Kangaroos, Baby Ducks and an Alumni Tribute

It isn’t every day that you can see and pet a real kangaroo. In fact, many people go their entire lives without doing so. But for those attending Globe University-Madison East’s 5th Annual Open House, this become a reality. Brandon the Kangaroo visited campus last week as part of the fun festivities surrounding Madison East’s annual open house. Brandon is one of two kangaroos at Emily’s Ten Oaks Ranch that are educational animals and regularly visit area schools. In addition to Brandon, Emily’s Ten Oaks Ranch also brought some ducklings along for attendees to interact with.

Along with the kangaroo and ducklings, this year’s open house featured an exotic pet fair, interactive educational tables, face painting, pony rides, a bounce house, balloon animals, kids’ games, live music, free food and more.

A new addition to this year’s annual open house was a special Alumni Tribute session. During this session, Madison East alumni gathered to network, reminisce and discuss how they can be more involved with both the university and the community. They also shared some words of wisdom for current students.


Globe University-Madison East alumni

Globe University Alumni Advice to Students

Below are some of their tips for current or prospective students:

“Make it count. Be in class every week.” ~ Deanna Rego, medical assistant graduate

“Work in a group. Study groups do help.” ~ Heather McLoud, medical assistant graduate

“Nothing worth achieving comes easy. You got this.” ~ Reneiva Nelson, medical assistant graduate

“Robin and Laura will teach you skills you won’t learn anywhere else.”  ~Megan Sullivan, massage therapy graduate

“Ask for help, not just from instructors, but family.” ~Stephanie Hebel, massage therapy graduate

“Study! It will make your life and classes easier.” ~Jaimee Neerland, criminal justice graduate

“Confidence is key. Don’t have it? Fake it. Sometimes the façade becomes reality.” ~Keith Bourdon, veterinary technology graduate

This Alumni Tribute is the launchpad for a new approach to alumni involvement. The Madison East and West alumni can expect to see quarterly events and activities throughout the upcoming year.