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Alumni Spotlight – Dan Flannery

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

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/; 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 (
Ways to connect with Dan: Email at and LinkedIn at dflannery

Alumni Spotlight – Senator Dave Hansen

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

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:

Alumni Spotlight – Elexis Myslik

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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:

Alumni Spotlight – Amy Anderson

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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 or  Find Amy on Facebook at

Alumni Spotlight – Dr. Lisa Shefchik

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

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.

Alumni Spotlight – Bryan Anker

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

This week we spotlight an alum who earned his degree through our Adult Degree program.  Kudos to Bryan for not only attending college during a very busy time in his life but for also knocking it out of the park and graduating Summa Cum Laude!  Meet Bryan Anker…

Name and Grad Year: Bryan Anker, ’12 - Summa Cum Laude
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies – Emphasis on Business
Minor: Business Administration
Favorite Professor(s): Vicky Medland, Forrest Brooks
Employment: District Manager at Kraft Foods/ Nabisco (14 years)
Family: Spouse – Tina (20 yr anniversary in December), 2 daughters – Nikki (Sophomore at UWGB) and Alyssa (Freshman at Shawano High School)
Hobbies: I love archery, playing guitar, reading, and hanging out at the cabin
Volunteer Interests: I support Paul’s Pantry and Old Dogs that Care (Military Support Group)
Something you don’t know about Bryan: I was in the Marine Corps Reserves 1986-93 – Rank of Sergeant (E-5). Also, I still hold a Shawano High School track record in 300 meter intermediate hurdles (26 years and counting)!
Ways to connect with Bryan: Facebook at, email at and phone at 715-304-7375

Alumni Spotlight – Mary Frank-Arlt

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Week number three and another fantastic alumni to spotlight…Meet Mary Frank-Arlt, a smart young leader and super involved alumna working right in the Green Bay Community! Thank you Mary, for proving yet again how awesome UW-Green Bay alumni are! You make us proud!

Name and Grad Year:  Mary Frank-Arlt ’08
Major: Double major – Business Administration w/ emphasis on Marketing and Psychology
Favorite Professor(s): I enjoyed all my professors who taught using their “real world” examples.
Employment:  Brand Communications Specialist for Integrys Energy Group.
Family: Husband – Nick Arlt & adorable French Bulldog/Pug mix – Jobs
Hobbies: Kayaking, Hiking, and Reading (anything other than my MBA textbooks!)
Volunteer Interests:  UWGB Founders Board of Directors; Current, Young Professionals Network; Brown County United Way Emerging Leaders Society
Something you don’t know about Mary: I am a past President of Zeta Omega Tau, the only surviving sorority at UWGB.
Ways to connect with Mary:

Alumni Spotlight – Danny Schulz

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Hi Alumni! Here’s our second addition of the “Alumni Spotlight”. Wow, do we have a lot of people to be excited about…Danny is definitely one of them!!!

Name: Danny Schulz ’05
Major(s): Accounting and Business Administration
Favorite Professor(s): Steve Muzatko and Steve Meyer
Employment: Sales and Property Tax Accountant with Vollrath Company located in Sheboygan, WI
Family: Wife and fellow alumna Casie (Rindfleisch) Schulz ’06, 6 month old daughter, Braleigh
Hobbies: Golf, woodworking and hanging out with friends
Volunteer Interests: Coastal Connections Young Professionals Network Core Team, Junior Achievement, Jaycees and Past UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Board Member
Something you don’t know about Danny: He’s a 49ers fan who feels bad about the Packers loss this past Monday. (We forgive you Danny)
Ways to connect with Danny: or

Alumni Spotlight – Kris Cunningham

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Starting today we will post a weekly “Alumni Spotlight” showing off a fabulous, remarkable, awesome, wonderful alum! We start with Kris Cunningham. We like her a lot and you will too…

Name: Kris (Kuehl) Cunningham ’92
Major: Human Development
Minor: Business Administration
Favorite Professor(s): Dean Rodeheaver and Illene Cupit
Employment: Co-Owner with husband, Dan, of Fish Tales Food & Spirits, Lodi, WI, a successful restaurant in the Lake Wisconsin area.
Family: Husband Dan, 3 year old daughter, Evelyn and 10 month old son, Evan
Hobbies: Food and wine and following the Packers, Brewers, Badgers and Phoenix!
Volunteer Interests: Past President of League of Women Voters of Columbia/Sauk Counties. Through the restaurant, they sponsor many local community events.
Something you don’t know about Kris: Her great-grandparents owned a turn of the century dance hall in Tisch Mills, WI. Her great-grandfather, grandfather and grandmother were all elected Kewaunee County Sheriffs. Food & spirits may be in her blood but running for sheriff, she’s certain, is not. or Twitter: @kris_cunningham