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Archive for February, 2014

A message on behalf of our affinity partner, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Friday, February 21st, 2014

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Milwaukee-Area Alumni Lunch

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Alumni and friends gathered in Milwaukee on Saturday, February 15 to hear the good news about UW-Green Bay, socialize and meet new Athletic Director Mary Ellen Gillespie. All enjoyed a lively discussion about how UW-Green Bay can better1623619_10152369845778455_1927711703_n engage alumni in the Milwaukee area. For starters, look for future social events and greater opportunities through LinkedIn. Thank you to all who attended, and please contact Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody moodyk@uwgb.edu to engage in the discussion.

Feature February – Adam Halfmann

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Adam Halfmann 2Name and Grad Year: Adam Halfmann ’07
Major: Communications
Minor: Corporate Communications
Favorite Professor(s): Phil Clampitt and Tim Meyer
Current Employment: Green Bay Phoenix Athletics
Hobbies: Photography
Volunteer Interests: Special Spaces Green Bay
First career position after graduating? Marketing and Promotions Coordinator for Green Bay Phoenix Athletics. Adam is now the Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Promotions for Green Bay Phoenix Athletics.
Favorite memories of UWGB? Making it into Phil Clampitt’s Hall of Fame for his “Cases” project. Winning the Student Employee of the Year award.
What one word comes to mind when you think of UWGB? Family
Favorite spots on campus? Phoenix Sports Center, MAC Winter Garden, GAC Lab project rooms.

Feature February: Alumni Couple, Bob and Jeanne Cramer

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Color Run 2013 005Name and Grad Year: Bob and Jeanne Cramer ’73. They both graduated May 27th 1973. Bob’s birthday was May 28th, they were married June 2nd, and Jeanne’s birthday was June 4th. You can imagine what a busy few weeks they had!
Major: Human Growth and Development
Favorite Professor: Carol Richter
Current Employment: Jeanne retired from St. Jude School and Bob from Procter and Gamble. In their retirement, they enjoy watching their grandsons after school three days a week and during the summer. Their grandsons are the light of their lives.
Hobbies: They both enjoy running, biking, golfing and watching sports. Jeanne enjoyes taking pictures, scrapbooking and reconnecting with friends and family on Facebook. Bob is in two Fantasy Football leagues.
First career position after graduating: After graduation they couldn’t find teaching jobs. Early education wasn’t paying much in those days so they subbed in local schools until they were forced to find jobs outside of their field. Jeanne was lucky to be able to stay home with her two daughters until their youngest was in second grade. She was then offered a job at St. Jude School, which happened to be across the street from where they live. Bob worked for Procter and Gamble.
Extracurricular groups/organizations: None, they worked alot of hours to put themselves through school but they did attend many UWGB basketball and soccer games.
What one word comes to mind when thinking of UWGB? “Peanuts.” Back then there was “Peanut Night” at the Student Union and they both threw peanuts at each other. For a long time Bob’s nickname for Jeanne was “Peanuts.”
Favorite spot on campus? Their favorite spot at UWGB, besides the Student Union, was the people pockets.  They spent a lot of time there, getting to know each other.

Feature February – Emily Bartos

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Emily BartosName and Grad Year: Emily Bartos, 2010
Major: Studio Art, photography
Minor: Design Arts
Favorite Professor(s): Alison Gates and Sarah Detweiler
Current Employment: Emily works as a manager at Noodles & Company and she owns a wedding and portrait business called “Emily Bee Arts” (emilybeearts.com)
Hobbies: Photography,drawing, painting, singing and writing
Volunteer Interests: In the last two years, she’s donated her services to the charity event, Madison Re-Prom for Huntington’s Disease.
First career position after graduating: She was promoted to management upon moving to Madison, and established Emily Bee Arts in early 2011.
Favorite memory of UWGB: Comic artist Lynda Barry came to campus and spoke and gave an amazing workshop. So inspiring!
Extracurricular groups/organizations: Art Agency and the Straight and Gay Alliance
What one word comes to mind when thinking of UWGB? “Friends.” She met so many great people, and she misses many of them dearly.
Favorite spot on campus? The coffee shop!