Not everyone can pull off the color orange, but that didn’t stop criminal justice degree student Jaimee Neerland from asking everyone at Globe University – Madison East to wear orange earlier this year. Jaimee took it upon herself to coordinate the Go Orange Day on campus to take action against hunger.
For each photo submitted to the NBC15 Facebook Page of people wearing orange, the Ultimate Spa and Salon in Madison donated three meals to Second Harvest Food Bank. Jaimee had heard about the Go Orange Campaign on the news and thought it would be a fun and easy way for Globe University to give back and raise awareness around hunger.
Wanting to help others and give back to the community is why Jaimee chose the criminal justice program at Globe University. Jaimee is a student ambassador and participates and plans campus events and activities such as a recent food drive for Sunshine Place food pantry in Sun Prairie.
“As a student ambassador, Jaimee always exhibits positive energy and has emerged as one of the top leaders on campus,” said Student Services Coordinator Cassie Chulick.
Criminal justice program chair Wayne Strong agrees, saying, “Jaimee is determined to succeed and has all of the necessary attributes that it takes to be a successful criminal justice practitioner. She is a pleasure to have in class as she frequently contributes to discussions by making very knowledgeable and insightful comments. Jaimee expects a lot of herself and always strives to do her very best.”
Outside of Globe, Jaimee works as a security officer for MPI Protective Services, but is interested in someday working for the Department of Natural Resources as a Conservation Warden. She chose the criminal justice field because she wants to help others and give back to the community, but it looks like Jaimee is already doing that right here at Globe.