10 Ways to Get Involved with UW-Green Bay

Do you ever wonder how you can get reconnected with your alma mater? Well we’ve helped you figure it out with this handy list. Check it out! 

  1. Attend Alumni Events
  2. Be Social – Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  3. Give Back to Scholarships – You remember what it was like trying to pay for the great education you have. Now’s your chance to help students following in your footsteps. There’s plenty of need.
  4. Join an Alumni Association Committee or Taskforce – Do you think our super fun events create themselves? No! We need your help! Sign up to help on any one of our committees or taskforces including: Scholarships, Fund Development, Student/Alumni Engagement, and Awards.
  5. Mentor New Graduates – New grads look up to alumni who’ve been out in the work world for a while and have a lot to learn from you. We’ve created a guided mentoring program to provide you and your mentee a meaningful experience.
  6. Present in Classrooms – Show off what you’ve learned in and out of the classroom by returning to UWGB to speak in a class.
  7. Provide Internship Opportunities to Students – Students are always looking for ways to get their foot in the door. You could help them take that first step by working with your employer and the UWGB Career Services department to create internships.
  8. Recruit Students – As an alum, you are UW-Green Bay’s strongest recruiter. Share your UWGB experience and love for your alma mater with potential students. Consider going back to your high school and speaking in a favorite class about how UW-Green Bay led you to your career.
  9. Sit on the Alumni Association Board of Directors – Do you want to be a part of the driving force behind your Alumni Association? This is where it’s done! Join your highly professional, highly respected, diverse Alumni Association Board to make things happen.
  10. Wear your UWGB Gear – There’s no better way to show your UWGB pride than to wear your UWGB gear…here there and everywhere! Check out The Phoenix Bookstore for the latest styles.

To learn more, contact your Alumni Director Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2226.

UWGB alumna, Megan Lukan says Olympic journey is all about family (Green Bay family, too)

Former UW-Green Bay basketball player Megan Lukan is overwhelmed by the amount of support she received following her participation and bronze medal win at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Barrie Examiner highlighted her journey and the support she received along the way. Read the article and her reaction to her Olympic journey.

We Need Your Creativity – 4th Edition Phoenix PRIDE Shirt!

T-shirtGet in on the creative end of the Phoenix PRIDE Shirt tradition. You don’t have to be a graphics or art major. Have an idea? We want to hear about it. Each year, we create a collectible, limited edition T-shirt that reflects UWGB spirit. Proceeds SUPPORT student scholarships. The design is selected by electronic vote in October and the winning designer receives a $100 gift card to a location of his or her choice and of course…being known as the awesome 4th Edition Phoenix PRIDE Shirt Designer!

There are very few design restrictions:

-One color, front- or back-only design (shirts will be printed in five colors to represent each decade of graduates).
-Include a reference to UWGB/UW-Green Bay
-Design should be relatable to UWGB alumni
-Submit artwork in a pdf file format by September 30 to alumni@alumni.edu

An official logo is not required in the design, but can be requested by contacting Sue Bodilly, bodillys@uwgb.edu. For more information visit Phoenix PRIDE tee.

Alumni volunteers needed

Cellcom RunCare to share your time and talents representing UW-Green Bay and our alumni? We currently have needs for the following:

Women’s Half Marathon Water Station by Bellin Health: Volunteer at our water station in the Women’s Half Marathon Water Station by Bellin Health on Saturday, October 8. The half marathon goes past UW-Green Bay’s campus on Nicolet Drive and is a great opportunity to show your Phoenix pride while cheering on these amazing runners. It’s sure to be one of our most rewarding and fun events of the year! Volunteers typically start at 7 a.m. and are done by 10 a.m. To sign up to volunteer, email your Alumni Director, Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu.

High School Recruiters: Go back to your high school alma mater or a high school in your community and speak to prospective students about your experience at UW-Green Bay. Students want to know how higher education can help them land their dream job. You are the perfect person to share how UWGB did just that, for you. If interested, contact Alumni Director, Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu for guidelines on how to make your way back to high school to recruit prospective students.

Alumni Association Committees: Serve on either the Student/Alumni Engagement or Fund Development committees. We need help planning and executing alumni events and raising money to support the scholarships the Association gives on an annual basis. If interested, or have any questions, please contact Board Development Committee Chair Karen Michaels at karen@goldenhousegb.org.

You’re Invited – Tues., Oct. 4: Alumni Awards Dinner

Group PhotoJoin us in recognizing the achievements of fellow alumni at the 2016 UW-Green Bay Alumni Awards on Tuesday, October 4 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., with the program to follow. The following alumni will be recognized:

2016 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award:
Benjamin Kvalo ’10
Theresa Okokon ’05

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award:
Mark Fralick ’82
Glen Tilot ’81
Daniel Young ’80

For more information on each recipient and to learn more about the event, visit Alumni Awards Dinner.

 

Alumni ID Card

Alumni-ID-233x192More than 200 alumni are already enjoying the rewards of the Alumni ID Card. You should too! This lifetime card costs just $10 and allows you to take advantage of benefits throughout campus including on-campus discounts and special promotions from The Phoenix Bookstore, Green Bay Athletics, the Weidner Center, Marcus Cinema East and more. To learn more about the benefits of the card or to order, visit Alumni ID Card.

Phoenix 500 Challenge – Duck, Duck, Give!

13920073_10154702202193455_7663243791172232636_oDo you desire the privilege of displaying this one-of-a kind custom Phoenix Phlash rubber duck? Become a member of the flock to get one! In celebration of UW-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary you are invited to participate in the Phoenix 500 Challenge. Alumni and friends are asked to make a $500 gift to support UWGB students. Please visit the Phoenix 500 to learn how to make your gift in smaller increments over time. The goal is to raise and endow more than $250,000, which means $10,000 in annual scholarships for students following in our footsteps.

Visit Phoenix 500 to learn more and to see the additional benefits you receive as a donor. Join the 116 members of the flock who have already pledged more than $60,000.