Globe University-La Crosse Faculty Feature: Dawn Boayue!

With this fun blog series, readers can get to know more about Globe University-La Crosse’s stellar Faculty! This blog highlights Faculty Member Dawn Boayue!

Dawn Boayue, Medical Assistant Program Chair, receiving an award from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools for Globe University-La Crosse after a terrific accreditation evaluation visit.

Dawn Boayue, Medical Assistant Program Chair, receiving an award from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools for Globe University-La Crosse after a terrific accreditation evaluation visit.

What is your role at Globe University-La Crosse?

I am the Medical Assistant Program Chair. My role as a Program Chair includes a variety of duties. I teach the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Review Class and prepare students for their certification exam after graduation. I am consistently looking for new clinical sites for new placement for externship and place students every quarter at sites to compete their 240 hours of clinical experience. I provide support for applied learning initiatives within the program and develop training for new faculty. I am always looking for opportunities for professional and personal growth for myself, faculty, and students.
Dawn Boayue
How long have you been with Globe University-La Crosse?
Dawn Boayue
I have been with Globe since we opened in October of 2009. I started as an adjunct instructor teaching Introduction to Clinical Skills while working as a full-time Medical Assistant at Gundersen Lutheran in the Neurosciences Department. After one quarter as an adjunct, I was asked if I would be interested in the Program Chair role. I was excited for an opportunity to continue teaching and share my experiences with my students, along with growing the Medical Assistant Program.
Dawn Boayue

Dawn Boayue volunteering at the YWCA for the Globe University-La Crosse Community Service Day.

Dawn Boayue volunteering at the YWCA for the Globe University-La Crosse Community Service Day.

What do you enjoy most about at Globe University-La Crosse?

Dawn Boayue
I LOVE coming to work every single day. I feel supported by all of my colleagues and really like the culture here at the La Crosse Campus. However, what I love the most is the interaction I have with my students. I am always amazed at the personal growth and professionalism that I see in all of our students. I enjoy being part of their success and look
forward to every graduation! It’s a great feeling to know I played a part in one of the biggest accomplishments of their lives.
Dawn Boayue
Please share one of your favorite Globe University-La Crosse moments:
Dawn Boayue
I have lots of favorites, but if I had to choose one, it would be my first group of graduates in March of 2011. This group of students began at Globe University when I started. I was learning right along with them, teaching them several of their very first core classes. I had the pleasure of really getting to know these students throughout their entire education. They were the first group I placed on externships. I was very nervous, because I knew that Globe was new to this area…so we had a lot to prove. They were phenomenal students and they made me very proud. I couldn’t hold back my tears of joy as they walked across the stage to receive their degree. It was then I knew how important my job really was. We change lives!
Dawn Boayue
What bit of advice would you share with the Globe University-La Crosse Students?
Dawn Boayue
I would tell them to believe in themselves, be committed, and strive for excellence! The faculty and staff will do whatever we can to support them, but they have to be their own student advocate and trust that the education we provide to them will give them all the knowledge required to be successful in their field. I truly believe that this campus is special. There is not one person that I work with that doesn’t wish for every student on this campus to be their very best.
Dawn with MA Students at the Fall 2011 Graduation.

Dawn with MA Students at the Fall 2011 Graduation.