Important Summer Dates

Don’t forget to pay attention to these important summer dates!

AUGUST
  1          Six-Week and 10-Week classes end
2          Annual ADP Summer Meeting
15          Four-Week 3 and Eight-Week classes end
15          Official end of Summer 2014 Academic Term
23          New Student Convocation and Family Welcome

Click on http://www.uwgb.edu/registrar/calendar/registration/summer14.asp for more information on Summer class start and end dates, as well as important information regarding course Add, Drop, and Withdrawal deadlines.

Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Student Honor Society Inducts New Members

The UW-Green Bay Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Academic Honor Society inducted 62 new members at ceremonies held on Wednesday, April 30. Our congratulations to the new inductees!

Randall Robert Anderson New Holstein WI
Amy Jo Anderson Green Bay WI
Collin Taylor Andrews Green Bay WI
Deanna Kaye Ashmann Green Bay WI
Erika Svea Balza Luxemburg WI
Shanon Joan Breed Rice Lake WI
Dylan Thomas Brinkman Waukesha WI
Lee Matthew Chamberlain Suamico WI
Jennifer Rae Christensen Suring WI
Eric Michael Defferding Hortonville WI
Amy Marie Delchambre Green Bay WI
Cory M Eirich Daytona Beach FL
Rhonda Lee Elliott Appleton WI
Katie Lynn Engebose Luxemburg WI
Jennifer Ann Fameree Brussels WI
Timothy Joseph Faust De Pere WI
Laura Elizabeth Fenendael Pulaski WI
Erika Ellen Fretto Green Bay WI
Kimberly Joy Gehrig Franklin WI
Timothy Francis Gerdmann Tomahawk WI
Connie Rae Gudowicz Armstrong Creek WI
Theresa Anne Guelcher Minocqua WI
Shirley Lynn Haese Menasha WI
Holly Sue Hajny Green Bay WI
Ryan M Hill Montfort WI
Carrie J Hoff Cadott WI
Katey M Johnson Green Bay WI
Michele Lyn Knaack Land O Lakes WI
Ronald R Kottnitz Green Bay WI
Travis Spencer Lane Green Bay WI
Stacy Lynne Leo Seymour WI
Patricia Darlene Limburg Green Bay WI
Ashley A Lukes Green Bay WI
Clare A Lundstrom De Pere WI
Jessica L Mendez Green Bay WI
Cory Joseph Miller Manitowoc WI
Jacqualyn Joyce Monge Eagle River WI
Sharon A Nett Hilbert WI
Rhonda K Pamperin Green Bay WI
John-Paul W Parmentier Green Bay WI
Cassandra Jean Penchoff Sturgeon Bay WI
Cathy Natalie Peterson Woodruff WI
Bob Provost Neenah WI
Katie Marie Quintanilla Elkhorn WI
Andrea Marie Ritchie Kronenwetter WI
Mark R. Salmon Suamico WI
Carol Siewert Madison WI
Portia Kayanthos Skenandore-Wheelock Green Bay WI
Charlie George Smith Suamico WI
Christin Elaine Strong White Lake WI
Valerie Anne Swanson Crandon WI
Courtney Trofka Neenah WI
Lorie Ann VanDonsel Forsyth MT
Sarah K Verber Wausau WI
Adam D Walker Marinette WI
David Jerome Wanie Green Bay WI
Wanda L Wayman Lac du Flambeau WI
June F Wenzel New London WI
Brenda L Wiegert Green Bay WI
Jennifer Lynn Wilson Green Bay WI
Terry Woldt Phillips WI
Jessica Lee Wuestenhagen Howards Grove WI

Spring and Summer 2014 ADP Graduates

We are proud to present the following soon-to-be alumni of UW-Green Bay and the Adult Degree Program. All of these students will be awarded their degrees either in May or August and many of them will be participating in May’s Commencement exercises scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at 11:30 a.m. in the Kress Events Center on the UW-Green Bay campus.

