Globe University-La Crosse Staff Volunteers Lead by Example

Globe University staff and faculty encourage students to volunteer, but did you know that they lead by example?

Staff Volunteers with Humane Society Executive Director, Heather Schmid

Staff Volunteers with Humane Society Executive Director, Heather Schmid

Globe University staff and faculty understand the importance of giving back to the community. Volunteering is a priority to them!  Volunteering provides occasions to network in the community, meet new people, share information about Globe, learn about opportunities for students and alumni, and most importantly, give back. This past November, Globe staff and students engaged in 94 community events and approximately 624.5 hours! This amount of community involvement is absolutely amazing! Globe University truly understands the importance of getting involved in the community! Staff and faculty will continue to share the importance of volunteering with students through leading by example!

Brady Lowe and Nancy Unnasch Volunteering

Brady Lowe and Nancy Unnasch Volunteering

What have Globe staff and faculty been up to recently? Many find volunteer opportunities contributing to local fundraisers and events. This fall, Nancy Unnasch, Veterinary Technician Instructor, and Brady Lowe, Communications and Community Relations, took time on a Friday to volunteer as phone operators for the Children’s Miracle Network Phone-a-thon put on by Gundersen Lutheran Healthcare. While the La Crosse Radio Group stations aired live stories from local children and families, Nancy and Brady answered the phones and took donations for the event.

Bowl-a-thon bowlers! Vet Tech students and Globe Staff: Jodie Liedke, Brady Lowe, Tony Beyer, Kathy Sims and Ree Nea Greene

Bowl-a-thon bowlers! Vet Tech students and Globe Staff: Jodie Liedke, Brady Lowe, Tony Beyer, Kathy Sims and Ree Nea Greene

The Humane Society is a great partner to Globe University. Staff, faculty and students enjoy volunteering with this terrific community organization. This October, Globe staff and Vet Tech students raised funds for the Humane Society’s Halloween Bowl-a-thon. The evening of the Bowl-a-thon, volunteers dressed in Halloween costumes and had a wonderful time bowling with other Humane Society supporters. Bowling adjacent to the Globe Vet Tech team, the Globe Staff team, made up of Tony Beyer, High School Coordinator, Jodie Liedke, General Education Coordinator, Kathy Sims, Service Learning Coordinator, Ree Nae Roberge-Greene, Student Services Coordinator, and Brady Lowe, Communications and Community Relations, had a wonderful time volunteering with a terrific organization.

Admissions Director, Cory Simonson, Ringing Bells at Macy's

Admissions Director, Cory Simonson, Ringing Bells at Macy's

Moving from the fall to winter, Globe staff stay active! During the winter season, the Salvation Army in La Crosse is busier than ever. With more residents, families, and community members in need, the Salvation Army requires the support of local volunteers. Globe University staff is happy to support the Salvation Army during this time of added need. The Globe Admissions Team, along with Brady Lowe, Communications and Community Relations, rang bells for the Salvation Army at multiple locations. In addition, Globe staff will be helping the Salvation Army organize and pack boxes of non-perishable food and necessities later in the month.

Brady Lowe, Communications and Community Relations, Ringing Bells at Festival Foods

Brady Lowe, Communications and Community Relations, Ringing Bells at Festival Foods

The Salvation Army is an outstanding support organization in our area. Globe is grateful for their partnership with the organization. Many classes at Globe partner with the Salvation Army for service learning projects. In the past, a Globe Business Writing class provided guidance writing resumes and cover letters with Salvation Army clients. During the current Fall 2011 term, Healthcare Management students are creating in-take packets that contain information about local organizations that residents of Salvation Army can go to for support. Globe understands this organization’s needs and coordinates volunteer and service learning projects to support them.

These are just a snapshot of all of the organizations, events, and fundraisers that Globe staff support. Globe University truly understands the importance of getting involved in the local community and giving back.

2011 Globe Student and Staff Polar Plunge Team!

2011 Globe Student and Staff Polar Plunge Team!

If you would like more information about volunteering opportunities, please contact Brady Lowe, blowe@globeuniversity.edu  The Polar Plunge is the next large event staff and students will be participating in! Be on the lookout for team information. This will be Globe’s 3rd year with a staff and student team! 

Globe Staff (Brady Lowe and Steve Anderson) and Students at the Alzheimer's Memory Walk

Globe Staff (Brady Lowe and Steve Anderson) and Students and their Families at the Alzheimer's Memory Walk