Senator Carla Nelson Tours MSB-Rochester Campus

Posted by on December 1, 2011


Cris Gore (left) Senator Carla Nelson, Shan Pollitt, Angie Helm.

State Senator Carla Nelson took time out of her busy schedule to tour MSB Rochester Campus November 21st.  The tour highlighted the many programs that MSB Rochester has to offer.  Shan Pollitt Campus Director said, “I’m pleased to say that Senator Nelson, through her supportive comments, is a proponent of the type of education we provide and my hope is that her enthusiastic support will reach the listening ears of her fellow senators and constituents.”

Senator Carla Nelson and Jodi Kaseno CMA talking

With her Master in Education and Teacher Leadership, Senator Carla Nelson felt right at home as she toured the campus engaging Instructors and students along the way.  The tour highlighted many of the hands on practices that makes Minnesota School of Business so popular with students.

Shan Pollitt went on to say, “Senator Carla Nelson’s visit to MSB-Rochester did as much to apprise Carla of how MSB provides daily “We Care” service to our students, as it did to show how much the senator, who is actively involved in the State of Minnesota education committee, already knows about the efficacy of for-profit schools like ours.”

At the end of the tour Senator Nelson sat down to discuss with veteran Neil Doyle (Olmsted County Veterans Services Supervisor) a student attending MSB-Rochester, and who two weeks prior, had the opportunity of meeting with Congressman Tim Walz and his staff regarding accusations that Private Colleges were seeking out veterans to fill a 10% requirement of funding, which ties into the ninety ten rule.  Neil Doyle said,” Although, this is a Congressional Issue I still thought it was good to speak to Senator Nelson on this topic as if funding is again cut to private colleges, it could force some Post 9-11 veterans with a lower Chapter 33 entitlement to transfer to public colleges.  In some public colleges the degree programs could take longer to complete as they may not offer as many evening courses which could cause veterans to deplete their Chapter 33 Education benefit without attaining the degree as under Chapter 33 veterans only receive 36 months of entitlement.  Should they deplete the educational benefit before attaining a degree they would seek out state educational benefits such as the MN GI Bill and State Tuition Re-imbursement if they are still serving in the National Guard.  Senator Nelson was very receptive of the concern and stated that she would be looking into the issue further.”

Sen. Nelson is the Vice Chair of the Education Committee and a member of the Jobs and Economic Growth, Capitol Investment, Agricultural and Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Committees.


For more information on Senator Carla Nelson please visit her website

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