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Save the Date for the Second Annual Alumni Reunion Days!

June 25th, 2014

It was a great time last year, so we’re doing it again! Join us for the Second Annual Alumni Reunion Days, Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25.

Watch for more on these Alumni Reunion Days Events

  • Basketball scrimmage and “Fanfest” at the Kress Center
  • UWGB Theatre performance
  • Weidner Center shows
  • University Archives display and so much more

To volunteer on the Alumni Reunion Days planning committee, e-mail Keep an eye on the alumni website for details.

Alumni Association Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

June 25th, 2014

The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Board of Directors.

2013-14 Alumni Association Board of Directors

2013-14 Alumni Association Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Steve Maricque ’78, President
Paula Fleurant ’75 & ’86, Vice President
Cheryl Paul ’85, Vice President
Sarah Olson ’10, Secretary
Crystal Pollack ’05, Treasurer
Steve Dill ’88, At Large
Lisa Pritzl ’98, At LargeBoard of Directors

Chad Bianchi ‘12
Jennifer Degener ‘03
Ken Eggen ’00 & ‘08
Ben Elsner ‘05
Karen Faulkner ‘93
Nicole Hoffmann ‘99
Mark Klotzbuecher ‘09
Patrick Madden ‘71
Paul Nickel ‘92
Mike Powers ‘00
Dan Terrien ‘99
Matt Vanden Avond ‘01
Vanessa Vanderveren-Marin ‘86
Nate Vandervest ‘03
Jo Wiebel ’97 & ‘04
Paul Willems ‘75

The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association engages our alumni and friends to build lifelong relationships that advance the continuing success of the University.

2013-2014 Phoenix Alumni PRIDE T-shirt

June 25th, 2014

Phoenix PRIDE T-shirt designsYou know you want one, so what are you waiting for? Order today! 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. Proceeds from t-shirt 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!


2014-2015 Phoenix Alumni PRIDE T-shirt Designers Wanted

June 25th, 2014

alumni-reunion-days-t-shirt-art2014Get in on the creative end of our new tradition — a collectible tee! Each year a limited edition t-shirt that reflects UWGB spirit will be created. Proceeds from each collectible tee help fund student scholarships. The design choice will be by popular vote via electronic means in September. The shirt will be unveiled at Alumni Reunion Days.

The winning designer receives a $50 gift card from The Phoenix Bookstore and admittance for two to 2014 Alumni Reunion Days! There are very few design restrictions:

  • One-color, front- or back-only design (designers recommend the shirt and print color)
  • Design should include the reunion year (2014)
  • Design needs to include a reference to UWGB or UW-Green Bay
  • Design should be relatable to the majority of UWGB alumni
  • Artwork should be submitted by Sept. 1 in a pdf file format to 

An official logo is not required in the design, but can be requested by contacting Sue Bodilly,

The Phoenix Bookstore Alumni Discount

June 25th, 2014

IMG_1332Remember to take advantage of the alumni discount when shopping at The Phoenix Bookstore.  Mention you are an alum at the checkout or use promo code “alumni” online at and receive 10% off your entire apparel and gift purchase.  For your summer shopping convenience, The Phoenix Bookstore is open 8 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Take advantage of the 30 minute parking located in the University Union parking lot for easy store access.

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

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  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

Keifer Sykes Receives Leadership Award, Key to the City from Mayor Schmitt

June 25th, 2014

On Tuesday evening at City Hall, near the beginning of the Green Bay City Council meeting, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt took time on a busy agenda to recognize men’s basketball senior Keifer Sykes (Chicago, Ill.).

The 2014 Horizon League Player of the Year, Sykes was honored not only for his play on the court but also for the way he handles himself as a role model for the youth in Green Bay. Schmitt read a proclamation and handed Sykes a Leadership Award.

For more information on Kiefer Sykes Leadership Award, click here.

34th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

May 7th, 2014

GolfCome out for a fun, relaxed day of golf and support students following in your footsteps at UWGB. The outing includes a putting contest, 18 holes of golf with power cart, lunch, raffle, hole events, hors d’oeuvres reception and more. Team play will use a four-person scramble format. Prizes will be awarded to the low gross team and handicap team.

Date: Friday, June 13
Location: Royal Scot Golf Course in New Franken

Schedule of Events
8 a.m.: Registration and Putting Contest
9 a.m.: Shotgun Start (four-person scramble format)
2 p.m.: Hors d’oeuvres Reception/Social
2:30 p.m.: Awards, Raffle and Door Prizes

For preferred pricing, please register by Friday, May 30 at Registration closes Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

For additional information, contact the Alumni Office at 920-465-2226 or e-mail

Awards Night Recognizes 360° of Top Grads

May 7th, 2014

Citing the help of exceptional faculty and staff, five UW-Green Bay alumni humbly accepted honors at the May 1 Alumni Awards Night on campus. Distinguished Alumni honors went to (from left) businessmen Bob Pyle and Craig Dickman and EPA official Constance Downs. Outstanding Recent Alumni awards went to state teacher of the year JoAnn Miller and redevelopment advocate Crystal Osman. Learn more