As Executive Vice President of Workforce Solutions and Clinical Services at Aya Healthcare, April Hansen ’05 (Nursing), RN, MSN, is responsible for the clinical and quality outcomes of more than 4,500 clinicians on assignment through Aya across the United States — including safe, effective and positive patient care. Under her leadership, we have achieved a more highly educated (70%+ BSN-Prepared), competent and diverse nursing workforce than any of our competitors in the travel nurse industry to date.
April is a nurse and an entrepreneur. She successfully co-founded a clinical management technology to ease the administrative burden of healthcare student clinical placements in 2012, and achieved a successful exit when the technology was acquired in 2016. In addition, she co-founded a mobile application for nursing engagement and achieved support through a nationally-ranked start-up accelerator in partnership with Microsoft in 2017. April currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives, serves as co-chair of the Membership Committee with WONE and in the past served as an elected member of the Wisconsin Nurses Association Public Policy Committee. She recently published her first scholarly article, Disruption Ahead: Navigating and Leading the Future of Nursing, for Nursing Administration Quarterly. April was named the 2019 Nurse Leader of the Year by the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Leaders, and is also named to the Staffing Industry Analysts 40 under 40 this year. April was named to Becker’s Rising Stars list in 2018.
The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with On Broadway, Inc., is looking to create a roster of community musicians, singers and performers of all kinds (musicians, jugglers, dancers etc.) that would like to perform at the Wednesday Night Farmers Market in Downtown Green Bay, and at other events this summer.
Performers will be stationed at the Weidner Center/UW-Green Bay tent, located at the south entrance to the market. There is no compensation. Performers may collect and retain all tips. A power outlet will be provided upon request. There will be no additional sound system or technical support provided.
The Farmers Market runs on Wednesday evenings starting May 29 through September 25.
From May 29 – August 25 there are two 2-hour performance slots each Wed evening from 4pm – 6pm and 6pm – 8pm.
Beginning September 4 – 25 there are two 2-hour performance slots from 3pm – 5pm and 5pm – 7pm.
To apply please complete this short sign-up form.
39th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing
We are seeking volunteers to help set up, tear down and sell raffle tickets throughout the day.
Time: Any time between 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Date: June 14
Register to volunteer for Golf Outing by emailing Kari Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freshman Move In Day
Help welcome new students as they move to campus and take one of their first steps towards completing their education. 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.
On the contact page where it asks for campus email address, please list your email address and under department mailing address, please list “Alumni Relations.”
Time: 8 a.m. – noon
Date: September 1
Register to volunteer for Freshman Move In Day.
Get 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 email@example.com.
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
August 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.
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.
Thank you, in advance, for putting Phoenix first!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4 pm on Thursday, June 21, 2018
Questions? Contact Alumni Relations at (920) 465-2226 or email@example.com.