Globe University – Madison East Recognized for Outstanding Community Service

Globe University – Madison East is proud to announce they have been selected as the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) Honorable Mention winner for the Community Service Recognition Award 2012!  Medical Assistant Program Chair, Elisha Terre, submitted their nomination which was chosen as one of the top three finalists nationally by representatives from the ABHES Conference Planning Committee.

Madison East student Melissa Gallun participates in the St. Baldrick's activities as cancer patient Gayle Hemberger-Lee (on right) shaves her head with barber Kris Kruckenberg (middle) and radio personality Fish Calloway (on left) assisting.

The nomination highlighted last year’s St. Baldrick’s Day event which raised over $8,500 for children’s cancer research.  This service learning project began as a classroom conversation about patient empathy and grew into a campus-wide effort involving several student clubs and programs.  Medical Assistant students created a beautiful scrapbook of cancer patients, survivors, and caretakers including stories and photos.  This scrapbook was prominently displayed on the day of the event and some of the cancer patients highlighted in the book attended the event.  St. Baldrick’s Day also included a large silent auction, free chair massages, music, food, and the main attraction of head shaving.  22 “shavees” accepted the lofty challenge issued by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and shaved their heads in exchange for donations to help raise money for cancer research.  In addition to raising money for cancer research, many of the participants donated their hair to Locks of Love.

Globe University – Madison East will be recognized with an award plaque and a description of the St. Baldrick’s Day community service efforts will also appear in the ABHES National Conference program and other correspondence, including the ABHES newsletter, The Advantage.

It is a great honor to be recognized for outstanding community service efforts and this nomination reflects Globe University’s commitment to not only better our students’ lives, but also those within our community.

Congratulations to Elisha Terre and the staff and faculty at Globe University – Madison East for this amazing award and your dedication to community service!