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Senior Residence - 17103 Magnolia Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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August 25th, 2018 from 11:30am to 2:30pm

Free Farmers Market for Families in Need

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, 720 W. 19th St. Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Volunteers are needed to help sort and distribute groceries and fresh produce to over 250 homeless and low-income residents of Orange County.

Please note, space is limited. Volunteers will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.

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September 2nd, 2018 from 9:00am to 10:30am

Butterfly Garden Volunteer Day

Do you like to garden or just enjoy being outdoors?

Join us the first Sunday of every month for our Mason Butterfly Garden Volunteer Day. No gardening experience needed! Meet new friends, learn new gardening tips, and help create a beautiful butterfly sanctuary for you and park visitors to enjoy.

Please bring a sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, gloves (some will be available to use at the park), water, snack, comfortable clothes and covered shoes. All gardening tools and plants will be provided.

Once you enter the park turn right at the stop sign and park in parking lot A. We will meet at the Butterfly Habitat at 9am. Please let the parking attendant know that you are there to volunteer, the parking fee will be waived!

Location: Mason Regional Park -18712 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

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September 9th, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:30am

Upper Newport Bay Habitat Restoration

Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center - 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Help restore the scenic Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve! Volunteers are needed to help with habitat restoration projects that can include planting, weeding and watering.

Please note, if there is rain, this event will be canceled.

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September 14th, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:30am

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Senior Residence - 17103 Magnolia Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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September 15th, 2018 from 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Serving Dinner to OC Homeless in Costa Mesa

Lighthouse Outreach Ministries - 1885 Anaheim Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve a warm meal to homeless and low-income residents of Orange County.

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September 22nd, 2018 from 11:30am to 2:30pm

Free Farmers Market for Families in Need

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, 720 W. 19th St. Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Volunteers are needed to help sort and distribute groceries and fresh produce to over 250 homeless and low-income residents of Orange County.

Please note, space is limited. Volunteers will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.

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September 23rd, 2018 from 7:30am to 2:30pm

Best Day Foundation Fun Beach Day Event - Hermosa Beach

Date: Sunday, September 23rd Time: 7:30 am - 2:00pm Location: Hermosa Beach, 1100 The Strand Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

The Best Day Foundation provides activities and gear to give children with special needs a fun and safe day at the beach!

The main role of volunteers is to be a Beach Buddy where you are paired with a child with special needs. The Beach Buddy stays with the child from approximately 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. helping the child to put on a wetsuit, life jacket and helmet, assist with warm ups, sand play, and signing up for tandem body surfing and tandem body boarding. The day ends with a high-fuve line award ceremony and lunch!

Join us for a fun day at the beach and give a child with special needs a day they will never forget!

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September 26th, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:30am

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Senior Residence - 17103 Magnolia Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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September 26th, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:30am

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Senior Residence - 17103 Magnolia Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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October 6th, 2018 from 7:45am to 10:00am

Newport Bay Kayak Clean-up

1 Whitecliffs Drive, Newport Beach

Join the Newport Aquatic Center and the Newport-Irvine Rotary Club for a unique volunteer opportunity! Volunteers will use kayaks to help clean-up Newport Bay by reaching trash and debris in the water and on the shoreline.

Please note, if there is rain, this event will be canceled.

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November 3rd, 2018 from 7:45am to 10:00am

Newport Bay Kayak Clean-up

1 Whitecliffs Drive, Newport Beach

Join the Newport Aquatic Center and the Newport-Irvine Rotary Club for a unique volunteer opportunity! Volunteers will use kayaks to help clean-up Newport Bay by reaching trash and debris in the water and on the shoreline.

Please note, if there is rain, this event will be canceled.

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December 1st, 2018 from 7:45am to 10:00am

Newport Bay Kayak Clean-up

1 Whitecliffs Drive, Newport Beach

Join the Newport Aquatic Center and the Newport-Irvine Rotary Club for a unique volunteer opportunity! Volunteers will use kayaks to help clean-up Newport Bay by reaching trash and debris in the water and on the shoreline.

Please note, if there is rain, this event will be canceled.

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