Education: The Best Investment a Person Can Make

Picture1Globe University-Woodbury Financial Aid Manager, Holly Weberg, believes that investing in an education is by far the best investment a person can make.  Going to college is an investment you make in yourself.  The devotion of time, effort and resources to accomplish the goal of obtaining the education of your choice opens doors and opportunities beyond belief.

Holly is a graduate of both Minnesota School of Business and Globe University. She has been with Globe and MSB since 2012 in a variety of financial aid positions.

Holly’s departmental goal for her students is to assist them in making a change in their own life. The Financial aid department supports all students in their dreams of achieving a college education.

“Holly is a pure joy to have on our team,” Globe University-Woodbury Campus Director, Lisa Palermo, said. “Her creativity mixed with her can-do attitude inspires those around her, making her an asset to our campus and students.”

Now that you learned a little more about Holly’s position and outlook on education, it’s time to learn some fun facts about Holly.

Fun Facts About Holly:

What is the strangest talent you have? I feel like I am a Jill of all trades and certainly master of none. I really enjoy home projects, renovations, welding, wood working, auto, cooking, etc. I can pretty much cook a meal, fix the roof, install a faucet or light fixture and change the oil on my car.

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

  1. Finish going to every place in the Caribbean named in the song “Kokomo” by the Beach Boys. Per the song I have been to 40 percent of the places, but I have been to many other places not in the song.
  2. Own a Cabin up north somewhere on a lake with a sauna and great views. I would love to fall asleep to the sound of the water and wake up to the sound of loons.
  3. Eventually, get to the other side of the “pond” and see as much of Europe as I can, especially a tour of Highclere Castel that was featured in Downton Abbey.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you? I was going to be an auto mechanic right out of high school and had earned college credit while I was still in high school.

What would a “perfect” day look like for you? Wake up on vacation and have nothing to do but enjoy the sun and the beach.

What is one thing you can’t live without? Electricity. We go camping a lot each summer and our campsite always has to have an electrical hook up at least. That way I can plug in my mini-fridge.

What are two of your pet peeves? Whining and jealousy.

Do you have any strange phobias? Yes, I am very superstitious and will never split the pole, tip the salt or, pick up a penny if it is not heads up.

If you could choose any superpower, what would it be? Flying. I would save so much money on gas and car insurance, plus airfare if I wanted to go somewhere.

Holly’s Takeaway:

“Education is the key to making a change in the world,” Holly said. “Whether you are younger or older the power of education can never be taken away from you and only you have the power to utilize what you learn.”