Blood, Sweat and Relaxation: Globe University-Madison West Hosts 75 High School Students During Health & Wellness Preview Day

Students from James Madison Memorial, Wisconsin Dells and Black Hawk High School came in from the cold to experience a warm welcome from Globe students, faculty and staff.

The Health and Wellness Preview Day was the third one given on campus, resulting in an increase awareness of Globe University.

Memorial High School Teacher, Gayle Carmody commented, “Globe is a nice opportunity for students. Students can become certified in the medical field, establish a job and have the opportunity to further their education all while being employed.”

The day involved six rotating sessions: Darlene Helming, Recruiter for UW Medical Foundation provided a discussion on business and administrative careers in health care. Massage Therapy Program Chair, Jessica Boggs ran an informational lab. Lisa Schroeder, Medical Assistant Instructor provided a brief lesson on Phlebotomy and Injections. Student Susan Yunker and Alumni Dawn McNeil lead a hands-on session on working in a hematology and urinalysis lab. Health Fitness Science Instructor, David Walker and student, Kristian DiPersio lead an energetic session on personal training. Lastly, High School Admissions Representative, Molly Siegel spoke on the high school advantage program and qualifying scholarships over pizza and refreshments.

Students spoke highly of the event and the campus.

“It was really fun. I thought it was unique for a small campus to have a full gym in a classroom.”

“I like that students are able to practice on each other. It’s great that you have that one on one opportunity with other students.”

“You have very enthusiastic instructors. I would love to have David Walker as my teacher. He was awesome.”

“I really liked the hands-on sessions. The Lisa’s medical assistant lab was very informative and fun.”

Molly Siegel, who served as the co-organizer reflected on the day, “Overall I think today as well as our other college preview days have been a huge success! It is a great way to get the high school students on our campus for them to see our hands-on labs and experience what we have to offer at Globe.”