Western Technical College offering information for Globe students

Session provides options for Globe Univ. students

Students at Globe University may soon have an option to continue their education elsewhere.

As News 8 reported earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education recently denied Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business the ability to accept federal student financial aid. That decision had many students at Globe’s Onalaska campus wondering about their future.

Now Western Technical College is hoping to provide another option for students to continue making progress towards a degree, holding an informational session for Globe students on Tuesday.

Western Vice President of Student Development Denise Vujnovich says they’re willing to work one-on-one with any student that’s interested in continuing elsewhere.

“We want to meet with each student individually, determine where they are towards their educational goal, and see how we can help them,” said Vujnovich. “We’re going to look at the credits, look at the curriculum, look at their skills that they have, and assess each thing individually.”

Student Sophia Johnson has been going to Globe University for six months and attended Tuesday’s information session. She says it’s good to know she might have somewhere else in La Crosse to pursue a degree.

“I’m grateful that they were willing to give us the opportunity to come look because this whole thing was a little scary, and now we have the opportunity to stop and say we have other options,” said Johnson.

Western typically has not accepted transfer credits from Globe in the past, but says they’ll have students work with a Credit for Prior Learning specialist to see where they can get credit applied.