“The world is run by those who show up,” Tom Kosel, director of government relations at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, reiterated. Not only did paralegal grads, Jennifer Dull and Amanda Rice, show up to the Minnesota Career Colleges Association (MCCA) Hill Day to tell their stories to Senator Susan Kent, but they made an impact from sharing their stories on why they chose to attend Globe University-Woodbury campus. Senator Kent was moved by hearing the struggles that led to successes from these two amazing women.
Amanda Rice, who currently works as a legal assistant at the St. Paul Attorney’s Office, spoke about how she joined the military to help her pay college and that she chose to attend Globe because of the flexible scheduling, convenient location and online learning opportunities.
“Because of the hands-on learning, small class sizes and mentoring I received from my instructors, I was given a competitive advantage within the paralegal field that led me to my current job today,” said Rice.
Jennifer Dull, who currently works as a paralegal for LeVander, Gillen and Miller P.A., shared that as an adult learner and single mom, it was critical to be able to choose a school close to home that allowed the flexibility for her to attend school and still work full-time to be able to support her family.
Dull continued by asking for Senator Kent’s support for students’ freedom in choice in higher education. “Attending a career college like Globe University was the right choice for me, and everyone should be offered the opportunity to obtain their education from the school that appeals to them,” said Dull.
Senator Kent was very thankful for our visit and asked to come and visit our campus in the summer. As a senator who is on the Higher Education and Workforce Development Division and Higher Education and Workforce Development committees, we look forward to showcasing our students and campus when she visits.
“We were able to accomplish much in 2013, but I know we must work hard to continue moving Minnesota forward,” said Kent. “By investing and making smart reforms in education in 2014, we can guarantee a bright future for Minnesota and our children.”
Purpose of MCCA Hill Day:
According to Kosel, the goal of MCCA Hill Day is to build relationships with legislators in order to communicate the value and role of career colleges in providing education to Minnesota students, and to maintain the support of state grants for our students. We are confident that Rice and Dull not only built a relationship but made a memorable impression on our local senator. We look forward to next year’s MCCA Hill Day.