On Wednesday, April 25th, from the Globe – Green Bay campus, Christina Johnson(Campus Librarian), Jenni Derpinghaus (MA Externship Coordinator), and Rachael
Swanson (Criminal Justice student), headed to Madison for the Wisconsin Council
for Independent Education (WCIE) Hill Day 2012. Among additional representatives from various Wisconsin Globe campuses, as well as other schools similar to Globe, they spent the morning listening to several presentations about current bills affecting the private/for-profit schools that we are part of. Some of the speakers included Representative Steven Nass and Senator Luther Olsen. Following the speakers was an overview about the legislative meetings that would be held. Everyone then went over to the capitol building for their scheduled meetings.
As ambassadors of the Globe – Green Bay Campus, and of WCIE for the day, Christina, Jenni, & Rachael had two scheduled appointments together with legislators. Their
first meeting was with Dana, a staffer for Senator Cowles, and the second meeting was with Representative Jim Steineke. In their meetings they mentioned why they were there and introduced Globe University. They discussed Globe’s history, mission, student population, community engagement, the real world experience of Globe’s faculty, and the various advantages of why students choose this school and how Globe positively impacts
the local Wisconsin economy. Rachael Swanson, a Globe – Green Bay CJ student, talked about her experience at Globe and why she chose this school for her education. She talked about how the flexibility of classes, small class sizes, individual attention in and out of the classroom, faster pace of twelve week quarters, continuous school year, and the “We Care” attitude of Globe suited her style of learning.
The ladies received a welcoming reception from both Senator Cowles staff and Representative Steineke. They extended an invitation to both Senator Cowles and Representative Steineke to visit the Globe – Green Bay campus to learn more about the school, the students Globe serves, and the positive impact the school has on our communities in Wisconsin.