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Volunteers spruce up Ready, Set, Ride in Plainfield

Diane Nowaczyk (Rasmussen College Romeoville/Joliet campus director) presents a plaque to Lisa Afshari (Ready, Set, Ride director). Also pictured are Jennifer Scholp (senior program manager), Gina Taleb (senior admissions manager), Kimberly Sorensen (student), Katie Hogue (student), Jonathan Hutcherson (program manager), Chelsey Ballard (adviser) and Staci Davis (adviser).
Diane Nowaczyk (Rasmussen College Romeoville/Joliet campus director) presents a plaque to Lisa Afshari (Ready, Set, Ride director). Also pictured are Jennifer Scholp (senior program manager), Gina Taleb (senior admissions manager), Kimberly Sorensen (student), Katie Hogue (student), Jonathan Hutcherson (program manager), Chelsey Ballard (adviser) and Staci Davis (adviser).

ROMEOVILLE – Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, hosted its ninth annual Community Service Day on July 21.

Approximately 900 employees and students from the college’s 22 campuses and three central offices participated in the national service day event in communities across the U.S.

The Rasmussen College Romeoville/Joliet campus chose Ready, Set, Ride, a therapy barn dedicated to helping children with disabilities, as the beneficiary of its service work this year.

The therapy barn educates the community about the need for special needs individuals to have a place where they do not feel judged or hindered. The barn has 11 therapy horses and allows children with disabilities to ride just like everyone else.

Students, faculty and staff did barn work and repairs for Ready, Set, Ride including sanding and painting a picnic table, weeding and planting a garden, and building a duck pen.

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