Monthly Archives: February 2008

Back to the Wilderness

Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort
Join us at the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort — America’s largest water park resort — Friday through Sunday April 25, 26 and 27 for just $109* per night for a group of four per room ($15 for additional people).

Make your reservations by March 25 by calling 1-800-867-9453 and mention the UWGB Alumni Association Room Block.

UWGB vs. UW-Milwaukee: The rivalry continues

UW-Green Bay Phoenix

Support the Phoenix men’s basketball team in Milwaukee at the U.S. Cellular Arena on Saturday, February 16. Tip-off time is 7 p.m.

Reception at Buck Bradley’s (1019 Old World 3rd St., Milwaukee) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Complimentary hor d’oeuvres, cash bar, and door prizes. Call (920) 465-2625 for ticket information.

Class Notes

Kay Nelson ’78 is a full professor at Southern Illinois University. She previously held engineering and senior management positions with Procter & Gamble, Green Bay, Apple Computer and NATO. She has been honored as an NSF Career Scholar and outstanding woman in technology. She is married to Jim Nelson, a professor at SIU. Her degree is in communication and the arts.

Marty Stanley ’77 managerial systems, is president of Dynamic Dialog, Inc., and a professional speaker, facilitator and executive coach. Her book: Get Out of B.E.D. (Blame, Excuses and Denial): Change Your Outlook, Alter Your Outcomes was published in December 2006. She received the 2007 Team Builder Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners and was honored in 2005 as a “Woman who Means Business” by the Kansas City Business Journal.

Mark Fralick ’82 business administration, is the president of ROI Solutions, LLC in Oconomowoc. He also co-founded Software Architects Inc., working with companies like Compaq Service Organization, Panasonic, Delta Faucet, Timex, and Lifetime Hoan to develop supply chain solutions. He has twice been nominated for State Entrepreneur of the Year.

Laura (Busby) Hollingsworth ’89 has been named president and publisher of the Des Moines Register. She has been the Register’s general manager since 2005 and the newspaper’s vice president of advertising from 2002 to 2005. Hollingsworth also worked as an advertising executive at Gannett Co. newspapers in Washington, Illinois and Michigan. She lives in Johnston, Iowa, with her husband and three children. She majored in communication processes.

Marc Jimos ’91 and ’02, a band instructor at Ashwaubenon High School, played with members of his school’s drum corps in back-to-back shows last summer at the Resch Center, Green Bay, with country music star Keith Urban. Jimos majored in communication and the arts and music, and received a master’s degree in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning.

Tamara Jochem ’95 environmental sciences, is senior mammal keeper at the Dallas Zoo. Jochem works with training gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills, zebras, and African antelope.

Chad Goeden ’00 completed two years with the Peace Corps in the Ukraine and is now the international center coordinator at Washington State University. His degree is in German.

Stacey Wegener ’05 is the medical scholar program coordinator with UW Medical Student Admissions in Madison. She earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy analysis in 2007. She majored in psychology and human development.

Upcoming Alumni Events

February 16
Alumni Reception: Buck Bradley’s, Milwaukee, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
UWGB Men vs. UW Milwaukee Men’s Basketball Game,
U.S. Cellular Arena, 7:00 p.m.

February 21
Downtown Green Bay – Vicki Medland, NAS
“A Backyard Winter Oasis for Feeding Birds”

March 1
Alumni Reception, Winter Garden, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall,
UWGB Campus, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Held in conjunction with UWGB Women’s Basketball Game
vs. UW Milwaukee

March 20
Downtown Green Bay – Kim Nielsen, SCD
“Your Mamma, Your Grandma and Women’s History”

March 25
Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting

April 17
Downtown Green Bay – John Salerno, COA
“Bebop and Cool: A Study of Contrasts”

April 19
Alumni Awards Presentation, UW-Green Bay Campus

April 25, 26, 27
Wilderness Weekend, Wisconsin Dells

May 17
Commencement Reception, Titletown Brewery

May 18
Cellcom Marathon – Alumni Water Station

June 13
Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing,
Royal Scot Golf Course, New Franken

July 24-25
Grandparent’s University, UWGB Campus

Golf with Gold…again

Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing

Mark your calendar for the Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing — Friday, June 13. Cost is $320 per foursome or $90 for individual golfers with an awards ceremony, silent auction and door prizes. Brian Gold ’99 is the chair.

Contact the alumni office, or (920) 465-2586 for a registration brochure.

The Human Development program needs your help!

The Human Development program is seeking volunteers, ages 40 to 100 years old, to participate in a Health Perceptions Survey. Participants will receive a survey in the mail that contains a brief story and questions inquiring into the participant’s perception of illness symptoms as well as questions asking about your current health and lifestyle. Contact Dr. Dean Von Dras: or (920) 465-5012. Survey requests can be made until May 30.

And the award goes to…

Join us for Alumni Awards night Saturday, April 19th. A social will be held in the Phoenix Rooms at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and an awards presentation at 7 p.m. If you would like an invitation please contact Mark Brunette at or (920) 465-2586.