Alumni Newsmakers

EMBI Symposium honors Harris

Photo: Vicky HarrisIf you love to fish local rivers and streams, view wildlife in a nearby wetland or just sit on the bank of a waterway and enjoy the view, your gratitude should be extended, in part, to Victoria Harris. The longtime water quality and habitat restoration specialist with the UW Sea Grant Institute on the UW-Green Bay campus has dedicated her life to clean water. Read more…

Wojta will play for Minnesota Lynx

Photo: Julie Wojta wearing Lynx JerseyJulie Wojta was the first Green Bay Phoenix women’s basketball player to be selected in the WNBA draft, chosen 18th by the Minnesota Lynks, last year’s WNBA champion. Read more…

The Phoenix Fast Break Club is hosting a bus trip to see Wojta in her season-opener May 15. Read more…

Hollywood headhunter

Photo: Valerie WalbrandtValerie Walbrandt from Neenah, Wisconsin, earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Processes in 2004. How did this former intern at FOX 11 News (WLUK-TV) wind up in Los Angeles as an assistant producer for casting, lining up talent for reality shows and working the occasional Oscar party? Read more…

Katers honored as ‘Most Distinguished’

Photo: John KatersAt UW-Green Bay, Prof. John Katers is recognized as an authority on recycling, waste management, renewable energy and more. He’s also known as a personable and engaging teacher, challenging students to get past pre-conceived biases with regards to business and resources. Now he is recognized as 2012 Distinguished Alumni at his high school alma mater, Green Bay Southwest, as well. Read more…

Mansky ’77 an elections expert

Photo: Joe ManskyJoe Mansky never expected he’d become an elections expert. After graduating from UW-Green Bay with an Environmental Science degree in 1977, Mansky worked as a hydrologist in Omaha, Neb. When his employer later went out of business, and amid an economic recession, Mansky moved to Minnesota figuring he’d have to do something else. Read more…

Education alumni win Golden Apples

Glance through the credentials of the annual Golden Apple Award recipients, and there’s a good chance you’ll see UW-Green Bay — again and again. University alumni traditionally have been well represented among those receiving the prestigious teaching accolades, and 2012 was no exception. Of the honorees in seven categories, three have UW-Green Bay ties — either they graduated from the University or came back to boost their already impressive teaching cred with additional certification. Read more…