Becky Greene says her childhood was very hard and frustrating at times, but it has made her the hardworking person she is today.
“I am the first person in my family to go to a university,” says Becky. “My father is a 100 percent disabled Marine veteran and has been my whole life. He suffers with PTSD, mild schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. My mother lost her job a few years ago and is now his 24-hour caregiver. My older brother suffers with a heart disease and was never able to do much work around the house due to his health. It was hard for me to go away for college and leave them.”
After struggling at another larger institution, Becky decided to enroll in the veterinary technology program at Globe University-Appleton, which accepted all her previously earned credits, saving her both time and money.
“I chose Globe University to receive a specialized education in a hands-on learning environment,” she says. “I thought it was really neat that they take pride in military families.”
Becky says the personalized education she receives at Globe University has made all the difference in her success.
“[At the other school] my grades were so bad, I had a 1.9 G.P.A. and had to appeal my suspension. During that time I was diagnosed with severe ADHD. Now I am proud to say I am maintaining a cumulative 4.0 G.P.A. that I never thought would be possible,” she explains. “I attribute some of that to treatment to help me focus, but mostly to being able to finally focus because I am intrigued in what I am learning, and also rather than just lecture, I get hands-on learning.”
Becky’s instructors have also played an important role in getting her the attention she needs.
“I feel all the instructors show great passion while teaching, and go above and beyond to make sure you are understanding the material. They continue to inspire me every day and I look up to each and every one of them,” explains Becky. “I’ve had first-hand experience at a large university and am embarrassed to say most of my professors did not even know my name. As a student at Globe I feel empowered and love being recognized for the hard work I put into my studies.”
The Educational User Experience has also made it easier for Becky to excel in her classes.
“The iPad is more convenient than carrying around a stack of books and allows for many different resources at your fingertips,” Becky says. “It has been very helpful as a study aid, I am able to go back and listen to recorded lectures whenever I’d like.”
Due to the positive experience she’s had at Globe University, Becky has set goals for herself and looks forward to the next steps.
“I am passionate about making a difference and improving animal welfare. I do not want to just stop when I become a CVT, I’d also like to teach at Globe in the future too,” she says. “I believe I am a natural leader, and I also love teaching others.”
Visit the Globe University veterinary technology program page to learn more.