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Southern Technical College Contributes to the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Effort

Orlando, FL – (Oct. 26, 2015) – The Orlando campus of Southern Technical College, “Southern Tech,” made a contribution recently to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Metro Orlando, which is part of the area’s American Cancer Society (ACS).

In total, $231 was donated to support the annual Pinktober campaign that culminates Saturday, Oct. 31 with a walk in downtown Orlando. The funds were raised during a “pink day” on the campus where everyone was encouraged to wear pink and learn about breast cancer.

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Pictured, left, Christy Clelland, the Senior Community Manager for the Special Events Division of the ACS, accepts the donation from, let to right, Southern Tech’s Lori Rutland, Director of Career Services, Martin Levert, Executive Director, and Orvin Vargas, Career Services Advisor.

“Our campus was proud to pitch in and ‘go pink’ for such a worthy cause,” said Levert. “We raised awareness and funds to help in the fight against this disease that impacts so many lives.”

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About Southern Technical College (www.southerntech.edu)

Founded in 2000, Southern Technical College is a career education school dedicated to providing students with the best possible career training and education in a student-centered environment. It was founded to combine traditional and job-practical teaching techniques in the areas of allied health sciences and applied technology. Delivered in a dynamic and professional environment, the curricula are designed to deliver intensive, hands-on training in core technical areas in combination with communication skills, interpersonal skills and a broad-based general education. Southern Tech is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE) and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Associate degrees in Surgical Technician at the Fort Myers, Tampa and Port Charlotte campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and the Health Information Management associate degree program at the Fort Myers campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).