Mary O’Brien Named 2018 Financial Aid Professional of the Year
October 15, 2018
Empire College’s Director of Financial Aid Mary O’Brien has been named the 2018 Norma Ford Financial Aid Professional of the Year. The Norma Ford Award is presented by the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools to an excellent financial aid professional in honor of CAPPS financial aid trainer and board member Norma Ford who passed […]Read More
Faculty Profile: Alyson Brisco, Medical Instructor
August 29, 2018
Excerpt from Alyson Brisco’s Faculty Speech at the 2018 Commencement ExercisesFourteen years ago I was sitting on this stage, excited to be graduating, but also a little terrified to be graduating. I had done it. I made it through all of my classes and now it was time to go out and apply everything I […]Read More
Empire Paralegal Graduate Awarded Nation’s Top Honor for Community Service
August 8, 2018
Congratulations to Empire College paralegal graduate Andrea Hernandez Dominguez, who has received national recognition from the White House for her volunteer service of more than 100 hours as a legal translator at the Sonoma County Small Claims Advisory Clinic. As the second-ever Empire College recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, she was recently presented […]Read More
Advantages of Earning a Specialized Degree in Sonoma County
August 1, 2018
When deciding on a college to attend, there are many factors to consider. Most prospective students make a “pros and cons” list to help make sense of such a huge decision. It can be tempting to look at a university farther away – the idea of building an exciting life outside of Sonoma County. However, staying local holds many benefits for one’s future.
There are financial advantages to already being in Sonoma County – if you are able to stay local, you can save yourself the stress of long-distance travel or dorm fees. Staying in Sonoma County also means possible qualification for local or community grants. From the Community Foundation of Sonoma County, for example, the Michael F. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship Fund offers a $2,500 scholarship to a law student from Sonoma County.