‘Pick Your Trip:’ You don’t want to miss this raffle!

Screen Shot 2019-01-08 at 11.26.09 AMGet ready to pick your trip! The Alumni Association is raising money for scholarships at UW-Green Bay through the UW-Green Bay Alumni “Pick your Trip” Raffle. Tickets are $20/ticket and only 1,000 tickets will be sold! The raffle prize winner will pick a concert, theatre event or regular season sporting event within the United States to attend. Winner receives round-trip transportation to the event, two nights hotel accommodations and two tickets to the event of his/her choice. The drawing will occur Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1 p.m. One winner will be drawn at the end of the Green Bay Women’s basketball game played against UW-Milwaukee at the Kress Events Center. Need not be present to win. To purchase a ticket, contact an Alumni Association Board of Directors member or visit the UW-Green bay Advancement Office (Cofrin Library 805, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311) during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Questions may be directed to Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay Alumni “Pick your Trip” Raffle rules:

Total prize maximum is $5,000 (prize excludes championships and playoff games). UW-Green Bay Alumni Association will secure round-trip transportation, hotel accommodations and event tickets and will deliver tickets in person or via mail to the winner. At least six weeks must be provided to the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association to purchase tickets and arrange trip. The Association will make its best effort to purchase winner’s preferred event tickets but is not responsible if tickets sell out. Prize must be redeemed within one year of winning (February 2, 2020). Lic. #R0012949A 

Alumni, Recently Deceased in April – December 2018

Kurt Dally ’73 and ’91, human adaptability and environmental arts and sciences.
Alumni Association Board Member 1982-85.
June 12, 1950 – April 17, 2018

Mary (Coakley) Krabbe ’72, humanism and cultural change
August 20, 1931 – June 13, 2018

William Scheller ’72, humanism and cultural change
September 22, 1948 – June 21, 2018

Sheila Koons ’72, humanism and cultural change
April 2, 1946 – August 23, 2018

Carl Lindbeck, ’73, modernization processes
May 17, 1946 – May 19, 2018

Kristine (Ziemer) Bastian ’78, growth and development
July 8, 1956 – July 14, 2018

Katharine Olski ’77 and ’79, Master of environmental arts & sciences
December 19, 1930 – August 1, 2018.
Katharine is the former director of UW-Green Bay’s Extended Degree (Adult Degree/Continuing Education) program.

Sandra Scott ’79, bachelor of general studies
August 18, 1944 – June 17, 2018

Caroljean (Kores) Rodesch ‘79, Master of environmental arts & sciences
September 4, 1938 – June 24, 2018

Raymond Stueber ’79, humanistic studies
October 4, 1933 – September 3, 2018

Sandra (Frisque) Wyand, ’81, social change and development
January 4, 1943 – May 12, 2018

Alan Glickman ’87, associate of arts
May 6, 1929 – October 30, 2018

James Landon ’88, business administration
August 2, 1965 – October 10, 2018

Willard Hager ’89, business administration
June 9, 1940 – October 22, 2018

Valerie (Schoen) Schaefer ’88, business administration and communication processes
April 21, 1965 – September 30, 2018

Mary (Stepniak) Van Acker ’88, social work
June 19, 1942 – September 13, 2018

Ann Strah ’90, psychology
June 17, 1961 – May 10, 2018

Karen Dalke ’92, Master in community human services
March 17, 1964 – July 13, 2018

Elizabeth Westrich ’93, art
December 11, 1940 – October 19, 2018

Sandra Kraft ’93, bachelor of general studies
April 29, 1947 – November 5, 2018

Jennifer Pfannerstill ’96, biology
December 24, 1972 – July 2, 2018

Jennifer (Wenzel) Schmidt ‘96, business administration
August 16, 1973 – July 10, 2018

Christopher Severson ’98, business administration
December 9, 1974 – September 15, 2018

Robert Tomcheck ’04, Masters in Administrative Science
October 12, 1951 – May 1, 2018

Michael Edwards ’09, interdisciplinary studies
June 20, 1963 – August 7, 2018

August is Make a Will Month

Greg BabcockAugust is “Make a Will” month, so we asked an expert for some advice to share. Alumnus, Greg Babcock ’03 an attorney with Wanezek, Jaekels, Daul & Babcock, S.C. provided the following article and it’s definitely worth the read!

