At the Capital: Globe Students Speak Out

“Education is in a state of transition,” said Senator Shelia Harsdorf at the Wisconsin Council for Independent Education (WCIE) Hill Day. Globe University-La Crosse graduates are helping lead that transition. Representing the voice of the university, graduates Courtney Newton and Michelle Hanson traveled to the Capital in Madison to share their stories with their legislators.

Globe students and staff visit the Capitol for Hill Day.

“Just Like Us”

“The people in our capital are normal people just like us,” explained Newton, a Globe criminal justice degree graduate. Newton, along with Hanson, visited with multiple Wisconsin Representatives and Senators at the Annual WCIE Hill Day, a day set aside for career colleges, like Globe University-La Crosse, to share their unique stories with legislators. “It was awesome to meet our legislators and speak on behalf of the Globe University student body,” shared Hanson, a medical assistant degree graduate. “As a former student, I feel it’s important for our legislature to know the true value of the education we receive at Globe and that our education extends beyond the classroom into our careers.”

Career College Success

Both students were successful in finding meaningful employment before graduating Globe-La Crosse. With the assistance of faculty, the career services team, and their dedication and hard work, Newton and Hanson are very happy with their careers. Newton was hired as a Correctional Officer with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections at the New Lisbon Correctional Institution. This is a perfect match for her criminal justice degree—which she’s continuing to pursue at Globe. As a Medical Assistant with Mayo Clinic in Tomah, Wis., Hanson enjoys going to her job every day and is looking forward to growing in her role with added safety and quality assurance responsibilities. A terrific role for her.

Students and staff were able to visit with Senator Jennifer Shilling.

Why Globe Works

Sharing their stories with their representatives, the graduates explained why Globe, a career college, worked for them. “Globe is an innovative university using the latest technology, instructors that live and work in the community we are training for, and applied learning projects to prepare us the best way possible for the ever changing demands of the workforce,” expressed Hanson.

Both students detailed how they found success at Globe. Newton is particularly appreciative for the bonds she formed with her criminal justice instructors, and how they guided her into terrific volunteer opportunities, took her and other students on field trips of correctional facilities, and helped her build her career goals.

The graduates were grateful to meet face-to-face and share their stories with Senator Jennifer Shilling and Representatives Jill Billings and Steve Doyle. In addition, they met with staff for Representatives Amy Sue Vruwink and Ed Brooks. “They are human beings interested in the stories of students and how we value our education,” concluded Hanson.