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Alumni Association

The Alumni Association provides continued access to the college’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 College.

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

Professional Networking Events

Stanbridge College 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 College 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 College 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 College. The Alumni Association provides graduates with continued access to the college’s resources, news, and special events.

Peer Tutoring

As part of the Peer Tutoring Program at Stanbridge College, 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 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.

Stanbridge alumni enjoy the opportunity to network and reconnect with classmates and faculty members.

Stanbridge alumni enjoy the opportunity to network and reconnect with classmates and faculty members.

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

October 8th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Tracheostomy Care and Oxygen Delivery Devices - $30.00

Understand reasons for a tracheostomy, care procedures, inner cannula, a tracheostomy tie, common complications, tube change, oxygen delivery devices, and suction/humidification.

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October 15th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Respiratory Ventilator Competency Course - $69.00

Concepts covered include respiratory terminology, diseases, equipment, and medication documentation. Procedures practiced include suctioning, ventilators and tracheostomy tube care. Prerequisite: Tracheostomy Care and Oxygen Delivery Devices.

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October 29th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Rules to Splint By: Hands-On Static Splinting - $50.00

The fabrication of a custom made splint or orthotic can be a difficult skill to master. However, simply understanding the materials and a few basic principles can significantly ease the stress of splinting. This hands-on course is designed for beginners looking to learn simple techniques to increase their splinting comfort. Participants will walk away with a strong understanding of basic splinting principles and increased confidence in their fabrication of static splints.

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

Education Level: Introductory/Basic

Instructor: Terra Bredy, OTR, CHT
Terra Bredy is a part-time faculty member at Stanbridge College with nearly 20 years experience as an Occupational Therapist and 14 years as a Certified Hand Therapist specializing in upper extremity rehabilitation.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Identify materials used in splinting
Recall human anatomy relevant to splinting
Demonstrate basic splinting techniques
Fabricate three types of static splints including: volar wrist cock
up splint, ulna gutter splint, hand-based thumb spica splint

In order to receive credit, participants must demonstrate successful fabrication of the splints learned in the course.

Course Schedule
6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Introduction, Course Objectives, Anatomy Review, Splinting Rules and Techniques
6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Demonstration of volar wrist cock up splint, followed by hands-on fabrication with guidance
7:30 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Demonstration of hand-based thumb spica splint, followed by hands-on fabrication with guidance
8:15 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Break
8:30 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Demonstration of ulna gutter splint, followed by hands-on fabrication with guidance
9:45 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Conclusion and questions

Event Details
Date: August 16, 2016
Time:6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Stanbridge College
CEU Contact Hours: 3.5
CEU Credits: 0.35
CEU Provider: Stanbridge College
Content Focus: Domain of OT: Performance Skills

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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 cancelled by Stanbridge College for any reason, all enrolled learners will be notifi ed 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 colleges Vice President of Instruction at 949.794.9090 Ext. 5217

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November 16th, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Introduction to Wound Care - $25.00

Each year, millions of people suffer from acute and chronic non-healing wounds. Because non-healing wounds are one of the most significant complications of disease, all health care organizations seek nurses skilled in proper wound care.

The Introduction to Wound Care workshop will provide you with a complete understanding of proper wound care for patients with impaired skin integrity from convalescence to the acute care phase in any health care setting.

The material covered in this workshop is suitable for current students and alumni from the VN and ADN programs.

Education Level: Introductory/Basic

Instructor: Lupe Navarro, RN, CWCA
Lupe Navarro has been a registered nurse at West Anaheim Medical Center for the past 7 years. She is certified in wound care by the American Board of Wound Management and has provided consultation and in-service training for local home health agencies on wound care and wound prevention.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
*Recall the anatomy and physiology of the skin
*Describe the physiology of various common wound types and their healing processes
*Identify key factors affecting wound healing
*Describe risk factors for skin breakdown and pressure ulcer formation
*Identify pressure ulcer prevention strategies and treatments
*List the most common causes of lower extremity ulcers
*Identify steps in effective wound management
*Identify adjunctive wound care techniques
* Identify appropriate dressing selections

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

Course Schedule
6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Introduction
6:15 p.m. - 8:00pm Lecture: Anatomy and physiology of the skin, types of wounds and their healing processes, factors affecting wound healing
8:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Break
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Lecture and demonstration: types and application of wound dressings
9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Discussion, quiz and course evaluation

Event Details:
Date: September8, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Stanbridge College
CEU Contact Hours: 4
CEU Credits: 0.4
CEU Provider: Stanbridge College
BRN Provider # 15624

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15624 for 4 contact hours.

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 cancelled by Stanbridge College for any reason, all enrolled learners will be notifi ed 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 colleges Vice President of Instruction at 949.794.9090 Ext. 5217

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Upcoming Reach Events

October 8th, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Second Harvest Incredible Edible Farm

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: The Great Park, Irvine, CA

The Incredible Edible Farm is a unique and innovative answer to the challenge of not just feeding the hungry, but providing them with highly-nutritious, top-quality produce. Volunteers will assist with planting or harvesting fresh produce, or farm maintenance like pulling weeds, spreading mulch, etc.

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October 9th, 2016 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Upper Newport Bay Habitat Restoration

Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Location: 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 cancelled.

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October 10th, 2016 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - St. John’s

Date: Monday, October 10, 2016 Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: St. John’s Manor - 2031 Orange Ave, Costa Mesa, California 92627

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at St. John’s Manor.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is ONLY open to students who have their own vital sign equipment and are trained in taking vital signs.

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October 14th, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is ONLY open to students who have their own vital sign equipment and are trained in taking vital signs.

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October 15th, 2016 from 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Serving Dinner to OC Homeless in Costa Mesa

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016 Time: 1:00p.m. - 5:30p.m. Location: 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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