Madison East Hits the Highway

Madison East staff and faculty pose in their safety vests before heading out to pick up trash.

Last Friday, 15 Madison East staff and faculty members headed off campus in bright flourescent yellow safety vests to pick up the stretch of highway Globe University adopted earlier this year through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program.  The group broke into four teams, each taking a section of highway to pick up.

This was a great team building exercise as well as an adventure.  Groups came back to campus with several interesting stories of what they found along the side of the highway, including a ring, dollar bill, and a winter jacket.  By the end of the day, a total of 36 bags were filled, 24 of which contained trash and 12 containing recyclables.

Paralegal Program Chair Erin Everett, Massage Therapy Program Chair Robin Rinehart, and Service Learning Coordinator Gabriel Neely with some of the many bags their group collected during the cleanup.

“Participating in the first adopt-a-highway was a great experience,” said Administrative Assistant Ashley LaChance.  “It’s a great way to give back to our community.”

As an Adopt-A-Highway sponsor, Globe University – Madison East has committed to clean up their stretch of highway a minimum of three times each year.  Student Clubs, classes, and groups can also volunteer; contact your club advisor or instructor for more information on how to get involved.