Apollo College and Western Career College Invite Students to Vote for New Scrub Colors

Apr 29, 2010 (04:04 PM EDT)

New look will be part of upcoming transition to Carrington College(TM) name change

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo College and Western Career College announced a social media promotion encouraging students to vote for the color of  new scrubs, which will be introduced when the Colleges are renamed Carrington College™ and Carrington College™ California in June. The campaign will run April 26-May 13, with the winning color announced on the Carrington College Facebook page at For details regarding the upcoming name change, visit

"We have sought feedback from all constituents in our college communities in planning and implementing the name change," said George Montgomery, president of U.S. Education, the parent organization for both colleges. "When we announced the name change in March, the most frequently asked questions from our students were 'What will happen with our scrubs? What will be the color of our new scrubs?' We realized this was an important concern and we wanted to coordinate a more extensive feedback process."

The campaign includes campus posters, Twitter and Facebook updates and on-site mannequins, all directing students to visit to vote for one of five color options.

For more information about the degree and certificate programs or to register for classes call (888) 720-5014 or visit or

About Apollo College

Apollo College is a leading provider of career-focused, outcome-based post-secondary education in health care and related fields. The school operates online and at ten campuses throughout the Western U.S. that offer practical, real-world education and hands-on experiences. The Apollo campuses are located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. For more information about Apollo College, visit

About Western Career College

Western Career College is a leading provider of educational programs in California that lead to careers in fields such as nursing, dental hygiene, dental assisting, medical assisting, pharmacy technology, diagnostic medical sonography, veterinary technology, criminal justice and graphics and drafting. The nine California Western Career College locations are in Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Stockton, San Leandro, Emeryville, Antioch, San Jose, Pleasant Hill and Pomona. Western Career College is regionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC-WASC). For more information about Western Career College, visit

Apollo College and Western Career College are subsidiaries of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services.

SOURCE Apollo College; Western Career College