We are proud and excited to congratulate the following graduates!

SPRING GRADUATES

Randall Anderson New Holstein WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Nicole Aude Luxemburg WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Zachariah Becker Medford WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Casey Beilke Green Bay WI Bachelor of Arts
Danielle Boex Green Bay WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Jacqueline Boure Green Bay WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Jessica Boyd Gresham WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Kelly Brault Green Bay WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Brenda Castaneda Bakersfield CA Bachelor of Arts
Shannon Cleven De Pere WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Nathan Conoley Green Bay WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Michael Conrad Green Bay WI Bachelor of Arts
Amy Delchambre Green Bay WI Bachelor of Arts
Susan Emanuelson Bentonville AR Bachelor of Arts
Deborah Falkowski Denmark WI Bachelor of Arts
Erika Fretto Green Bay WI Bachelor of Arts
Timothy Gerdmann Tomahawk WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Lisa Giebler Porterfield WI Bachelor of Arts
Kari Graff Manitowoc WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Theresa Guelcher Minocqua WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Brooke Hafs Denmark WI Bachelor of Arts
Joy Hart Buda TX Bachelor of Applied Studies
Cindy Hartley Freedom WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Ryan Herald Oconto WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Mike Higgins Green Bay WI Bachelor of Arts
Eric Jackson Green Bay WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Christine Jirovetz Appleton WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Jessica Johnson Marinette WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Katey Johnson Green Bay WI Bachelor of Arts
Brooke Kazik De Pere WI Bachelor of Arts
Kevin Kelleher Appleton WI Bachelor of Arts
Michele Knaack Land O Lakes WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Emily Komosa Lac du Flambeau WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Karen Kubitz Schofield WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Brenda LaMalfa Green Bay WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Ashley Lackey Wausau WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Jenny McGilligan Pewaukee WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Barbara Mitchell Woodruff WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Jeffrey Mueller Sheboygan Falls WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Nicholas Neuville De Pere WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Romaine Quinn Rice Lake WI Bachelor of Arts
Kelly Raber Green Bay WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Kristi Rector Neenah WI Bachelor of Arts
Stephen Rosera Greenville WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Patrick Runge Sheboygan WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Mark Salmon Suamico WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Audelina Sanchez New London WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Trina Schuyler Oneida WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Michael Sladky Weston WI Bachelor of Arts
Noel Snyder Green Bay WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Stephanie Staples Green Bay WI Bachelor of Arts
Michelle Stauber-Soik Sheboygan WI Bachelor of Arts
Rudolph Steffen Barneveld WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Ryan Szprejda De Pere WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Heather Tucker Appleton WI Bachelor of Arts
Nicole VanCuyk Kimberly WI Bachelor of Arts
Aaron Vogels De Pere WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Melissa Walker Marinette WI Bachelor of Arts
Mary Wallenfang Green Bay WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Andre Walls Wauwatosa WI Bachelor of Arts
Ryan Wondergem Manitowoc WI Bachelor of Arts
James Wright Green Bay WI Bachelor of Arts
Heather Writz Weston WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Amanda Young Rhinelander WI Bachelor of Arts
Nicole Zilles Green Bay WI Bachelor of Applied Studies

SUMMER GRADUATES

Erika Balza Luxemburg WI Bachelor of Arts
Brooke Baus Greenville WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Benjamin Bliese Wausau WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Kristine Blum Green Bay WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Rebecca Bohn Manitowoc WI Bachelor of Arts
Joanne Brezsko Denver CO Bachelor of Arts
Amy Ernest Park Falls WI Bachelor of Arts
Carina French De Pere WI Bachelor of Arts
Roxanne Hall Brown Deer WI Bachelor of Arts
Amanda Hoffmann Kimberly WI Bachelor of Arts
Amanda Hougas Watertown MA Bachelor of Arts
Levi Koski Howard WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Megan Malcore New Franken WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Jolie Meyer Manitowoc WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Jared Post Denmark WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Crystal Prescher Amherst Jct WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Jessica Rutta Plover WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Elizabeth Skenandore Oneida WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Diane Strong Crandon WI Bachelor of Arts
Valerie Swanson Crandon WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Patricia Waupoose Green Bay WI Bachelor of Arts
Jason Weber Appleton WI Bachelor of Applied Studies
Danielle Wheeler Neenah WI Bachelor of Arts
Jessica Wuestenhagen Howards Grove WI Bachelor of Applied Studies

