Each year Globe University students travel to the Minnesota State Capitol for Minnesota Career College Association’s (MCCA) Hill Day to speak with legislators about their career college experience and share with them why they chose to attend Globe University to further their education.
This year, Globe University-Woodbury paralegal student Sarah Ehnstrom, joined by Legal Studies Program Chair Kathryn Samways, met with Representative JoAnn Ward (District 53, Woodbury) to discuss why she chose to attend Globe to pursue her Bachelor of Science in paralegal degree.
Why Attend Hill Day
“Going to the MCCA Hill Day really opened my eyes to the importance of talking to our legislators,” said Ehnstrom. “It made me realize that as American citizens, we can often take for granted the fact that we live in a country where we, the citizens, have the freedom to have a voice and make a difference.”
Ehnstrom continued by stating that when we talk to our state legislators, we give our voice a face, our concerns a body, our experiences a life, for them to connect the issue to a tangible person.
MCCA Hill Day is a great opportunity for students, alumni and others who support Minnesota’s career schools to share their stories with elected state representatives. Participating in Hill Day every year helps to ensure that career school students continue to enjoy the same choice and access to career-focused education and financial aid options afforded to all college students in Minnesota, according to MCCA.
“If something is important to you, make it important to your legislator, take the responsibility of using your voice, persistence and power of being his or her constituent to make a change that will better your life like we did at MCCA Hill Day,” said Ehnstrom.
Find your Legislator
To find the legislators in your area, visit http://www.leg.state.mn.us/ and click under “who represents me.”