MSC Collecting Nonperishable Food Items

Written by Dani Vetrano

Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s Plymouth campus is collecting nonperishable food items for Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP).

The Sleep Out is IOCP’s annual campaign to raise awareness of and funds for housing, employment, child care, food and transportation needs of families living in the eight communities that they serve.

The goal that IOCP has set for the 2014 Sleep Out is to raise $2 million and help 1,875 families.

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners responds to emergency needs, moves families toward stability and positive change, and engages volunteers and partners in service, leadership, and capacity building.

IOCP serves families and individuals living in Hennepin County:

  • Hamel
  • Long Lake
  • Medicine Lake
  • Medina
  • Minnetonka Beach
  • Orono
  • Plymouth
  • Wayzata

Minnesota School of Cosmetology students have a dress code: everything they wear is black. This allows for our clients to distinguish who the students are. Having a black dress code is very common in many salons. Although having the all black dress code looks very professional, at times our students like to express their own style.

For every nonperishable food item a student or staff member brings in, they are allowed one article of clothing out of dress code (but remains professional). This has been a fun way for students and staff to participate and collect food items for a great cause! W

e couldn’t have chosen a better time of year to do the collection because it helps us to remember and recognize all the things we have to be thankful for.

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Minnesota School of Cosmetology Hosts Humboldt High School Students

On the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, the Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury campus was bustling with activity. Students were arriving, instructors were getting organized and everyone was gathering for the morning meeting. This particular day was especially busy because the school was preparing for the arrival of two dozen Humboldt High School juniors and seniors.

MSC instructor, Donna Dungy, offers encouragement to the Humboldt High School students.

For four years, MSC has hosted a similar event, during which they welcome a group of at-risk students to the campus and speak to them about educational requirements and career opportunities in the beauty industry.

“You need to have respect for yourself. If you don’t respect yourself, no one else around you will either,” said Donna Dungy, MSC instructor, as she addressed the girls from Humboldt. “You need to have an A and a B plan for after you graduate high school, whether that be college or career school or trade school.”

The girls are all part of mentoring program that encourages them to do well in school in order to have a successful future. They were each paired with a student from MSC, who gave them a manicure or styled their hair. They chatted about their personal lives and why the MSC students chose to enter the field of cosmetology.

Local television station KARE 11 was also there to document the day and to learn how Dungy and MSC help with the success of local high school students.

“We give these girls the opportunity to come back every year and see how our students are succeeding,” says Dungy. “They may have started out just like them, and now they’re people who these young girls can aspire to be.”

MSC students perform manicures on the girls from Humboldt.

Giving back to the community is an integral part of the school’s mission. MSC is part of a network of career colleges, which incorporate career-focused education with applied learning to expose students to real-world working environments, while also providing them with opportunities to give back to their local communities.

Watch the full story that aired on KARE 11.

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Minnesota School of Cosmetology Gives Back to Local High Schools by Educating Students About Career Opportunities


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Students from Humboldt High School will learn about what a career in cosmetology entails

WOODBURY, Minn. (Nov. 17, 2014) – On Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon, two dozen Humboldt High School juniors and seniors will visit the Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC)-Woodbury campus to learn about careers in the beauty industry.

“We think this is a great opportunity to educate local high school students about the education requirements and possible career paths within the cosmetology industry,” says Jill Hocking, campus director for Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury. “It’s also a chance to give them some extra pampering.”

This is the fourth year the campus has done an event like this. Humboldt students will receive manicures, haircuts and hairstyles from MSC students, as well as a lunch.

Minnesota School of Cosmetology is part of a network of career colleges, which integrate career-focused education with applied learning to expose students to real-world working environments, while also providing them with opportunities to give back to their local communities. MSC has partnered with many local organizations to participate in community service events, such as Operation Glass Slipper, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day.

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The Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) provides hands-on training for careers in beauty and fashion. Working under the direct supervision of licensed instructors, students apply their skill and talent—providing high-quality, affordable services to the public. MSC has two locations: Woodbury (651-287-2180) or Plymouth (763-404-4800). MSC is part of the Globe network, a premier, family-managed system of career colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. These specialty skills colleges prepare work-ready professionals for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand fields. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world situations. For more information about Minnesota School of Cosmetology go to


Campus Preview Night

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) and Minnesota School of Business (MSB) would like to invite all high school seniors to our upcoming Campus Preview Night. Join us Tuesday, November 18th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at our Plymouth locations!Minnesota School of Cosmetology Plymouth

Curious about one of these exciting potential careers?

  • Cosmetology
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Health Fitness Specialist
  • Massage Therapy
  • Business / Accounting

Bring your family and friends to meet with our program experts and current students, take a tour of the campus and watch labs as they happen.

Check out our Financial Aid seminars discussing upcoming scholarship opportunities. Find out how you can start taking college courses now – for free!

Minnesota School of Business Plymouth

For any high school senior interested in applying, MSC and MSB will be waiving ALL enrollment fees for any 2015 graduate that applies now through November 22nd!

Find us at 1455 County Road 101 North — Plymouth, MN 55447

Have questions? Call 763-476-2000

We look forward to meeting you!