Congratulations to Jamesa Black, Globe University-Green Bay’s February Student of the Month! Jamesa is in the veterinary technology program and hopes to make a difference in the lives of pets as she fulfills her childhood dream of working with animals. She was nominated for continuing to serve as a mentor and student ambassador while she completes her externship, auditing courses to ensure her success in the field, and being a great example and role model for other students.
Jamesa will receive a certificate, be featured on a bulletin board on campus and on social media, and best of all – receive a front row parking spot for the entire month!
Learn more about Jamesa and her journey through the veterinary technology program below:
Why did you chose the vet tech program?
I chose the veterinary technology program because it has been my childhood dream to work with animals and make a difference in their lives
Why did you choose Globe University?
I saw an advertisement that Globe offered the veterinary technology program. After doing some research I found out that the veterinary technology program at Globe is accredited by the AVMA, so I reached out to admissions and started the process of pursuing my dream.
Favorite part of the program?
Getting hands-on experience.
Most interesting thing you have learned during your time here at Globe?
The scope of responsibility and career options I have as a veterinary technician.
What do you want potential students to know about Globe’s veterinary technology program or going back to school in general?
The veterinary technology program requires a lot of hard work and is demanding, but the reward is worth it.
What do you do to stay motivated?
I remember why I started. I believe this career is my purpose.
Who are your biggest supporters with school and why?
I have been so fortunate to be surrounded by a lot of people that have been supportive before and during my time at school. My family, friends, classmates, and coworkers are just a few. They have supported my decision to go after my dream. They have motivated and encouraged me when I needed it. They have been my sounding board, and they have been forgiving when I’m cranky from stress and lack of sleep. A large part of my success as a student has come directly from their support.
What are you most proud of so far academically?
Passing all of my classes the first time. At the end of each quarter, I get the satisfaction that all of the hard work, sleepless nights, and blood, sweat and tears have paid off.
What has been your biggest challenge?
Adjusting my personal life, which included finding a new job that would allow me time to go to school.
What do you do for fun?
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, being out in nature, photography, and reading. It’s hard to find time to do all of that during the quarter, but I try to set aside a little time to do something I enjoy.
If you could spend 24 hours with anyone, who would it be and why?
Michelle Staedler. She is a sea otter research coordinator at Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. She has decades of experience studying sea otters. I would love to learn a fraction of what she knows directly from her.
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake…” Martin Luther King Jr.