Category Archives: Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight – Steven Taylor

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

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

Alumni Spotlight – Dan Flannery

Writing this post made me a little nervous being that this week’s featured alumni has been a successful writer for the past 30 years!  No critiquing please:)  Meet alumnus Dan Flannery, an all around great guy and a fantastic writer.  Another alum UW-Green Bay is very proud of.

Name and Grad Year: Dan Flannery, ’80
Major: Communication and the Arts
Minor: Emphasis in journalism
Favorite Professor(s): Dean O’Brien and Tom Churchill
Employment: Executive editor, The Post-Crescent/ www.postcrescent.com; regional executive editor, Gannett Wisconsin Media
Family: Wife Mary; daughters Jennifer and Melanie; grandsons Matthew, William and John
Hobbies: Guitar, golf, movies, dining, cottage life in Oconto County
Volunteer Interests: Board member for the Community Blood Center in Appleton, oversee four annual Do It! Community Challenges at The Post-Crescent that raise money and awareness for basic needs and services.
Something you don’t know about Dan: He was a student station manager and operations manager at WGBW-FM, the UW-Green Bay campus radio station in the late 1970s-1980; did variety of shows, news/sportscasts. He also played guitar and bass and sang in lounge-disco bands of the day. Dan is one of UWGB’s Top 25 featured alumni in 2008′s “Degrees of Excellence” honors (www.uwgb.edu/25000/featured/flannery.html).
Ways to connect with Dan: Email at dflannery@gannett.com and LinkedIn at dflannery

Alumni Spotlight – Senator Dave Hansen

With this being election week, we thought it would be a great time to turn our “Alumni Spotlight” onto an alumni politician.  Congratulations to Senator Dave Hansen!  This has been a big week for this proud UW-Green Bay alumnus and we’re happy to tell you a little bit about him.

Name and Grad Year:  David N Hansen, ’71
Major: B.S. in History & Secondary Education Degree ( 7-12)
Favorite Professor(s): Dr. Paul Abrahams
Employment: He served as State of Wisconsin Senator for the past 12 years and was re-elected November 6, 2012  for another 4 year term
Family: Wife of 41 years, Jane, three daughters, Kathy, Cari, Christy and 11 grandchildren
Hobbies:  UWGB Athletics
Volunteer Interests: He is a member of the Phoenix Fund, is a Eucharistic minister, attends Eagle Scout Ceremonies and Habitat for Humanity openings
Something you don’t know about Senator Hansen: He has been a Green Bay Packer Usher for 30 years and attended the “Ice Bowl!”
Ways to connect with Senator Hansen: www.facebook.com/dave.hansen.568?ref=ts&fref=ts

Alumni Spotlight – Elexis Myslik

In this edition of the Alumni Spotlight, we highlight Elexis (Lex) Myslik, one of many fine teachers who works daily to shape the future of our youth.

Name and Grad Year: Elexis (Moody) Myslik, ’97
Major: Psychology, after graduating Lex received her teachers license through Silver Lake College
Minor: Human Development
Favorite Professor(s): Ed De St. Aubin
Employment: Special Education Teacher in the Oconto Falls School District
Family: Husband Marc, wonderful nieces and a nephew
Hobbies: Shopping, Zumba, spending time with her nieces and nephew
Volunteer Interests: Various organizations and activities through Oconto Falls School District, Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin
Something you don’t know about Lex: If she could have any job in the world she would work in a prison as a psychologist
Ways to connect with Lex: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lex-myslik/14/56/225

Alumni Spotlight – Amy Anderson

Here’s to another personally and professionally successful alumna, Amy Anderson.  Thank you for all you do for the Green Bay Community!  Again, our alumni are the best!!!

Name and Grad Year: Amy L. (Murto) Anderson ’85
Major(s): Business Administration
Minor(s): Communications
Employment: Contract Manager at Network Health
Family: Husband, Todd;  Sons Matthew, 26 and Brett, 23; Daughter Lexie, 13; Grandson!  Miles, 11 months
Hobbies: Golf, Music, Volleyball, Wine Tasting
Volunteer Interests: Management Women, CASA, Golden House, Women’s Fund of Green Bay (generally women’s and children’s issues)
Something you don’t know about Amy: She golfed 18 holes with Barry Sanders in June at the Donald Driver Foundation outing in Las Vegas
Ways to connect with Amy:  Email Amy at amyander@networkhealth.com or aander11@yahoo.com.  Find Amy on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001280743886

Alumni Spotlight – Dr. Lisa Shefchik

Hello UW-Green Bay Alumni!  This week we are featuring a young doctor who received her undergrad from UWGB.  Is there any career we alumni don’t work in…we think not. 

Name and Grad Year: Lisa R. Shefchik ’02
Major: Human Biology with Health Emphasis
Favorite Professor(s): Angela Bauer, Brian Merkel, Debra Pearson and others.  Lisa really liked the faculty at UWGB!
Employment: Chiropractor at Shefchik Chiropractic
Family: Married to Jeff Shefchik.  Two girls Payton(5) and Miah (4) with baby #3 due any day.
Hobbies: Softball, wakeboarding, gardening, and spending time with family.
Volunteer Interests: Anything with kids.
Something you don’t know about Lisa: She has a new found love for landscaping!  She LOVES looking at all the plants and shrubs!
Ways to connect with Lisa: Like her business page on facebook, Shefchik Chiropractic!  or send an e-mail at DrLisa@shefchikchiropractic.