“I talk to people nearly every week who tell me that they have wanted to get a will and other estate documents completed for a long time, but for whatever reason they have continued to put it off.  I explain to these people the risks of dying without a will or becoming incompetent while they are alive without power of attorneys.  When they hear what could happen if they don’t have a will or power of attorneys in place, that is usually all the motivation that a person needs to get these documents completed today. Usually most people want and need a basic estate plan with a will and health care/financial power of attorneys.  Your Will may address issues such as who the beneficiaries of your estate will be, who will administer the estate should you pass away (i.e. the personal representative), and who will be guardian for your children.  In your will, you may also provide charitable giving to individuals and/or organizations.  This is a great opportunity for people to give back to those people or organizations that had a large impact on their lives. Sometimes people may want or need a revocable or irrevocable trust depending on their circumstances.  If you die without a will, you risk that your estate will pass to your heirs according to state law.  You might not like that outcome.  You also risk that the state will appoint a guardian for your minor children, a person you might not have chosen or wanted as guardian for your children.  If you do not have a power of attorney for your health and finances, should you become incompetent, you can not have a person act on your behalf without a court order usually obtained through a guardianship proceeding.   A guardianship proceeding can be time intensive, costly, and you are at the mercy of the court’s decision as to who is appointed your guardian.”

Greg Babcock ’03 is an attorney for Wanezek, Jaekels, Daul & Babcock in Green Bay.

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Freshman Move-in Day – Volunteers Needed

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It’s never too early to start planning for how you can be a part of welcoming our freshmen to UWGB this coming fall! First-year students will move in to campus housing on Sunday, September 2, 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Volunteers should arrive to the Community Center/Office of Residence Life by 8:00 a.m. This year we will also have the assistance of student leaders on move-in day.

Traditionally, faculty, staff and alumni have been on site to assist our new students as they move to campus and take one of their first steps towards completing their education. As you know, this is can be a stressful time for both the student and family/friends who may be assisting them. In the past, our Phoenix families have been very appreciative and relieved to arrive on campus to find conveniently located information tables, staff directing traffic and others awaiting to help tote boxes and bags into the buildings.

The Office of Residence Life is asking that you be one of the volunteers who will both welcome and assist our students with their physical move into student housing. This small gift of your time and energy could have a significant impact on our students’ engagement and retention. If interested, please complete this short Qualtrics form.

On the contact page where it asks for UWGB email address, please list your email address and under the University Address, please list Alumni Relations.

http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0U3rhVnYBiY1hjf

Thank you, in advance, for putting Phoenix first!

Legacy Scholarships

Did you graduate with a four year degree from UW-Green Bay and your son or daughter is a new freshman or transfer student for the 2018-2019 school year?

Each year, the Alumni Association awards a $2,000 scholarship for a new legacy freshman or transfer student. Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, the Alumni Association will also award 15 – $500 scholarships to this group of students. See the application criteria for specific details and how to apply.

Submit application and question responses to alumni@uwgb.edu no later than 4 pm on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Questions? Contact Alumni Relations at (920) 465-2226 or alumni@uwgb.edu.

Alumni Link: Career Fair, Networking Social and Conversation

Join UW System alumni at a Career Fair and Networking Event promoting fantastic job opportunities in Brown County and the NEW North. The day starts with a career fair featuring up to 50 great companies and organizations looking for the best and brightest. There will then be a networking social allowing you an opportunity to connect with fellow alumni from your University or a chance to meet UW System alumni with similar work experiences in your field. The event concludes with a panel on Big Data and how it affects all of us in and out of our workplaces. The following Big Data panelists will share their experiences:

Kartik Ravel, Fujitsu Consulting
Randy Kostichka, Express Scripts
Alumni_Link_HorizontalTodd Thiel, Secura Insurance
Elaine Stephens, Breakthrough Fuel
Eric Christenson, Schneider
Daniel VandenBrink, Thyssen Krupp
Gaurav Bansal, UW-Green Bay

This is a relevant conversation you do not want to miss!

Tuesday, May 22
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Career Fair
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Networking Social
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Big Data Panel

Cost: $10 for UW System alumni and $20 plus fees for non UW System alumni

These companies are attending the Career Fair:

Aerotek
Aflac
Ameriprise
Associated Bank
Belmark, inc
Caravel Autism Health
Clarity Care
CP
Dental City
Diocese of Green Bay
EMT International
H.J. Martin & Son
Homes for Independent Living
Imperial Supplies
ISG
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Marine Travelift
Modern Woodmen of America
Nestle
Nicolet National Bank
Plexus
Prevea Health
Rohde Brothers, Inc.
Schneider
TEKsystems
The Tribute Companies
TotalMed Staffing
WEC Energy Group
West Corporation
Wipfli
Wis. Dept. of Corrections
Wisconsin Early Autism Project

For questions, contact UWGB Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2226.