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Alumni Travel Opportunities

Whether you’re interested in traveling overseas or on the seas, our alumni travel opportunities offer a little of everything for everyone.

Spain’s Costa del Sol & The Portuguese Riviera: April 27 – May 09, 2017

Madrid, Prado Museum, AVE High-Speed Train, Cordoba, Costa del Sol, Granada, Alhambra, Ronda, Seville, Cascais, Lisbon, Mafra Palace & Monastery, Ericeira, Sintra, Obidos, FatSpain's Costa del Solima

  • Join a local expert to explore the priceless masterpieces of the Prado Museum.
  • All aboard! Journey on the thrilling AVE High Speed Train.
  • Explore 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Enjoy “fun in the sun” with 3 nights in Costa del Sol and 4 nights in the Portuguese Riviera.
  • Savor regional wines with every included dinner!

For more information, visit Spain’s Costa del Sol & The Portuguese Riviera.

National Parks of America: August 25 – September 05, 2017 National Parks of America

Scottsdale, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, Old Faithful, Sheridan, Bighorn Mountains, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial

For more information, visit National Parks of America.

Getting ready for the Phoenix 500 Duck Race

Call him Ducky Balboa, or perhaps Ducky McFurduck… either way, if you enter a duck in the Phoenix 500 Duck Race this Saturday in downtown Green Bay, go in with the knowledge that your duck will be racing alongside Dean Scott Furlong’s yet-to-be-named duck who has received specialized Rocky-style-preparation to get ready for the big race. All proceeds from the race benefit alumni scholarships.

Alumni Association Awards $36,000 in Scholarships

27012935945_51d5261c52_zThe UW-Green Bay Alumni Association has been working hard to raise money to support UWGB students through scholarships. This past year, your Alumni Association, which all UWGB graduates are automatically part of, invested over $55,000 to award the following scholarships:

  • $2,000 Annual Legacy Scholarship for students following in an immediate family member’s footsteps
  • Two – $2,000 Annual Scholarships for upper classmen who are highly involved and successful
  • $2,500 UW-Green Bay Alumni Commemorative Annual Scholarship to be awarded for five consecutive years to students determined by the UW-Green Bay Financial Aid Office
  • One time $12,500 matching gift to the UW-Green Bay Annual Fund to drive alumni scholarship donations through the Phone-a-Thon
  • Invested $15,000 into the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, which is now at more than $50,000. This endowed scholarship awards approximately $2,000 in scholarships each year into perpetuity. Scholarship criteria is based on GPA and financial need.
  • Invested $12,500 into a new Alumni Association Endowed Graduate Program Scholarship, which will award $500 to a UWGB alumni returning for their Master’s degree each year into perpetuity. Scholarship criteria is still being determined.

The total invested in 2015-2016 by your Alumni Association is $58,500 and the total amount in scholarships awarded is $36,000! Those are numbers to be proud of!


Sat, Aug 6: Phoenix 500 Duck Race

phlash-rubber-duckieDid you know over the last year, 115 alumni and University friends each gave $500 to build a large unrestricted scholarship benefiting UWGB students? Because of their generosity, together, they created a $57,000 scholarship that will annually produce more than $1,000 in scholarships from now until the end of time! We invite you to join them in growing the Phoenix 500 Scholarship Fund by participating in the first ever Phoenix 500 Duck Race.

On Saturday, August 6, we are hosting the Phoenix 500 Duck Race, tournament style, with ducks navigating a slip and slide course. The cost to participate is $5 per duck or $20 for a quack pack of 5 ducks. This is going to be a ton of fun with ducks moving forward in brackets.

Date: Saturday, August 6
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Hagemeister Park Restaurant and Patio, 325 N Washington St, Green Bay

If you wish to make a $500 gift and be a Phoenix 500 flock member, there’s still time! To learn more or sign up today, visit Phoenix 500 flock. Each flock member receives a one-of-a-kind Phlash Phoenix rubber duck!

Sun, Aug 14: UW-Green Bay Day at Bay Beach

11921872_10153821769053455_787230123073444078_oThere’s no better place to have summer family fun than Bay Beach Amusement Park! Join fellow alumni and their families for a super fun day at Bay Beach! Each family will receive 20 tickets for Bay Beach and a special UW-Green Bay gift. Wear UWGB gear to receive an additional prize.

Bring a picnic lunch and catch up with friends. There will be family games to compete in for UWGB prizes and an opportunity to get your picture taken with Phlash.

Noon: Check in and ‘bring your own’ picnic lunch
12:30 p.m.: Family/kids games
1 p.m.: Have fun at Bay Beach

Please register at UW-Green Bay Day at Bay Beach by Friday, August 12.

All alumni activities will take place in shelter 2. Look for the UWGB alumni sail banners. You won’t miss us!

Contact your alumni director, Kari Moody at or 920-465-2226 with any questions.

A Special Thank You to 50th Anniversary Sponsors

THANK YOUThe University of Wisconsin Green-Bay had a tremendous 50th Anniversary this past year! For a re-cap, check out our 50th Anniversary website. As the celebration of this important milestone comes to a close, 50th Anniversary Co-Chairs Tracy Heaser ’05 and Molly Vandervest want to send a special “thank you” to those who helped make it happen. “We are especially grateful for the generosity of our sponsors helping to put the University in the spotlight while allowing us to maintain our most important function: providing an excellent, interdisciplinary and problem-focused educational experience for our students.” All of us at UW-Green Bay ask you to please join us in saying thank you to our 50th Anniversary sponsors for their tremendous support!

Thurs, Sept 1: Freshman Move-in Day

move-in-feature-photo-624x361Would you like to help welcome freshman to UW-Green Bay this fall? We’ve got the perfect opportunity for you! First-year students move in to campus housing on Thursday, September 1st between 8:30 a.m. and noon and we need your help getting them and their stuff to their rooms.

As part of tradition, UWGB faculty, staff and alumni have been on site to assist our newest students as they move to campus and take one of their first steps towards completing their education. As you know, this is a stressful time for both the student and their family and 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, bags and refrigerators into the buildings.

The Office of Residence Life invites you to be one of the volunteers who will both welcome and assist our students with their physical move into UWGB student housing. This small gift of your time and energy could have a huge impact on our students’ engagement and retention. If interested, please register here by August 1.

As always, a luncheon will be provided to all volunteers following move-in day as a small token of our appreciation. Thank you, in advance, for putting Phoenix first! If you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life, (920) 465-2040.