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  • In Celebrating 25 Years, Remington College - Mobile Campus Looks Forward

    In July 1986, our campus in Mobile was founded and established as the first "Southeast College of Technology." Mobile's three original program offerings were Associate of Occupational Studies degrees in Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Information Systems, and Business Administration.

    We've come a long way since then.

    This past July, after 25 years of growth and success, Remington College - Mobile Campus proudly celebrated its silver anniversary with a day of family and educational events collectively called Remington CARES.

    Roughly 500 people attended the gathering at the Campus, which was held on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Our Mobile career college showcased its students' talents and showed its support of the community in the following ways:

    • All participants helped to plan and host a bake sale, a dunk booth, and a silent auction to benefit Jessica Weller, a local teenager with Ewing's Sarcoma.
    • Our Criminal Justice students partnered with Identa-kid and offered fingerprinting for children under 18 as part of a safety identification initiative for area families. They also gave demonstrations of the Laser Shot computerized firearms training device.
    • Our Medical Assisting students conducted blood pressure and blood glucose checks for attendees.
    • Our Medical Billing and Coding group arranged for local organizations to host information booths for the community on topics such as assistance with job placement and housing.
    • Our Process Technology group created personalized dog tags for individuals who wanted them.
    • Our Cosmetology students offered face-painting for kids and mini-manicures and pedicures for attendees.

    In addition, the Mobile Campus sponsored a blood drive to support Remington College's 3 Lives campaign.

    Singer AJ Green, our 3 Lives spokesperson, performed a brief concert at noon. Green, 19, has sickle cell disease and has received more than a dozen blood transfusions as part of his treatment. He shared his story to encourage all event attendees, particularly minority donors, to give blood. All the blood donated at the event is going to benefit those in need in the local community.

    Other fun and educational activities included:

    • Visits from Big Al, the mascot for the University of Alabama; SouthPaw, the mascot for the University of South Alabama; and McGruff, the Crime Dog.
    • Family-friendly games and video game displays.
    • An antique car show.

    "We're proud to have been able to serve the Mobile community for the last 25 years by providing educational options and training people for the local workforce," said Remington College - Mobile Campus President Stephen Backman, adding, "This anniversary event was a great way for us to show how far we've come as a Campus and to say thanks to our friends and supporters in Mobile. And we look forward to continuing our relationship with the Mobile community and to seeing what great things the future may hold."