It’s that time of the quarter again. The time when all the students’ hard work has paid off and they are graduating. On a rainy Thursday in June, about 40 students graduated from the Globe University-Woodbury campus at The Loft Stage at East Ridge High School in Woodbury, Minnesota.
The school auditorium was filled with family and friends supporting their loved ones who walked into the school as students and left as college graduates. The energy in the room was inspiring and the excitement of the graduates and their families echoed off of the walls.
“The graduation ceremony was one of the most meaningful graduations I have attended,” said Kaye Myhre, vice president of Globe Education Network (GEN). “The graduates showed their excitement on sharing this day with their family, friends and classmates, and all the speakers did an outstanding job of expressing just how much effort went into their accomplishment, and how meaningful it was for them and their families. I don’t question their success in the years to come because of their determination. I was so proud of our instructors and our staff for making this day such a memory for everyone.”
We wanted to capture what the students were feeling about graduating and their experience as students at the Globe University-Woodbury campus. Therefore, we received quotes from a handful of graduates moments before the ceremony began.
“You are never too old to learn or get a degree,” said Tina Keyport, criminal justice graduate. “If I can do it, so can you!”
“Globe was great! I had so much fun learning, and the instructors were awesome,” said Jacy Houle, veterinary technology graduate.
“My experience at Globe University-Woodbury was life changing,” said Brittany McGree, medical assistant graduate. McGree continued by stating she gained a vast amount of knowledge as well as friendships.
“Going to Globe University was amazing,” said Samantha Koss, massage therapy graduate. “I loved how they work with your schedule and make you feel at home. You definitely make a second family here.”
According to Michelle Kowalski, massage therapy graduate, she did this for her kids, and it was a great experience.
“I knew the moment I walked through the door that Globe University was the right school for me,” said Andrea Honda, medical assistant graduate.
“Globe offered the perfect small class size, which made me feel more liable for my learning and my classmates learning,” said Mai Yang, medical assistant graduate. “Also all the hands-on activities helped sharpen my skills and prepare me for my chosen career field.”
“I loved my IMGD instructors! They made it super fun and informational, and they gave me something to really look forward to in my future,” said Amy Fick, interactive media and graphic design (IMGD) graduate.
“Now that I am graduating with a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree, I am here to say how impressed I am with the quality of Globe University’s MBA program,” said Matt Davis, MBA graduate and Globe University-Woodbury instructor.”I have learned so many things throughout this program; much of it applicable to business, all of it applicable to life. I will be forever grateful to the many instructors who challenged me, who questioned me, and who provided me with their unique skill set from which to learn.”
Globe University celebrates graduation each quarter (four times per year) by hosting a graduation ceremony at local high schools.
“Graduation is a special time for the staff and faculty,” said Teresa Obinger, director of career services, who plans and directs the quarterly graduations. “It is a time for us to celebrate and reflect on how we as a college have helped theses students prepare for their dream careers.”
Kaye Myhre said that one of her favorite quotes is from Walt Disney. He said, “All our dreams can come true…if we have the courage to pursue them.”
Congratulations graduates, and good luck in your future endeavors!