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Globe University Paralegal Program Chair's Influence Goes Beyond the Classroom

Since joining Globe University-Green Bay as the paralegal program chair, attorney Laura Nelson has not only made a positive impact with her students but in the local community as well.


Laura Nelson, Globe UniversityNelson received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her law degree from what is now Western Michigan University in 1995. After practicing with a law firm for a decade, she took some time off to raise her family. When the Globe University-Green Bay campus opened in 2010, Nelson stepped into her role of paralegal program chair and opened her own practice on the side.


In March, along with help from a fellow lawyer and the local child support agency, Nelson founded Legal Resources of Brown County, a free clinic for low-income residents who are unable to afford an attorney. Nelson was also elected to the Village of Suamico Board of Trustees last year and is currently serving a three-year term to address property, finance and other village issues.


Nelson says Legal Resources of Brown County, which is available every Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Wisconsin Job Center building in downtown Green Bay, is thriving. Volunteers are available to offer information and resources to citizens in relation to family law and landlord tenant issues. She explains that it has been a big help to the local child support agency as well.



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Announcement of 2015-2016 APSCU Board of Directors' Officers


It is with great pleasure that we announce the newly-elected officers for the 2015-2016 APSCU Board of Directors.

Chair       

Roger Dalton, Vice President of Government Affairs at American National University
Roger DaltonRoger has over 35 years of management and leadership experience including international service organizations, non-profit associations, local government, and proprietary adult education. He began his career with American National University (ANU) in 1995. His current responsibilities include developing and managing all government relations activities for ANU's campuses in six states, as well as at the Federal level. His widely diverse experience in the career college sector has allowed Roger to develop a unique understanding of the challenges facing our sector and more importantly, the specific needs of the student.


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  • Globe University Partners with Clinic for Learning Outside the Classroom (06/30/2015)

    Thanks to Advanced Pain Management, every quarter, Globe University-Madison West medical assistant students go to their clinic to shadow the medical assistants there and see what they do on a daily basis. The students are scheduled in advance with a medical assistant and spend four hours observing their role. This gives students an opportunity to ask specific questions related to the field of medical assisting and other related healthcare fields.

  • Why Academia and the Corporate Sector Still Need Each Other (06/16/2015)

    Commencement festivities are over, and the class of 2015 is just getting started in new jobs, or in pursuit of same. Fortunately economic reports are citing a fairly healthy job market and the near-term outlook is a positive one.

  • 35 Reasons to Register for the APSCU Convention (05/11/2015)

    With less than four weeks to go until the Opening Reception kicks off the 2015 APSCU Convention: OUTCOMES 2025, there is a lot of buzz about the highlights to see in Denver, CO. Whatever the reason for attending the sector’s premier event, there seems to be something for everyone! This year, the APSCU Campus, formerly known as the exhibit hall, will host a number of special features throughout the week in Denver. In addition to the events happening on site, our exhibitors have found even more ways to sweeten your experience this year with prizes and giveaways. So, if you're looking for a few good reasons to register and stick around for the full Convention, here are 35 to choose from.

  • The Importance of Community Involvement (05/04/2015)

    One of the interesting aspects of being a university that embraces an online modality is that Ashford University is able to be a part of countless communities across the nation. Our headquarters are located in San Diego, we have a campus in Clinton, Iowa, we maintain offices in Denver, and our faculty members can be found in cities all over the map. Just being present in all of these communities isn’t enough, though. I want Ashford to be deeply engaged in the various communities we call home.

 

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