Recently, Globe University-La Crosse students participated in Hill Day. Hill Day is an annual event where students and staff visit the capitol in Madison and meet with legislators to promote their Globe experience, discuss their achievements and ask questions of their elected officials.
This year, Stephanie Donovan, Globe University-La Crosse campus director, two students, and I spent the day meeting with several legislators.
The students who were picked to represent our school were Mindy Revels, medical assistant program student, and Mollee Whyte, veterinary technology program student. Both Mindy and Mollee are outstanding students and were a great representation of our student body.
We met with Representative Jill Billing’s assistant, Representative Steven Doyle, and Senator Jennifer Billings. All of these busy legislators took time out of their days to sit down and really listen to what our students and staff had to say.
During our time with the representatives, the students talked about why they chose Globe and their experiences in college. Stephanie told them about new programs we are working on with the community. The representatives all asked the students questions to find out what they were doing and what their future plans were.
One of the highlights of the day was getting a personal, guided tour of the senate chamber from Senator Shilling. We learned about the history of the senate and about the female senators.
Mindy enjoyed visiting the capitol and meeting all the representatives.
“It was nice to have a more personal conversation with them and to discuss the benefits of choosing Globe University,” Mindy said. “I really enjoyed meeting Jennifer Schilling. She was so personable and discussed more in-depth topics.”
Mollee also enjoyed the experience. She said that she really found it very informative.
“I enjoyed meeting with all the representatives and sharing our reasons why we choose Globe,” Mollee said. “She also liked meeting Jennifer Shilling best because she was very down to earth and easy to talk to.”