Palm Village recognized

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Mennonite retirement center recognized for aiding educators

Palm Village press release

Palm Village Retirement Community, Reedley, Calif., was a Top Ten Finalist in the 2010 Fresno Compact Awards. Palm Village received recognition for their excellence in aiding area educators at an award luncheon attended by 400 college and public school educators March 3. Palm Village is one of several retirement communities sponsored by Mennonite Brethren churches.

Palm Village was nominated by Reedley College for providing a dedicated classroom and clinical training space for college Nurse Aide coursework. With Palm Village assistance, Reedley College has grown the program to additional cohorts. David Reimer, Palm Village CEO said, “It was a tremendous honor to be selected by the high caliber of professionals associated with the Fresno Compact. Palm Village continues to enjoy having educators and students on oucampus. When educators are present, students and all workers benefit from an atmosphere of learning.”

Jan Dekker, Reedley College Dean of Instruction, said, “We are happy to partner with Palm Village. We see our relationship as a win-win proposition. Palm Village gets the help of students and a look at potential future employees. Reedley College gets a great classroom and quality clinical environment for the students."

In addition to assisting Reedley College, Palm Village provides assistance to Valley Regional Occupational Program, Visalia Adult School, and Fresno State University.

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