Senior Resource Fair Coming Up

The Spring Senior Resource Fair is set for Wednesday, April 9 from 3:00-5:30 in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union. All Seniors are encouraged to come to the fair to take advantage of several services:
 
Purchase you cap and gown
Order a class ring
Pick up Commencement tickets
Pick up honors cords and stoles
Free cap and gown portrait sittings
Discounts on announcements
Discounts on diploma frames
 
To learn more, call the Office of Student Life at (920) 465-2720 or check it out online at: www.uwgb.edu/commencement

Alpha Sigma Lambda Induction April 30

UW-Green Bay is proud to support a chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda – a national academic honor society created especially for returning adult learners. The UWGB chapter will induct its newest members at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 in the Phoenix Rooms of the UWGB Student Union.

For more information on Alpha Sigma Lambda, eligibility for membership, or on the upcoming induction ceremony, call (920) 465-2423.

Girl Scouts Announces Essay and Video Contest Spotlighting Kindness

Lee Snodgrass
Communications Director
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) in partnership with Leadership Green Bay are offering a video and essay contest. As a continuation of the March Finding Kind documentary screening, girls and young women are asked to show through images and words how self-responsibility and a commitment to standing up to bullying behaviors can lead to a kinder, more vibrant community for all.

The essay contest is open to girls ages 10-12, and the video contest is open to girls and women ages 13 and above. Judges will select first, second and third place winners from each age bracket who will receive prizes and be honored at a Kindness Celebration Gala on May 21 at St. Norbert College. Honorees and gala attendees will watch the winning videos and hear the essay contest winners. Keynote speaker Ann Czarnik-Neimeyer, Assistant Director of St. Norbert College’s Cassandra Voss Center will address issues of female relational aggression, confidence, female empowerment, and how kindness factors into it all.

Contest and gala information can be found on the GSNWGL website at: http://www.gsnwgl.org/things-to-do/events/finding-kind.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Initiates Newest Class

The UW-Green Bay chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society, welcomed its newest class of initiates in ceremonies taking place on November 18, 2013 on the UW-Green Bay campus.

Established in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi has very high academic standards, electing from the upper 7.5% of students who have reached the final period of their junior year, and the upper 10% of senior students, as well as outstanding graduate students, alumni, faculty, and academic staff. Phi Kappa Phi’s motto is “Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity.”

The Adult Degree Program is very proud of the following Interdisciplinary Studies students who were initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Class of 2013:

Thea Ahrenholtz, DePere, WI
Jessica Boyd, Gresham, WI
Patricia Danek, Green Bay, WI
Jessica Dinka, Neenah, WI
Denise Gidlof, Neenah, WI
Shirley Haese, Menasha, WI
Ashley Hull, Mountain, WI
Jeannie John, Appleton, WI
Katey Johnson, Green Bay, WI
Ronald Kottnitz, Green Bay, WI
Melanie Lovato, Green Bay, WI
Jolie Meyer, Manitowoc, WI
Sarah Rabideau, Peshtigo, WI
Valerie Swanson, Crandon, WI
Ryan Wondergem, Manitowoc, WI
Amanda Young, Rhinelander, WI

In addition to these students, Outreach’s own Eric Craver was also initiated with nine other UW-Green Bay faculty and staff.

Congratulations to the newest class of Phi Kappa Phi initiates!

December Graduates: Join us for Breakfast!!

