This is Our Story: Madison West Students Experience Hill Day

Madison West students Cristina Carpentier, Lorri McGranahan and Scott Miller as well as Campus Director Brock Vander Velden and Campus Communications and Community Relations Specialist/Student Services Coordinator Jennifer Hilgendorf set off to the Inn at the Park to participate in the Wisconsin Council for Independent Education’s annual Hill Day. More than 10 campuses participated, bringing staff and students representing various colleges ready to tell their state legislatures their story.


State Representative Steven Nass and Senator Luther Olsen spoke to attendees on the recent developments in education legislation while Pat Sweeney from the Educational Approval Board talked about the importance of Hill Day.

Representatives from Madison West stopped by Representative Terese Berceau and Representative Howard Marklein to say hello and have a chat with their staff then it was off to meet with their Senators. Madison West students met with Senator Dale Schultz, Senator Fred Risser and Senator Jon Erpenbach. The student’s goal was to talk about why they chose Globe University, what motivated them to go to school, their career goals and share their personal story about being a student.

Medical Assistant student Lorri McGranahan said, “It was a great experience! We learned a lot about student choice in education. It was great to give Globe University “A Voice”. We also were able to get the school name out in the community and highlight the great advances and opportunities Globe has to offer.”

Business Administration student Scott Miller added, “This was a unique experience to network with other globe students, met our legislators, and be a part of our government process.”