“Since the first time I met Brady Lowe, I knew he had a special ‘spark’ to him,” says Carolyn Moe, director of career services at Globe University-La Crosse, about her co-worker and friend. “He is the type of person that sparks motivation in others to be better people and to help the community. Brady consistently organizes amazing, large events with several nonprofit organizations and community leaders. He is so well connected to the community that he truly is an inspiration to all staff and students here on campus. I am very grateful to know such an amazing person as Brady Lowe.”
Lowe, Globe University’s community manager, business instructor, and member of the Rotary International-After Hours Club, was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow award. This award is given to Rotary members who either donate $1,000 or more to the Rotary International Foundation, or to people, like Lowe, a local humanitarian who has contributed a great sum of hours of community service and have a donation made in their honor.
It was mentioned that Lowe is a staple of community involvement in the La Crosse area. In November, the Board of Directors of the Rotary-After Hours Club selected Lowe to be honored as a Paul Harris Fellow through a club donation. This honor would remain a surprise to him until an awards program during a January Rotary meeting.
“Brady inspires me to do good in the community by setting an example of selflessness and dedication,” shared Jen Schank, fellow Rotary member. “Brady strives to be a part of his community and believes in results through service. Knowing him has motivated me to become involved in several community organizations where I have learned a great deal about this community, and more importantly, learned the importance of service over self.”
Rotary President Johnny Brevik also shared just a handful of organizations where Lowe has volunteered: Riverfront Inc., Coulee Region Humane Society, Children’s Museum of La Crosse, YWCA, American Cancer Society, Salvation Army, Steppin’ Out in Pink, Children’s Miracle Network, Minds in Motion, and the Freedom Honor Flight.
“Brady is one of the most energetic and inspirational La Crosse community members I know,” said Jodie Liedke, Globe University general education coordinator. “I had not done much volunteering before I met Brady. He continuously encourages me and other Globe faculty, staff, and students to give back to their community and shows us how fun and vital the experience can be. I’m very proud to call him my co-worker and friend and congratulate him on this earned achievement.”
Angela Hoflund, a fellow Rotary member, added, “Brady was one of the first people I met when I moved to the community just over a year ago. I learned quickly that he is such a monumental figure in the region, known for his dedication to wholeheartedly serve. Brady has inspired me over the year to give more of myself to help for a cause. He is a person everyone should know, a motivator, a connector and someone I’m very proud to call a friend. Congratulations Brady, you are truly deserving of this award!”
Written by Ree Nae Roberge-Greene with contributions from Carolyn Moe.
This post was written by Ree Nae Roberge-Greene. Ree Nae Student Services Coordinator at Globe University-La Crosse. She has been employed in at Globe University since January 2011. She moved into the role of Student Services Coordinator in August of 2011 and loves it! Ree Nae Roberge-Greene blogs for Globe-La Crosse, and she is enjoying the challenge of finding a new and exciting topic to write about each week.