On October 4-5, 2013, staff and students from ACC Ontario’s Optical Dispensing program attended the International Vision Expo & Conference West in Las Vegas. The International Vision Expo & Conference West is the largest ophthalmic conference in the world! The event incorporates many different elements of the ophthalmic industry, including the technical, medical, and business side of optometry.
Some conference highlights included the following:
· Designs in fashion from both established and up-and-coming brands
· Technology in lenses
· Technology in diagnostic equipment
· Continuing education for various certifications and licenses
ACC Ontario students attended this conference in order to truly grasp how large and influential the ophthalmic industry is, to network, to gather information, and in order to start planning the direction of their careers.
Thank you to Anthony Alaniz, Optical Dispensing Program Director at ACC Ontario for making this all happen!
If you loved playing in the mud when you were a kid, then the Defenders Dash Mud Run in Riverside was the place to be on Saturday, September 14, 2013! Students from ACC Ontario’s Massage Therapy program volunteered their efforts and time at the run by providing massages to those who participated in the event.
The Defenders Dash Mud Run is sponsored by the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and benefits the Arthritis Foundation Inland Empire, Special Olympics Southern California – Inland Empire Region, and Dominic Durden Memorial Scholarship via Riverside Community College District. The course was just over a 5k; about 3.29 miles and was held at the Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center located at 16791 Davis Avenue, Riverside, CA 92518. The obstacles included walls, hill climbs, cargo nets, slides, mud pits, and more!!!
Thanks to the following students for sharing their time and talents: Adriana Baldenegro, Damaris Garcia, Krista James, Luis Munoz, Yolanda Ramos, Kylie Southward, and Alex Tamayo-Infante, and Andrew Wood.
On Saturday, August 31, 2013, eight Massage Therapy students from American Career College’s Ontario campus donated their time and hands by giving massages to the staff and residents of Heritage Park Nursing Center in Upland, California. The Massage Therapy students had a wonderful time massaging while listening and sharing stories with the residents of the nursing center. Staff and residents of Heritage Park Nursing Center in Upland have asked that our Massage Therapy students return as soon as possible!
We would like to thank Heritage Park Nursing Center in Upland for allowing American Career College to take part in this wonderful experience!
A special thanks to the following students for sharing their time and talents: Diego Castro, Krista James, Juddy Marling, Amber Rodriguez, Nicole Salazar, Stacy Smith, Kylie Southward, and Alex Tamayo-Infante.
To learn more about American Career College’s Massage Therapy program, call us at 888-400-4974!
On August 3-4, 2013, forty-seven ACC Ontario Massage Therapy students participated in American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. This is the fourth year that the students have been involved with “The Relay”. Students performed over 150 massages on both cancer survivors as well as caregivers and other supporters of the event. They were scheduled in four hours shifts with several staying many more hours than requested, and some staying all 24 hours!
A personal thanks to instructors Don Brown, Tamika Harris, Delfina Martinez and Jackie Rangel who were also there to help guide our amazing students. Other heroes: Amanda Ramos, Negin Dashti, Robert Lora and Maria (Maru) Ramirez who made sure we had everything we needed for the event.
Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in this wonderful cause!
On Monday, May 20, 2013, Massage Therapy students from American Career College’s Ontario campus volunteered their hands and time by giving massages to golf players at the 19th Annual 9-1-1 for Kids Celebrity Classic Tournament. This tournament was hosted by Tim Brown & Kathy Ireland and took place at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, CA. Each American Career College participant was presented with a Certificate of Participation by Kathy Ireland.
9-1-1 for Kids is a public safety education training program designed to reduce high numbers of non-emergency calls made to 9-1-1. Read more about the organization here: http://www.911forkids.com/
Thank you to 9-1-1 for Kids for allowing ACC to be part of this wonderful cause and thank you to all ACC students who volunteered!