Rochester, MN – May 18, 2012 – Over 50 staff, faculty and students, along with Rochester community groups, hosted 22 free workshops during the first ever Community Education Day at the Minnesota School of Business – Rochester on Friday, May 18th, 2012.
Classes and seminars ranging in scope from social media to self-defense were featured throughout the day.
Students from the Veterinary Technology program conducted nail trims and hair grooming for the general public, in addition to partnering with the Hiawatha Humane Society as they spotlighted a number of puppies who are currently up for adoption.
Student and avid storm-chaser Denny Skou gave a very informative seminar on weather spotting and tracking. He attributes his experience to growing up in northern Iowa and the extreme weather conditions he encountered to what he says is his passion for weather tracking.
The Pine Island Sportsman’s Club gave a demonstration on gun safety and education, and also had a variety of weapons and hunting equipment on display for the public to view.
The Rochester Police department was on hand to answer questions in addition to conducting a canine obedience demonstration.
Campus Director Shan Pollitt said, “The diverse ideas provided by the staff, faculty and students who developed and presented the workshops for the attending public are an accurate representation of what is so encouraging and rewarding about working at the campus: MSB-Rochester has so many gifted personnel who, when asked, come together as a collective group to not only take on any and all challenges, but who also provide beneficial services to the greater Rochester community, as evidenced by our first
Community Education Day. My appreciation goes out to all of you for the hard
work and enthusiasm that you dedicated to making our “We Care” philosophy a
reality. Thank you!