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Archive for October, 2012

It’s UW-Green Bay Theatre Season!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

UW-Green Bay, Theatre season

Check out the UW-Green Bay Theatre Season schedule and ticket information.

Alumni Spotlight – Dr. Lisa Shefchik

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Hello UW-Green Bay Alumni!  This week we are featuring a young doctor who received her undergrad from UWGB.  Is there any career we alumni don’t work in…we think not. 

Name and Grad Year: Lisa R. Shefchik ’02
Major: Human Biology with Health Emphasis
Favorite Professor(s): Angela Bauer, Brian Merkel, Debra Pearson and others.  Lisa really liked the faculty at UWGB!
Employment: Chiropractor at Shefchik Chiropractic
Family: Married to Jeff Shefchik.  Two girls Payton(5) and Miah (4) with baby #3 due any day.
Hobbies: Softball, wakeboarding, gardening, and spending time with family.
Volunteer Interests: Anything with kids.
Something you don’t know about Lisa: She has a new found love for landscaping!  She LOVES looking at all the plants and shrubs!
Ways to connect with Lisa: Like her business page on facebook, Shefchik Chiropractic!  or send an e-mail at DrLisa@shefchikchiropractic.

Alumni Spotlight – Bryan Anker

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

This week we spotlight an alum who earned his degree through our Adult Degree program.  Kudos to Bryan for not only attending college during a very busy time in his life but for also knocking it out of the park and graduating Summa Cum Laude!  Meet Bryan Anker…

Name and Grad Year: Bryan Anker, ’12 - Summa Cum Laude
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies – Emphasis on Business
Minor: Business Administration
Favorite Professor(s): Vicky Medland, Forrest Brooks
Employment: District Manager at Kraft Foods/ Nabisco (14 years)
Family: Spouse – Tina (20 yr anniversary in December), 2 daughters – Nikki (Sophomore at UWGB) and Alyssa (Freshman at Shawano High School)
Hobbies: I love archery, playing guitar, reading, and hanging out at the cabin
Volunteer Interests: I support Paul’s Pantry and Old Dogs that Care (Military Support Group)
Something you don’t know about Bryan: I was in the Marine Corps Reserves 1986-93 – Rank of Sergeant (E-5). Also, I still hold a Shawano High School track record in 300 meter intermediate hurdles (26 years and counting)!
Ways to connect with Bryan: Facebook at, email at and phone at 715-304-7375

Alumni Spotlight – Mary Frank-Arlt

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Week number three and another fantastic alumni to spotlight…Meet Mary Frank-Arlt, a smart young leader and super involved alumna working right in the Green Bay Community! Thank you Mary, for proving yet again how awesome UW-Green Bay alumni are! You make us proud!

Name and Grad Year:  Mary Frank-Arlt ’08
Major: Double major – Business Administration w/ emphasis on Marketing and Psychology
Favorite Professor(s): I enjoyed all my professors who taught using their “real world” examples.
Employment:  Brand Communications Specialist for Integrys Energy Group.
Family: Husband – Nick Arlt & adorable French Bulldog/Pug mix – Jobs
Hobbies: Kayaking, Hiking, and Reading (anything other than my MBA textbooks!)
Volunteer Interests:  UWGB Founders Board of Directors; Current, Young Professionals Network; Brown County United Way Emerging Leaders Society
Something you don’t know about Mary: I am a past President of Zeta Omega Tau, the only surviving sorority at UWGB.
Ways to connect with Mary:

CANCELLED: Jan 12 – Alumni Association Hosts Men’s Basketball Event

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012


Notice: This event has been cancelled do to the Packers playoff game this Saturday

We will reschedule for a later date so please watch for the upcoming alumni e-newsletter and other communications for more information.

The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association is hosting a reception event at the Saturday, Jan. 12 Green Bay Men’s Basketball game against UIC.

The night begins at 5:30 p.m. with an exclusive reception in the Oneida Room at the Resch Center. At the reception, there will be great food and drink along with other cool stuff to cheer on the Green Bay Phoenix. The game begins at 7 p.m. There will also be chances to win some fantastic prizes.

Cost is $10 for alumni and $15 for non-alumni guests.

Please RSVP to the Alumni Relations Office by Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Resch Center, reception in the Oneida Room

Alumni Spotlight – Danny Schulz

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Hi Alumni! Here’s our second addition of the “Alumni Spotlight”. Wow, do we have a lot of people to be excited about…Danny is definitely one of them!!!

Name: Danny Schulz ’05
Major(s): Accounting and Business Administration
Favorite Professor(s): Steve Muzatko and Steve Meyer
Employment: Sales and Property Tax Accountant with Vollrath Company located in Sheboygan, WI
Family: Wife and fellow alumna Casie (Rindfleisch) Schulz ’06, 6 month old daughter, Braleigh
Hobbies: Golf, woodworking and hanging out with friends
Volunteer Interests: Coastal Connections Young Professionals Network Core Team, Junior Achievement, Jaycees and Past UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Board Member
Something you don’t know about Danny: He’s a 49ers fan who feels bad about the Packers loss this past Monday. (We forgive you Danny)
Ways to connect with Danny: or

Alumni Spotlight – Kris Cunningham

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Starting today we will post a weekly “Alumni Spotlight” showing off a fabulous, remarkable, awesome, wonderful alum! We start with Kris Cunningham. We like her a lot and you will too…

Name: Kris (Kuehl) Cunningham ’92
Major: Human Development
Minor: Business Administration
Favorite Professor(s): Dean Rodeheaver and Illene Cupit
Employment: Co-Owner with husband, Dan, of Fish Tales Food & Spirits, Lodi, WI, a successful restaurant in the Lake Wisconsin area.
Family: Husband Dan, 3 year old daughter, Evelyn and 10 month old son, Evan
Hobbies: Food and wine and following the Packers, Brewers, Badgers and Phoenix!
Volunteer Interests: Past President of League of Women Voters of Columbia/Sauk Counties. Through the restaurant, they sponsor many local community events.
Something you don’t know about Kris: Her great-grandparents owned a turn of the century dance hall in Tisch Mills, WI. Her great-grandfather, grandfather and grandmother were all elected Kewaunee County Sheriffs. Food & spirits may be in her blood but running for sheriff, she’s certain, is not. or Twitter: @kris_cunningham