On January 3, Globe University-Green Bay and Appleton held a graduation ceremony for 35 graduates! Congratulations to the graduates, and to your families and friends for supporting you through your educational journey! Globe staff and faculty are proud of your accomplishments and we look forward to hearing about your continued success!
Dr. David Metzen, Globe University Provost, and student speakers Sally Wouters and Tina Panske gave all of us thoughts to ponder and apply in our lives, from what makes a leader to facing obstacles head-on with a smile to challenging us to define “remarkable” in our lives and being a role model for others.
Out of the 35 graduates, 20 of them were from the Green Bay campus! Mark Taggart, Globe-Green Bay career services coordinator, captured some of our graduates’ thoughts and feelings about their special evening and what it meant to them.
As you read through the comments, there’s a great sense of pride, accomplishment, and excitement for the future!
Graduate Sandy Roeser, veterinary technician, mentioned that she was “pumped because her mom and husband were here to cheer her on.”
Jennifer Johnson, a medical assistant graduate, expressed her feelings in one word, “EXCITED!”
Many graduates were checking and rechecking how to shake hands while grabbing their diplomas and gifts – not to mention ensuring they knew how to walk on stage to avoid that dreaded trip!
Denise Laurent, accounting graduate, led the graduates in the procession to the traditional song, Pomp and Circumstance. Her comment was, “I just hope that I led everyone in the right direction!” And she did! Great job Denise!
Though many graduates were just thinking about getting through the ceremony, two graduates, Kelly Van Der Wegen, medical assistant, and Tina Panske, paralegal, were thinking about their upcoming interviews the next day.
We are still waiting to hear the outcomes, but as Kelly commented, “I WILL get this job!” And that is our hope, at Globe University-Green Bay for all of our students! We want them to successfully complete their programs and gain the confidence they need to be selected for a position in their chosen fields.
Graduates Sara Monnette, paralegal, and Tori Heidorn, medical assistant, set a goal of being employed before graduation and they did it! They are both employed in their chosen professions and “loving it!”
Some graduates, like Kevin Bowman, who earned an associate degree in business administration, is continuing on with his education. Why? According to him, “he can’t get enough of it.”
Again, the staff and faculty at Globe University-Green Bay are proud of our graduates. You all are ready to go out, reach your goals and make the life you dreamed about a reality!
As Rochelle Perry, medical assistant graduate, commented, “Life is a garden, so dig it!”
Green Bay Campus Graduates
Associate in Applied Science
Kelly Van Der Wegen*+
Bachelor of Science
*Denotes students graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.5-3.99.
+Denotes Student Ambassador
Written by Jackie Doperalski, Director of Career Services, Globe University-Green Bay