By Rocky Klitzke, Campus Director
On Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, the Globe University-Madison East Student Veterans Club held a Veteran Appreciation Event on campus. The student led group’s mission is to provide support for veterans attending Globe University-Madison East.
The well-attended event paid tribute to veterans. Military organizations represented at the event included the Marines, Army, National Guard, Air National Guard, and Navy.
Student organizers partnered with Toys for Tots and the Wounded Warrior Project. The Veterans Club raised over $300 for the Wounded Warrior project; proceeds will be donated directly to the Madison Wounded Warrior Wear program. The program supports wounded service men and women with a variety of needs.
Members from the community also celebrated veterans. The event was well attended by students from Globe University Madison East, as well as students from Globe University-Wausau and Globe University-Madison West.
Joshua Rose, President of the student-led Veterans Club, talked about the recent growth.
“We currently have approximately 15 students that are active in the student organization,” said Rose. “It’s been great to see all of the new students joining the organization this quarter after starting with three students in the past.”
According to Rose, the organization plans to grow participation and provide support for veterans currently attending Globe University-Madison East.
Current officers of the student organization include Josh Rose, President; Scott Zautke, Vice-President; Keith Bourdon, Marketing; and Nathan Wegner, Secretary. Instructor Anthony Barone serves as the Veteran’s Organization faculty adviser.