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Free Tax Preparation for 2016 Taxes

Empire College accounting students provide free tax preparation

For the eighth consecutive year, Empire College accounting students and faculty will be assisting United Way of the Wine Country in delivering free income tax services to low-to-moderate income residents through the Earn it! Keep It! Save It! (EKS)/Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. In order to participate in this unique, hands-on learning opportunity, each student has become IRS certified in advanced tax preparation.

Empire College Earns White House Recognition 4th Year in a Row

Empire College White House Recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 10/3/16

SANTA ROSA, CA - For the fourth consecutive year, Empire College has been named to President Obama’s 2015 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. The honor roll program annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing students on a lifelong path of civic engagement.

Finley Foundation Gifts $100,000 to Empire College Foundation

General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

Good news for those thinking about studying for their General Equivalency Diploma! The Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation recently gifted $100,000 to the Empire College Foundation for the furtherance of the College’s free General Education Diploma (GED) preparation program for the public. The program was initially funded by a $250,000 donation to the Empire College Foundation from the estate of former Empire College board member, businessman, and civic leader Evert Person.

Join Us at the Informational Law Seminar - August 22

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Empire Law School Alumni Sam Daw and Karin Stoeckenius

Attorneys Samuel Daw and Karin Stoeckenius will be featured speakers at the Empire College School of Law informational seminar on Monday, August 22, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Empire College campus.

Join Us at the Informational Law Seminar - April 25

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Empire Law School Alumni Jessalee Mills and Daryl Reese

Attorneys Jessalee Mills and Daryl Reese will be featured speakers at the Empire College School of Law informational seminar on Monday, April 25, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Empire College campus.        

Donated, Refurbished Computers Benefit the Community

Empire College technology student rebuilds computer

Hardware instructor Scott Wilcox has given away many small items as needed by tech students and has picked up recycled equipment to help the person/company dispose of items and help others. This has led to a recycling and donation system that has provided his students in Empire's information technology programs with computers that can be used to build a network at home.

Empire College Technology Students

Free Tax Preparation Available

Empire College accounting students offer free tax preparation

For the seventh consecutive year, Empire College accounting students and faculty will be assisting United Way of the Wine Country in delivering free income tax services to low-to-moderate income residents through the Earn it! Keep It! Save It! (EKS)/Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. In order to participate in this unique, hands-on learning opportunity, each student has become IRS certified in advanced tax preparation.

Agricultural Law and Environmental Compliance Clinic Opens

Empire College School of Law has added a seventh legal clinic that will offer assistance to the public at no charge. The new Agricultural Law and Environmental Compliance Clinic will be supervised by Professor Tina Wallis, Esq.

Clinic Services

The first area of service that will be offered is assistance with claims requirements, such as:

Empire Board Honored with Jefferson Award

Jefferson Award

The Empire College Board of Directors has been selected as a Sonoma County recipient of the 2015 Jefferson Award for “Excellence in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement” and will be honored, along with four other recipients, during a regular meeting of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, November 3, at 9 a.m. The 2015 recipients are:

Is Your Interview Suit Ready?

Empire College Job Fair

Is your interview suit ready? Empire's Career Fair will be here in two short days!

*This* Thursday is your opportunity to network, find a future employer and support the Valley Fire Fund.

Empire College will be donating $2 for every student who comes to the Fair! We will also have a donation box thanks to Redwood Credit Union.

Details:
Empire’s Career Fair
Thursday, September 24th
Time: 3 - 5 pm

Empire College Job Fair