"A true leader must give back, because a different world cannot be built by indifferent people." Horace Mann
West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 10, 2015
Keiser University’s mission stresses the importance of service to the community and, as a result, the West Palm Beach campus consistently engages in a variety of activities to benefit charitable organizations and causes throughout Palm Beach County.
Just last month, faculty and students engaged in a number of events throughout the community. Faculty volunteered at Quantum House and cooked for approximately 20-25 people. Quantum House is a supportive home in West Palm Beach for families whose children are receiving treatment for serious medical conditions. Radiologic Technology students and members of the Student Government Association took part in the Relay for Life walk hosted by the American Cancer Society and collectively raised over $800.
Over the years, the West Palm Beach campus has proudly supported charitable initiatives such as Operation Homefront, Palm Beach County School District, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Palm Beaches, local chapters of the national Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the American Cancer Society.
“We are fortunate to have a campus filled with students, faculty and staff with a desire to contribute and give back to the community they call home,” said Kimberly Lea, Campus President. As one of Keiser University's 15 Florida campuses, the West Palm Beach location opened in 2004 and serves nearly 1,000 students pursuing doctoral through associate degrees in fields critical to the local and state economies.
With over 20 percent of Keiser University’s (KU) 20,000 students being veterans, service members, or military family members, the partnership created between KU and Operation Homefront has been one of the most successful. Students, staff, and faculty raise tens of thousands of dollars and collect countless toys every year to provide for Florida children struggling with the absence of deployed parents during the holiday season.
As an example, Nicole Ruiz and her husband, who was medically retired from the United States Air Force after having honorably served, moved to Florida where she planned to pursue her dream of a degree in Accounting. Her decision proved to be the perfect one. She maintained a 3.95 grade point average, is the president of her Student Government Association and a graduate of the Leadership Distinction program. The Ruiz family is one of four Keiser University/Palm Beach County military families that have received homes from Operation Homefront’s generous program.
About Keiser University:
Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit University serving nearly 20,000 students offering 100 degrees at the doctoral through associate level on 17 Florida campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,500 staff and faculty. Keiser University holds Level VI accreditation signifying recognition of its expanded doctoral degree offerings.
Sixty-two percent of KU students graduate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and healthcare fields, providing the talented workforce necessary for Florida to compete globally. Statewide Keiser University campuses currently have 60 accredited programs, spanning 21 program offerings, from 18 accrediting agencies/regulatory agencies to ensure that the top industry standards are met in degrees such as nursing, occupational therapy assistant, radiologic technology, physical therapy assistant, physician’s assistant, and many others.
Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.