The Adult Degree Program is hosting a Graduation Reception/Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14th in the University Union’s Phoenix Room and we hope you will join us. This is a special event just for our graduates and their families. Come join us for breakfast with members of the Adult Degree faculty and staff, as well as Chancellor Tom Harden and other members of the University’s leadership. There will be plenty of time for you to enjoy this morning event and still get to the Weidner Center in time for Commencement.  We are proud of your accomplishments and look forward to celebrating with you and your guests – at Commencement and at the Graduation Breakfast.

Invitations have already been mailed out to those who have applied to graduate in December. Please complete your RSVP card and return it to us today!

Adult Degree Program Forges Partnerships with WCTC, MATC

Eric CraverBy: Eric Craver, Director of External Relations

Is the Adult Degree Program now setting up shop in Southeast Wisconsin? Well, not exactly… However, with new levels of partnership being established with Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) and Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), residents of Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties will be seeing much more of UW-Green Bay and learning how they can transfer to UWGB and continue their education fully online. Faculty, staff, and students will celebrate these stronger partnerships at “Signing Ceremonies” taking place on Wednesday, October 9, at both the WCTC and MATC campuses.

The Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) degree focuses exclusively on Technical College graduates with an applied associate degree. Graduates with these degrees are eligible to pursue our BAS degree by transferring in 60 credits, starting at UWGB as a junior, and finishing the degree fully online. We know, however, that this is not news to many of you as you yourselves in many cases are pursuing the BAS degree. The reason why these expanded partnerships are so special is due to the fact that we have full-time advising and recruiting staff permanently located on some of these campuses, just like we do at WCTC and MATC. Similar Signing Ceremonies and “partnership launches” have taken place in the past at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, and Nicolet College in Rhinelander.

The strength of the BAS degree option lies not only in the ease of access and clear path toward the degree, but also in the power of the Interdisciplinary Studies (IST) major itself. As many of you have learned in IST 106, Adult Learning Seminar, the IST major is anchored in the pedagogical principles of critical thinking, communication, and problem solving. These are skills that employers demand and – along with the Technical College associate degree – constitute a powerful set of credentials going into the job market.

UW-Green Bay values the top-drawer education that Wisconsin residents have earned at its high-quality Technical College campuses. UW-Green Bay’s Adult Degree Program puts these values into action through the BAS degree and through these budding new partnerships.

Student Convocation and Family Welcome a HUGE Success!!

By: Stephanie Murphy, Academic AdvisorStephanie Murphy

It certainly wasn’t all about the food, but for attendees of the Adult Degree Program’s “New Student Convocation and Family Welcome”, a free lunch and cheesecake dessert wasn’t a bad way to kick off the new school year.

With family and friends on hand to enjoy the festivities, some of ADP’s newest students received an introduction to UW-Green Bay and Adult Degree Program faculty and staff at the third annual event held Saturday, Sept. 14. University Chancellor Thomas Harden and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Julia Wallace presented students with certificates of recognition and offered a few words of advice for students taking the dive back into higher education. Attendees also had the chance to listen to the insights and experiences of recent alumna Kate Hanley, who graduated in Spring 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a minor in Human Development, as well as UWGB Alumni Association President Donna Sheedy and UWGB Alumni Relations Director Kari Moody.

Prior to the luncheon, students and their families had the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops. Students met with staff from the Cofrin Library and the UWGB Writing Center to learn about resources available to them, while their families enjoyed a range of topics including the impact returning to college has on families, career advice, nutrition, photography, and fitness (plus a handful of family-friendly activities for the kids – who doesn’t like coloring?) To view a slideshow of photos from the day, click on:

     http://www.flickr.com/photos/87888974@N03/sets/72157635688036933/.

Here is what a few students had to say about the day:

“I was so emotional all day – so inspiring, motivational, and supportive.  I loved it!”

“Outstanding – I felt very welcome and at home.”

“Everyone was very personable and offered genuine interest in everyone here.”

“Great guest speakers!”

“The library and writing resource workshops were very helpful.”

“The writing resources were very informative and I’m sure will be very helpful in the future.”