Rancho Cordova Instructor Honored with Outstanding Business Educator Award
Stacy Leitner, a full-time instructor at Heald College in Rancho Cordova, has been selected as a recipient of the Outstanding Business Educator Award by the California Business Education Association.
At the Rancho Cordova campus, Stacy teaches Microsoft® Office and Excel, Introduction to Computers, and Portfolio Creation. She also serves as the executive assistant to the city manager for Rancho Cordova and is active in a several community organizations.
The award to Heald, a for-profit college, is particularly noteworthy because it typically goes to instructors at local community colleges. It not only calls attention to the great work that Leitner is doing, but highlights Heald College's commitment to top level instruction for all. “We are very proud of Stacy and count ourselves lucky that she brings her skill and passion for teaching to our campus every day,” said Ada Gerard, president of Heald College in Rancho Cordova.
Heald College in Portland to Host a Public Career Fair
On Monday, October 18, the Heald College campus in Portland will host a career fair that will be open to the public. More than 30 Heald employers have already signed up to participate. Participating companies include FedEx, AAA Travel, The Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Residence-Inn Marriott.
Portland has been plagued with high unemployment, which currently averages nearly 11 percent. Campus leadership hopes the career fair will not only help their students find work after they complete their programs, but also will help relieve the economic pressures being felt by other members of the community.
“We would love to have as many people as possible participate in the career fair because it will show employers that Heald College students and other Portland residents are serious about getting back to work,” said Marie Todd, director of career services.
Fresno Campus Sponsors Local Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser
The Heald College campus in Fresno sponsored a fundraising event on October 11 to benefit the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. In addition to financial support, campus leadership and students from the Construction Management program volunteered for the event.
The fundraiser was held at a local shopping center and participants had the opportunity to taste food from local restaurants, sample various wines and take advantage of special sales. Representatives from Heald College participated in media interviews to help promote a positive image of the campus to the local community.
Maria Embry Changes Lives with a Single Penny
Maria Embry, president of Heald College in Salinas, was recently recognized as the Employee of the Year for Heald College during the national Parthenon convention in Washington, D.C. This great achievement came after years of hard work and a journey that started with just a penny.
There was a time in her life when Maria thought all was lost. She had been diagnosed with cancer, laid off from her job and left to raise her six children on her own. One day it all changed when her son gave her his “lucky penny” that he had found on his way home from school. Maria’s luck began to turn around.
The next day, Maria saw a commercial for Heald College and decided that it could be the way to change her life. Maria completed her coursework in the Accounting program, received her degree, and started her career at Heald College shortly thereafter. She was promoted many times, ultimately becoming the president of the Salinas campus in 2007.
Now during every orientation, Maria shares her story with incoming students and gives each of them a “lucky penny.” During the graduation ceremonies on October 4, there was a bowl on the stage for the students to return their “lucky pennies,” which will be passed on to the next group of Heald students.
Hayward Campus Hosts Free CPR Clinic for Senior Citizens
On September 25, 2010, the Heald College campus in Hayward, Calif., hosted a free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) clinic for local senior citizens. Residents from three different senior living complexes participated in the class as part of the disaster preparedness plan for their housing units.
At the conclusion of the class, the participants walked away with the skills and confidence to better serve their communities in an emergency. Jay Henderick, the disaster preparedness coordinator for one of the complexes, commented, “I’ve taken CPR courses before but I have never attended such a comprehensive course. Our teams are much better prepared to deal with medical emergencies now thanks to your excellent trainers.”
Heald College Launches Updated Website
Heald College is proud to unveil our newly updated website designed to improve the user experience. Now visitors can easily find the information they seek through improved navigation, better organization, enhanced functionality, and new social media and search features. The site also sports a new, updated look!
In addition to the functionality and aesthetics, the site also added a new blog, a dedicated contact form for International Students, and increased server capacity. Additionally, the site features a new suite of quick-click buttons to share website pages with social media sites, easy printing, ability to apply to Heald, and a Career Planning Tool button to help students find the right program and career.
"After months of hard work, the team at Heald is proud to announce the launch of our newly updated website," said Eric Rajasalu, Heald V.P. of Marketing. "This complete redesign is the culmination of some 800 man-hours which began in January of 2010 with a six-person team made up of two copywriters, two developers and two Web designers."
"While many of the improvements to the website are on the backend and cannot be seen, you will notice an improved, updated look and feel to the site," said Rolando Mendez, CCi Senior Web Designer, who worked closely with Eric. "In addition to improved functionality, the goal of the new visual design was to improve ease-of-use, organization and consistency."
In the coming weeks, you can look forward to a student portal design update that will tie everything together with a more seamless look and feel. Additionally, our design team encourages you to visit the site regularly for more updates at http://www.Heald.edu
Heald College announces new Modesto campus
Heald College Modesto is now open! In addition to building upon Heald's 145-year education history, Heald Modesto features new medical and dental labs, new computer labs and a new 30,000-square-foot facility.
Start your education in one of Heald College Modesto's programs:
- Dental Assisting
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
- Medical Office Administration
- Business Administration
- Criminal Justice
Plus, Heald Modesto is convenient!
- Easy access from Highway 99 off the Hammett exit
- Easy access to Highways 5, 120 and 99
- 6 miles south from the Highway 120 and Highway SR 99 interchange
- Plentiful free parking
- Classrooms designed to maximize student comfort
- Learning Resource Center featuring a computer lab and opportunities for tutoring
- Free email and Internet access on campus
- Bookstore on campus
About Heald College
Heald College is a private career college that has been preparing students for rewarding careers in Healthcare, Business, Legal and Technology for over 145 years. We award Associate in Applied Science degrees, Associate of Arts degrees, Diplomas and Certificates. We offer classes during the day, evening and part-time.
Heald College holds a prestigious regional accreditation, which means you get a quality education with credits that can be transferred if you decide to pursue a bachelor's degree at a college that accepts Heald credits.*
Heald has a long and rich history in career education. In 1863, we started with one campus in San Francisco and we've expanded to 12 campuses across the western United States: Concord, Fresno, Hayward, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, Salinas, San Francisco, San Jose, Stockton, Honolulu, Portland and Modesto.
*It is always up to the receiving institution to make the final determination regarding acceptance of transfer credits and class standing.
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