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July 26: UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Night at the Madison Mallards Game

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Get together with fellow alumni and cheer on the Green Bay Bullfrogs as they take on the Madison Mallards on Saturday, July 26 at 6:05 p.m. in Madison. Package pricing has been set up for UWGB alumni:Mallards logo

$16 Pepsi Tailgate Tickets: includes all-you-can-eat and unlimited soda and water from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as a reserved stadium seat.
$20 Pepsi Tailgate Tickets: includes all-you-can-eat and unlimited beer, soda and water from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as a reserved stadium seat.

Tickets can be purchased at www.mallardsgroups.com.  Enter “greenbay” for the special pricing listed above. If you have any questions regarding tickets, please contact Rick Brostowitz at 608-246-4277 or at rick@mallardsbaseball.com.

Habitat for Humanity Service Learning Trip Needs Your Help

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

DSC01384For many alumni, a Habitat for Humanity service learning trip over winter or spring break was one of the most memorable experiences of their college career. Perhaps there are some alums who would now like to help other students have that life-changing experience. Ten UWGB students have been invited to participate in a Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip to Bicol, Philippines in August 2014 to build homes and hope for families there. Adviser and Dean of Enrollment Services Mike Stearney will accompany the students. The UWGB team will be joined by teams of college students from Japan and the Philippines on this special multi-national project. Sixty student volunteers will work near Naga City to build a community of homes for rural families impacted by poverty and Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon last November damaged or destroyed more than a million homes in the Philippines. Rebuilding lives will continue well into the coming years, but the path forward for families starts with a home. The students need partners to make this happen. Each student needs to raise approximately $1,700 to cover their trip expenses. If you can help, please consider making a donation to https://share.habitat.org/gv15340.

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 alumni@uwgb.edu.

Feature February – Adam Halfmann

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Adam Halfmann 2Name and Grad Year: Adam Halfmann ’07
Major: Communications
Minor: Corporate Communications
Favorite Professor(s): Phil Clampitt and Tim Meyer
Current Employment: Green Bay Phoenix Athletics
Hobbies: Photography
Volunteer Interests: Special Spaces Green Bay
First career position after graduating? Marketing and Promotions Coordinator for Green Bay Phoenix Athletics. Adam is now the Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Promotions for Green Bay Phoenix Athletics.
Favorite memories of UWGB? Making it into Phil Clampitt’s Hall of Fame for his “Cases” project. Winning the Student Employee of the Year award.
What one word comes to mind when you think of UWGB? Family
Favorite spots on campus? Phoenix Sports Center, MAC Winter Garden, GAC Lab project rooms.

Feature February: Alumni Couple, Bob and Jeanne Cramer

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Color Run 2013 005Name and Grad Year: Bob and Jeanne Cramer ’73. They both graduated May 27th 1973. Bob’s birthday was May 28th, they were married June 2nd, and Jeanne’s birthday was June 4th. You can imagine what a busy few weeks they had!
Major: Human Growth and Development
Favorite Professor: Carol Richter
Current Employment: Jeanne retired from St. Jude School and Bob from Procter and Gamble. In their retirement, they enjoy watching their grandsons after school three days a week and during the summer. Their grandsons are the light of their lives.
Hobbies: They both enjoy running, biking, golfing and watching sports. Jeanne enjoyes taking pictures, scrapbooking and reconnecting with friends and family on Facebook. Bob is in two Fantasy Football leagues.
First career position after graduating: After graduation they couldn’t find teaching jobs. Early education wasn’t paying much in those days so they subbed in local schools until they were forced to find jobs outside of their field. Jeanne was lucky to be able to stay home with her two daughters until their youngest was in second grade. She was then offered a job at St. Jude School, which happened to be across the street from where they live. Bob worked for Procter and Gamble.
Extracurricular groups/organizations: None, they worked alot of hours to put themselves through school but they did attend many UWGB basketball and soccer games.
What one word comes to mind when thinking of UWGB? “Peanuts.” Back then there was “Peanut Night” at the Student Union and they both threw peanuts at each other. For a long time Bob’s nickname for Jeanne was “Peanuts.”
Favorite spot on campus? Their favorite spot at UWGB, besides the Student Union, was the people pockets.  They spent a lot of time there, getting to know each other.

