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Thank you for supporting UW-Green Bay students!

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Your Alumni Association strives to provide scholarships to well deserving students at UW-Green Bay. With your contributions, the Association was able to provide scholarships for 15 deserving students this year. As students sent in thank you notes sharing their thanks and gratitude, we wanted to share them with you and thank you for helping us provide with these wonderful scholarships for UW-Green Bay students.

Click here to view some of the thank you notes and see the great impact your contributions are making!

This Commencement Speech needs a listen!

Riley-Garbe-2-624x416Riley Garbe first came to UW-Green Bay as a fifth-grader on a Phuture Phoenix field trip, where a visit to the campus turned into a dream of one day graduating from college. Despite surviving a difficult childhood that included witnessing abuse and violence and moving from home-to-home, Garbe entered the University on a Phuture Phoenix scholarship. He was recognized by the Alumni Association as the University’s Most Outstanding Student at the Fall 2017 Commencement. He was also nominated and selected from all graduates as the student commencement speaker.

Riley’s Commencement speech is definitely one worth listening to! Here are his remarks to his fellow graduates, which were interrupted by applause and drew an emotional standing ovation from fellow classmates, friends and family in attendance.

Alumni Erdman, Prestby, Brinker, work on ‘snowy’ data collection

TomSnowy-624x468Look for birds and you may find Tom Erdman ’86 (Population Dynamics) and many of his proteges. The recently retired Richter Museum curator was working with a team to safely trap and secure snowy owls to be examined, fitted with a transmitter and released. The work is part of Project SNOWstorm. Research started in late 2013 to study the habits and assist with conservation of the big, beautiful white birds. UW-Green Bay alumnus Tom Prestby ’16 (Environmental Science and Policy) (pictured) is among the snowy trackers. Dave Brinker ’77 (Science and Environmental Change) is the lead scientist. Paul Smith from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel describes the people, the process and the importance.

Weidner Center Upcoming Performance

 

Duo Piano

In preparation for their appearance with the Gangneung Philharmonic Orchestra during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, duo-pianists Sylvia Hong and Michael Rector present works by Poulenc, Ravel and Mozart.

Mon., Feb. 5, 2018 @ 6:30pm. Free to attend.

Click here for more info!

New at UW-Green Bay, the Career Closet

Coming in Spring 2018…

The Career Closet: Dressing UW-Green Bay Students for Success!

Career-Closet-Green-PMS343cUW-Green Bay students will be able to dress professionally for interviews and job fair events with the help of a new resource to be launched by Career Services in spring 2018 – the Career Closet. Career Services is starting this program so students who are struggling financially will not need to carry the additional financial burden of purchasing business attire as they prepare for interviews, job fairs and internships.

Please consider donating new and gently used suits, pants, dress shirts, blouses, suit/sport jackets, skirts, dresses, scarves, neckties and belts. Attire should be clean and in excellent condition (no buttons missing, tears or broken zippers) and may be dropped off in Career Services during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information; click here.

Questions? Contact Karla Miller at millerk@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2163.

 

 

Sign Up Now: 38th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing at Brown County Golf Course

2016 Alumni Golf Outing

It was such a great time last year that we are returning to Brown County Golf Course for the 38th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing. The day includes a putting contest, 18 holes of golf with power cart, lunch, raffle, hole events, hors d’oeuvres reception and more. Team play will use a four-person scramble format. Prizes will be awarded to the low gross team and handicap team.

Date: Friday, June 8, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Brown County Golf Course

Cost/person: $125 if registered before May 25 and $135 after

Cost/foursome: $500 if registered before May 25 and $540 after

Save the date so you can join us or register today at https://uwgbscholarshipgolfouting18.eventbrite.com

Krash the Kress

Basic RGBKrash the Kress is a super cool event especially for UWGB alumni, students and friends. For the first time ever, a Green Bay men’s conference basketball game will be played on campus on Carol’s Court at the Kress Events Center, so we’ve put together an awesome tailgate party to get everyone ready to cheer on the Phoenix! Krash the Kress registration includes your game ticket, great tailgate food, two beverage tickets good for Bud products or soda, an epically awesome, long sleeve Krash the Kress t-shirt and fun swag to cheer on the team. The UW-Green Bay Pep Band, Green Bay cheerleaders and Phlash will be there too. Finally, there will be lots of drawings for fantastic prizes.

Date: Friday, February 16
Time: Tailgate Party from 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Green Bay Men’s Basketball game vs. UIC at 8 p.m.
Location: Tailgate Party in the East and West Gyms, Game on Carol’s Court – Kress Events Center
Cost: $20 adult ticket and tailgate, $10 youth ticket and tailgate, $10 adult tailgate only, $5 youth tailgate only

This is a family friendly event! There will be a Kids Zone with games and activities just for children.

Questions, contact Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at 920-465-2226 or moody@uwgb.edu.