CHICAGO October 20, 2009 - Zapwater Communications, Inc., the Midwest's premier boutique public relations agency, announces it has been retained by Rasmussen Inc. for marketing communications work across the organization’s operating units which include Rasmussen College and Deltakedu. Rasmussen is a premier provider of online education experiences delivering Bachelor, Associate, and Advanced degree programs through a network of online and support campuses. Zapwater has been retained to expand corporate communications for Rasmussen Inc., as well as ongoing public relations support for Rasmussen College and its 17 campuses. Zapwater has worked with Deltak for over two years and will continue to provide media and public relations support to the Rasmussen subsidiary and its partner institutions.

Rasmussen Inc. was formed in 2004 to combine its proven online education practices with established, accredited academic institutions looking to expand their reach thereby better supporting the long-term needs of their respective students, the employers of their graduates and the communities they collectively serve.

Rasmussen College is a private, regionally accredited college offering career-focused Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees. Walter Rasmussen founded the College in 1900 with a mission to deliver top-notch educational programs that answer the demands of the growing business environment.

Deltakedu has served as a silent contributor to the success of its partner institutions for more than a decade. With history dating to 1996, Deltak has become a recognized and respected industry leader in higher education. To date, the organization has collaborated with many leading institutions to support their move to offering their graduate degrees online. To date, Deltak partners offer over 75 Master’s and Doctoral degrees to students from any distance. . These prestigious institutions have been able to expand the reach of their graduate programs and increase enrollments and revenue through their relationship with Deltak.

For additional information about Rasmussen Inc., please visit http://corporate.rasmussen.edu/