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Featuring… YOU. More great news about our alumni and friends

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

In case you’ve missed it, take a look at the photo gallery from our 2014 Alumni Awards

What was it like to be an international student in the 80s? (Ahmad) Faisal Alias shares his memories

Young alum (he will graduate in May) Bussiere thanks his teachers for a great start to his science career

Go Green: Paul Linzmeyer ’78 receives Alumni Earth Caretaker Award

Why this nature-based 4K partnership is a win-win for community-campus

UW-Green Bay announces recipients of ‘Distinguished,’ ‘Recent’ alumni awards

Friday, February 21st, 2014

2alumni award winners past presentThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will recognize five meritorious graduates of the institution at the 2014 Alumni Association Awards Night on Thursday evening, May 1.

This year’s honorees are Craig Dickman, Class of 1982, Constance Downs ’96, and Bob Pyle, ’83, each receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award; and JoAnn Miller ’01 and Crystal Osman ’08, recipients of the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. For more information on each of the 2014 recipients, click here.

The annual program spotlights UW-Green Bay alumni who have made special contributions to the University, their communities and professions. The ceremony takes place in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. The event is open to the public. It begins with a 5 p.m. social and includes dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the program. The cost is $35 per person. For more information, contact the UW-Green Bay Alumni Office at (920) 465-2074 or

Help Wanted – Alumni Association Board Members

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Your AlumHelp Wantedni Association Board is seeking board members. This is a great way to reconnect with the University and give back to your alma mater. The board meets bimonthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 pm.

The UWGB Alumni Association engages our alumni and friends to build lifelong relationships that advance the continuing success of the University. To forward this mission, the Alumni Association Board strives to be diverse in careers, graduation years and gender.

If you would like more information, or are interested in being considered, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at 920-465-2226 or via email at

Alumni Phone-A-Thon

Friday, February 21st, 2014

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Alumni Phone-A-Thon students have recently begun calling for the spring semester to update alumni records and raise funds for the University. This group of seventeen students enjoys connecting with alumniPhone-A-Thon and learning about the history of campus while raising vital funds for the Annual Fund and receiving valuable work experience. The Annual Fund supports academic programs and scholarships, and last year, in part thanks to alumni support through the Phone-A-Thon, 47 students received $60,000 in scholarships! This year, the callers’ goal is to surpass last year’s total of approximately $110,000.

If you receive a phone call from the Alumni Phone-A-Thon, and do not feel comfortable providing information over the telephone, please know you can update your contact information on the alumni website and you can give a gift via mail or online. Thank you in advance for your time and your support of your alma mater!

Phoenix Alumni PRIDE T-shirt

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Phoenix PRIDE T-shirt designsYou know you want one, so what are you waiting for? Order today! The Phoenix Alumni PRIDE t-shirt is a unique collectible, with a new design each year. This year 2013 alum Katie Van Straten designed the shirt (watch for a competition in 2014). Proceeds from t-shirt sales support UW-Green Bay Alumni Association scholarships. 

To show your Phoenix pride, and to contribute to the scholarship fund, order one today! T-shirts are available in adult sizes medium – XXL. Cost is $10 per t-shirt plus $5 for shipping. Send an email to with your name, address, the number of t-shirts you would like, along with needed sizes.  You will then be contacted by the Alumni Relations office for payment options. Go Phoenix!

Blast from the Past – Highlighting Our Musical History

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Music has always been an important part of UWGB’s unique history.  Pop Singers, Pep Band, Show Choir, Jazz Fest, and Brass Choir, Marching Band, among the opportunities. What are your musical UWGB memories? Do you have any photos?

We are seeking your help to preserve the rich history of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. We would love your help in identifying the individuals in this Show Choir photo from the 1990s.

Whether you want to send us a story/memory, a digital image, or are ready to part with the original item, you may contact the Archives at: or (920) 465-2539. Who knows? Your photo might be highlighted in our popular Facebook feature: Throwback Thursday! Check it out at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center.

Looking for a New Career Opportunity? Check out UW-Green Bay!

Friday, February 21st, 2014

UW-Green Bay employs many alumni…161 people to be exact. There are a number of great employment opportunities available at our University right now. Check them out at UWGB employment.

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Opportunities

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is seeking two quality candidates to complete a one-year AmeriCorps VISTA commitment. These are both full-time positions offered through the Corporation for National and Community Service. This is considered a VOLUNTEER position, although a monthly subsistence allowance is provided. Health care coverage, child care, and a post-service stipend or education award are also included.

Green Bay Habitat ReStore:
Responsibilities will include increasing the quantity and quality of products sold through targeted solicitation of donated products for resale. Activities include research and report on potential donors of new goods, develop and implement an online donation pick-up request form, and improve the donor correspondence program. Retail experience is helpful, but not required. A passion for community service, recycling and the mission of Habitat for Humanity is essential.

Applications, including resume and salary history, should be submitted to:

Bill Seleen, ReStore Director
Green Bay ReStore
2965 Ramada Way #B,
Green Bay, WI 54304

“A Brush with Kindness” Program Developer
: ABWK is an exterior home preservation program that offers painting, landscaping and minor repair services to eligible homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Projects include painting, landscaping, weatherization and minor repair services. The development of this program includes the creation of a system to identify and assess need and eligibility of ABWK applicants, develop a volunteer recruitment and management plan and the development of collaborative partnerships to support expansion of the affiliate’s volunteer efforts.

Applications, including resume and salary history, should be submitted to:

Jeff Johnson, Executive Director
Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 10263
Green Bay, WI 54307-0263

Applications must be received no later than February 28, 2014 to be considered. Additional information about AmeriCorps VISTA can be found at

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

Friday, February 21st, 2014

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And don’t forget to play the new Liberty Mutual RISE app. Guide your skier down the slope while avoiding obstacles along the way. It’s not about how many times you fall, it’s about getting back up and pushing forward! Learn more about Team USA and get your free quote on Liberty Mutual auto and home insurance now, or call 1-800-524-9400 for a quote.

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