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UW Credit Union Alumni Association Credit Card

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Great news for all UWGB alumni who like to display their Phoenix pride. Your University has partnered with the UW Credit Union to offer you a credit card with iconic campus imagery.  This particular affinity partnership benefits student scholarships and alumni events.  Take advantage of all this great credit card has to offer.

•             Receive low rates.
•             Earn points toward airfare, merchandise and gift cards.
•             Earn 1% cash back on purchases.
•             Option to donate points back to UW-Green Bay Alumni Association.
•             Choose from UW-Green Bay Alumni Association customized card designs.
•             No fees* for Cash Advances and Balance Transfers.
•             Track spending with easy-to-use Money Management Tools.

To get started, apply at or stop by any UW Credit Union branch.

Get Your 10% Off at The Phoenix Bookstore

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Shop The Phoenix Bookstore for a great selection of last minute holiday gifts.  Remember Alumni ALWAYS receive a 10% DISCOUNT on apparel and gift items.  Simply mention you are an alum when you check out at the store or add ALUMNI DISCOUNT as the promo code when ordering online at

Shorewood 2013 Holiday Specials

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean Shorewood Golf Course isn’t in full swing. Think of Shorewood when you’re looking for the perfect gift for the golfer in your family.

  • Gift Cards for any dollar amount can be used for food, beverage, merchandise or anything golf-related
  • A dozen TaylorMade Lethal logo balls, golf glove and Shorewood t-shirt is just $60 + tax (25% Savings!)
  • 10 nine-hole rounds of golf with sleeve of TaylorMade logo golf balls is $150 + tax walking, $230 + tax with cart
  • 20 nine-hole rounds of golf with two sleeves of TaylorMade logo golf balls and Shorewood t-shirt is $280 + tax (walking), $420 + tax (with cart)

Off-season is also a great time to have your clubs repaired.  Contact Shorewood at 920-465-2118 or for all your club repair and re-gripping needs.

Shorewood also invites you to like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter and Instagram!

Give the Gift of Education and Opportunity

Friday, December 13th, 2013

With the season of giving upon us, please consider making a gift back to your alma mater. Alumni support is more important now than ever, as tuition continues to increase, while other funding sources remain flat or decrease. Your gift helps support UW-Green Bay students through scholarships or supplementing costs for academic programs.

For example, UW-Green Bay alumni helped 47 students receive more than $60,000 in scholarships this year. This is especially important since 82% of UWGB undergraduates qualify for, and receive some form, of financial aid. With more than 6,700 students to support, know that every little bit helps, and adds up to a big difference for UW-Green Bay students! Find out how to make your tax-deductible gift,


Friday, December 13th, 2013

UWGB has an LGBTQ Resource Center on campus, and a way for alums to connect off campus as well —through Facebook. Much like geographical Alumni Networks, the UWGB LGBTQ Alumni Network is a way to connect, keep in touch and network with other alums in the LGBTQ community. The Facebook group is a closed group (you need to request to join), allowing only the members of the group to see the wall and postings. If you want to be a part of the LGBTQ Alumni Network simply find us on Facebook and ask to join!

Additionally the LGBTQ Alumni Network would like to meet at least once a year, if not more! While at Pride Alive, a group of UWGB alumni met at the LGBTQ Resource Center booth, and indicated a desire to have a place for UWGB LGBTQ alumni to meet and socialize. The LGBTQ Alumni Network will provide for more of these opportunities. Join the network here: UWGB LGBTQ Network.

Phoenix Alumni PRIDE T-shirt

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Want to get in on the latest Phoenix fashion? 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-Phoenix PRIDE T-shirt designsshirt 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!

Nov 23 – Join us for the Green Bay Holiday Parade and Alumni Gathering

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Green Bay Holiday ParadeThe Green Bay Holiday Parade takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 23 in Downtown Green Bay. UW-Green Bay will again have a float in the parade and we will be handing out candy on the parade route. This year, we have a special treat for our alumni who are wearing their UWGB gear. “Sport” your UWGB apparel and receive a complimentary ticket to that night’s 7 p.m. Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball game! Wave us down as the UWGB float goes by and we will hand you a ticket to the game. It’s that easy.

We also invite you to an alumni gathering immediately after the parade. Join us at our alumni tent in the Johnson Bank parking lot, located on South Washington Street, for hot chocolate and goodies. Our affinity partner, Liberty Mutual, will have a hot cocoa toppings bar to sweeten your drink as well. Phlash will be available for photos, too! If game tickets remain, they will also be given to those who attend the alumni gathering.

So come out to the Green Bay Holiday Parade to enjoy the season and support your alma mater! Go Phoenix!

Our Alumni make a Joyful Noise

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The music we hear at the Holiday Parade is going to be fantastic.  We’re so proud to learn that the following bands will be directed by UW-Green Bay alumni.

Karen (Bauer) Iken: East High School
David Viste: West High School
Kevin VanEss: Washington Middle School Jazz
Marc Jimos: Ashwaubenon High School
Becky (Martin) Rego: Franklin Middle School Choir

First-ever Alumni Reunion Days was a Sensational Time!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Alumni Reunion Days in early November was well attended with nearly 200 alumni and more than 80 faculty and staff attending.  In total, nearly 400 people came out for the first-time event! With more than 20 event offerings throughout the weekend, ranging from athletic events to art displays and tours of campus, there was something for everyone. We are pleased to hear that many alums said they’ll be back next year and will be bringing their alumni friends with them.  To view photos, visit our Facebook page.