Feature February – Emily Bartos

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Emily BartosName and Grad Year: Emily Bartos, 2010
Major: Studio Art, photography
Minor: Design Arts
Favorite Professor(s): Alison Gates and Sarah Detweiler
Current Employment: Emily works as a manager at Noodles & Company and she owns a wedding and portrait business called “Emily Bee Arts” (emilybeearts.com)
Hobbies: Photography,drawing, painting, singing and writing
Volunteer Interests: In the last two years, she’s donated her services to the charity event, Madison Re-Prom for Huntington’s Disease.
First career position after graduating: She was promoted to management upon moving to Madison, and established Emily Bee Arts in early 2011.
Favorite memory of UWGB: Comic artist Lynda Barry came to campus and spoke and gave an amazing workshop. So inspiring!
Extracurricular groups/organizations: Art Agency and the Straight and Gay Alliance
What one word comes to mind when thinking of UWGB? “Friends.” She met so many great people, and she misses many of them dearly.
Favorite spot on campus? The coffee shop!

Alumni Spotlight – Nick Skeen

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Our alumni continue to be hard at work making their way in the world and making an impact as they do. Meet recent alumnus, Nick Skeen. He’s newly married and working for a great recruiting partner of UW-Green Bay, Schneider National.

Name and Grad Year: Nick Skeen, ’08
Major: Business Administration- Human Resource Emphasis
Major: Corporate Communications
Favorite Professor(s): Tim Meyer, Lucy Arndt, Phil Clampit
Employment: Schneider National-Product Manager
Family: Married February of 2012. No kids…yet
Hobbies: Golf in the summer, city league basketball and indoor volleyball in the winter
Volunteer Interests: He is working to determine what his volunteer interests are and is hoping to find time to volunteer in the near future.
Something you don’t know about Nick: He once went skydiving and will NEVER do it again!
Ways to connect with Nick: You can find him on Facebook

Alumni Spotlight – Steven Taylor

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

This week we spotlight a past Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.  Meet Steve Taylor who is an enthusiastic advocate of UW-Green Bay and an avid supporter of our Green Bay Athletics Program.

Name and Grad Year:  Steven A. Taylor, ’79
Major:  Business Administration
Favorite Professor(s): Dr. Jack Fritsch and Dr. Richard Logan
Employment:  25 years with Northwestern Mutual
Family:  Wife Christine, Daughter Natalie, Son Nicholas
Hobbies:  Music, Golf, Basketball, Baseball
Volunteer interests:  Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Inc., Leadership Green Bay ’85, Golden House, NWTC Educational Foundation, Inc., UW-Green Bay Phoenix Fund, UW-Green Bay Distinguished Alumni Award Winner ’03, National Railroad Museum Board of Directors, Northwestern Mutual Community Service Award Winner ’02, Downtown Green Bay Holiday Parade Staging Coordinator
Something you don’t know about Steve:  Steve was the 2010 UW-Green Bay Spring Commencement speaker and he’s a night owl
Ways to connect with Steve:  Facebook

Alumni Spotlight – Karen Faulkner

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

As you know, our alumni are doing great things all over the world.  This week we spotlight Karen Faulkner, an alumni who gives back to her community in her professional and personal life. Thank you to Karen and the many UW-Green Bay alumna like her who make our world a better place.

Name and Grad Year: Karen (Michaels) Faulkner, ’93
Major(s): Psychology and Human Development
Minor(s): Business Administration
Favorite Professor(s): Dr. Timothy Sewall, Dr. Charles Matter and Dr. Illene (Noppe) Cupit
Employment: Director of Golden House (domestic violence program and shelter)
Family: Husband, Jason and daughters, Nicole (17 and in her senior year) and Jennifer (12 and thinks she is in her senior year)
Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, travel and yoga
Volunteer Interests: Leadership Green Bay and short community/human service events she can do with her kids
Something you don’t know about Karen: She has worked in six nonprofit organizations in Green Bay since she graduated 19 years ago and as challenging as it, she still loves it! She loves seeing fantastic people work hard to make this a great place to live.
Ways to connect with Karen:  She can be found on Facebook and Linkedin