Academy Newsletter

Welcome to the first quarterly Grifols Academy newsletter. In this edition, you can read about all of the activities, training, and events from January through March.

The first quarter of 2017 included a lot of firsts for the Grifols Academy!

  • First Quarterly Newsletter
  • First Aurora Repair training
  • First Next Gen training
  • First Pride & Passion presentations by Academy
  • First hosting of Divisional meetings under the new monthly format

Academy on Wheels

As part of the ongoing commitment to the new centers that are opening, the Grifols Academy conducted the Welcome to Grifols sessions in Fairless Hills, Houma, Opelika, Mission, and Upland. In total, more than 115 attendees learned about the Grifols organization, products, customer service principles, and community relations.

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Academy Newsletter

The Academy would like to say Thank You to our devoted Instructors and Board members who have helped support the Academy training and initiatives throughout the 2017 academic year. We look forward to working with everyone during the New Year.

We would also like to say thank you for the warm welcomes received during the instructions of the Welcome to Grifols at our newly opened donation centers.

This training program is to enhance new employee's knowledge of the History of Grifols, develop Customer Service awareness, provide information on Plasma Derived Products, and instruct on how to be a good neighbor through Community Relations training.

Jeffrey Modell Foundation

Carmen Araujo, Administrative Training Specialist, accompanied by Joe Zuraw, Sr. Director of Patient Relations, recently hosted a tour of the Grifols Academy and the Glendale Donation Center to Fred and Vicki Modell, the founders of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation.

  Fred and Vicki established the Jeffrey Modell Foundation in memory of their 15 year old son who passed away from complications of Primary Immunodeficiency.  During the tour, Fred and Vicki Modell were able to recognize many historical displays in the Academy after having the opportunity to visit the Grifols Museum in Barcelona Spain.

  The Modell family conveyed to Carmen their thanks to all of the donors for their continued contributions as well as all of the Grifols associates for their hard work.  Carmen stated "Vicki became emotional just watching in appreciation, being able to witness all of the people who are involved in the donation process".  The tour ended with the introduction of the Modell family to a gentlemen who has been committed to the donation process for 20 years.  At the conclusion of the tour, Carmen stated:

I love my job!


The Grifols Academy has applied to have its online self-study classes approved for accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).

Such accreditation is a mark of prestige and a testament to the quality of the educational offerings of the institutions ACCET recognizes.

The Grifols Academy onsite offerings have already been accredited by ACCET, and the inclusion of online classes under this approval will serve to further demonstrate the continuing development of the Academy as a leading provider of professional development in the plasma industry.

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November Newsletter

As we wind down at the end of the year, the Academy would like to wish you a Wonderful Holiday and New Year!!

The Academy would also like to Thank all of our amazing instructors for such a great year!!

Instructor's Recognition Corner

We would like to start introducing you to our instructional staff and will start off with Ron Crawford who teaches the European Inspection Class and Jeff Kaihewalu who instructs the Leader as Coach and Logistics classes.


The Academy is closing out the year with mind blowing numbers for online completions. 15,951 Completions to date!!


October – November 2016 the Academy had 11 classes, 2 Welcome to Grifols Center openings and 2 CLDP Classes this month with 254 Attendees!!

College for America recently conducted a webinar session to discuss workforce talent and development. Jennifer Tryon Hornaday, Manager of our Indianapolis campus, presented as a panelist on the webinar and discussed the use of tuition assistance to improve work force development for businesses.

Jennifer also shared the successes of our students who have enrolled in College for America.


26 Grifols Associates have earned

27 Degrees through College for America programs

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