High school dropout Angie Crowner never thought she could succeed in school. She says she was at her “lowest of lows” when she enrolled in the Massage Therapy program at the Globe University – Appleton campus in March 2013, and that her educational experience has given her self-esteem a major boost.
As a young, divorced mother of three, Angie was working as a waitress to support her family in the tough economy. She found herself homeless for about five months, and that’s when she decided to begin her journey at Globe University. Angie says it’s been nothing but uphill since she stepped on campus.
“I always wanted to go back to school but I never knew my niche. Then one day I just had an epiphany. Massage therapy made sense, and I finally feel like I’ve found the right path,” Angie says.
After doing some research and discovering Globe’s 125 years in higher education, Angie was impressed. She says she was also attracted to the school’s graduation rate and job placement resources. She was on the phone with Admissions the next day and says “the rest is history.”
One thing that Angie says has contributed to her success at Globe is the hands-on learning.
“It’s more fitting to my personality. That’s something you don’t find at a lot of other four-year schools,” she says.
She also appreciates the welcoming environment.
“I really love how approachable, friendly and helpful the instructors are. The students are great too,” Angie says. “I was really nervous about going to back to school after ten years, but they’ve made it really easy.”
Angie has an interest in health and wellness and hopes to move on to earn her Ph.D. in holistic medicine one day.
“Globe has shown me that I’m smarter than I thought I was, and that maybe one day I could even be a doctor.”
Visit the Globe University Massage Therapy Diploma program page to learn more.