In the spirit of the holiday season, Rasmussen College’s Mission and Service Council asked each of its campuses and offices to support a local nonprofit organization of their choice.
Sara Ross, a recent Rasmussen College Law Enforcement graduate, undergoes a major career change. With the support of her family, Ross, a teacher in the St. Paul Public School system, decided to pursue her livelong dream of becoming a police officer.
Twin Cities criminal justice student Anthony Kapets never thought he'd go to college. In fact, he says the idea seemed downright preposterous, admitting that he far from a model student in high school. But years later, after two enlistments in the military, Kapets is now on the front lines of a college education.
Nothing gets a person's priorities in line like becoming a parent. Knowing that you're going to be responsible for the life of another human being puts a good deal of pressure on you to not only get by, but thrive. After all, someone else will be counting on you soon. Twin Cities design student Adam Leonhardt has used that pressure as a motivation to push himself toward earning his degree and setting a solid foundation for his young family. This is how Rasmussen College has helped Leonhardt lay that foundation.
Frederich Nietzsche really was on to something when he wrote: "What does not kill me, makes me stronger." Twin Cities-based paralegal student, Jennifer Smith Van Nest, is a great example of that-a difficult divorce and legal battle for custody of her daughter could have broken her spirit; instead she used it as fuel in her pursuit of a paralegal associate degree.
Recently, several co-workers and I participated in Rasmussen College's Community Service Day. It gave team members from every campus the opportunity to give back to the community by participating in a local community service event.