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Bryant & Stratton College's newly certified members of Chesterfield County's "Community Emergency Response Team" are (from left): DitaMichelle Terry, Aaron Settle, Kristie Patrick-Austin, Felica Griffin and Nishone Powell.
(March 10, 2014) -- Five Bryant & Stratton College associates have received Certificates of Achievement as new members of Chesterfield County's Community Emergency Response Team - CERT, for short.
CERT training imparts critical emergency skills necessary to complement the work of County emergency services during major disasters. CERT volunteers learn to provide help for co-workers, citizens, community and family members whenever and wherever they are needed.
The College's new CERT members will augment the work of Bryant & Stratton College's safety committee, which conducts drills each year for its students and staff.
"The safety of our students and staff is paramount at Bryant & Stratton College," said Campus Director Joette Lehberger, "and we congratulate our five associates for their willingness to undergo the CERT training necessary to receive their certificates. They are now an integral part of our ongoing safety activities as well as qualified to assist in emergencies in the communities we are proud to serve."
Chesterfield County's CERT training is free and available throughout the year. The training teaches volunteers how to react in emergencies of all kinds, including terrorism, technological disasters and severe weather. Interested citizens may receive additional information by calling 804-751-CERT or emailing CERT@chesterfield.gov.
Beth Murphy, Director of Virginia Colleges - 804-745-2444
Joette Lehberger, Richmond Campus Director - 804-745-2444
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About Bryant & Stratton College:
Founded in 1854, Bryant & Stratton College has built its reputation and success on a commitment to excellence and high standards. We're proud to be regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Bryant & Stratton College has campus locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skills Center. For over 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has offered students access to career-relevant education leading to bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificates in the fields of business, criminal justice, design, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, paralegal studies and information technology. General information can be found on the college′s website at https://www.bryantstratton.edu.