A Day of Painting, Cleaning and Reading Draws Smiles All Around

Globe University-Green Bay staff and students volunteered their time at the Cerebral Palsy Center, more commonly known as the CP Center, on May 17. Every year, all Globe University campuses participate in Community Service Day to give back to the communities where staff, faculty and students live, work and play.

Community Service Day

Debby Bierhals, vet tech instructor, paints edging at the CP Center.

We were grateful to have Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch involved in our Community Service Day. She met with Globe University employees to discuss the impact our organization makes in the community and state-wide. Lt. Governor Kleefisch then met with CP Center staff and took a tour of the facility to learn about the wonderful services they provide to Northeast Wisconsin residents.

Despite the rainy day, our work brought out laughter and love at the CP Center by transforming the childcare center.

Painting a Fresh Look

Several teams of Globe University-Green Bay employees and students worked to tape, paint and hand-brush the border along the classrooms. Another team painted an interior hallway that needed some TLC.

Cleaning, Scrubbing and Sanitizing

Sanitizing toys, cubbies, chairs, tables and more was the task of our second team. As you can see in the picture, Suzette Plemel, our executive massage therapy program chair, had a little too much fun with the dinosaurs!

Playing With the Children

Some of our staff opted to assist with the children in day care by providing help with arts and crafts, reading books and spending time with the children.

The Importance of Supporting Our Community


“The great thing about Globe University is that we don’t just dedicate one day out of the year to supporting our community, but we integrate it into our schedules for both staff and students to truly make an impact,” said Nicole Virant, community manager at Globe University-Green Bay.

Community Service Day

Amy Murphy, community outreach specialist at the CP Center, said, “It is amazing what a difference a group of people can make! Thanks to our dear friends at Globe University. In less than four hours, the Common Paths Early Education and Care Center at the CP Center experienced a total makeover. The halls were cleaned, the 3- and 4-year-old classrooms were given a fresh coat of paint, and all the chairs and toys were sanitized!”