4th Edition Phoenix PRIDE Shirt

newsletter-pictureDesigners Betsy Hansen ’08 and Laura Wire ’14 go head-to-head or shall we say, “shirt-to-shirt” to raise funds for scholarships. Vote here between September 27 and October 21 for the T–shirt design you like best! The winning tee will be available for purchase in The Phoenix Bookstore and online at www.thephoenixbookstore.com beginning November 2016. Voting is open from Monday, October 3 through Friday, October 21. Watch the alumni website and alumni Facebook page to see which Phoenix PRIDE Shirt our alumni will be stylin’ this year!

Forever Phoenix Alumni Postcard

forever-phoenix_email-headerWith the campaign season underway, we know you are receiving a lot of postcards in the mail. We promise it is worth your time to keep an eye out for the alumni postcard explaining our Forever Phoenix Sweepstakes. There will be opportunities to win incredible prizes including a Go Pro package, Green Bay Packers tickets, a holiday shopping trip to Chicago and more! The mailing will go out at the end of October so be sure to watch for it.

Alumni Association Annual Meeting

11148423_10154224107748455_5732399118435293425_oJoin your Alumni Association Board of Directors for a social and then learn about all of the work being done to engage alumni and students with UW-Green Bay. UWGB is a great place and there are so many innovative things happening.  You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear the latest. We hope to see you there.

Visit Alumni Association Annual Meeting to register before Friday, October 14.

Amazon portal provides percentage of sales to UW-Green Bay Alumni Association

The Alumni Association of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has joined as a participant in onlinethe AmazonSmile program, which donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases via Amazon to the charitable organization of your choice — in this case, of course, the Alumni Association of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Those who would like to support the University in this fashion should begin their personal Amazon shopping at https://smile.amazon.com/. After signing in with their Amazon account information, they would search for, and select Alumni Association of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay under “Pick your own charitable organization.” The site will remember this designation, and future purchases from Amazon that start through smile.amazon.com will automatically benefit the the Alumni Association. The program is strictly anonymous, with the Alumni Association receiving no ID or purchase information — just periodic proceeds.

10 Ways to Get Involved with UW-Green Bay

12120008_10153955707318455_8451781152468978332_oDo you ever wonder how you can get reconnected with your alma mater? Well we’ve helped you figure it out with this handy list. Check it out! 

  1. Attend Alumni Events
  2. Be Social – Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  3. Give Back to Scholarships – You remember what it was like trying to pay for the great education you have. Now’s your chance to help students following in your footsteps. There’s plenty of need.
  4. Join an Alumni Association Committee or Taskforce – Do you think our super fun events create themselves? No! We need your help! Sign up to help on any one of our committees or taskforces including: Scholarships, Fund Development, Student/Alumni Engagement, and Awards.
  5. Mentor New Graduates – New grads look up to alumni who’ve been out in the work world for a while and have a lot to learn from you. We’ve created a guided mentoring program to provide you and your mentee a meaningful experience.
  6. Provide Internship Opportunities to Students – Students are always looking for ways to get their foot in the door. You could help them take that first step by working with your employer and the UWGB Career Services department to create internships.
  7. Recruit Students – As an alum, you are UW-Green Bay’s strongest recruiter. Share your UWGB experience and love for your alma mater with potential students. Consider going back to your high school and speaking in a favorite class about how UW-Green Bay led you to your career.
  8. Sit on the Alumni Association Board of Directors – Do you want to be a part of the driving force behind your Alumni Association? This is where it’s done! Join your highly professional, highly respected, diverse Alumni Association Board to make things happen.
  9. Volunteer for Community Events as a UWGB RepresentativeGiving back is fun and it’s the right thing to do. Next time you participate in a food drive, wear your UWGB hat. UWGB alumni also volunteer for events together. Ask us where to sign up.
  10. Wear your UWGB Gear – There’s no better way to show your UWGB pride than to wear your UWGB gear…here there and everywhere! Check out The Phoenix Bookstore for the latest styles.

To learn more, contact your Alumni Director Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2226.

UWGB alumna, Megan Lukan says Olympic journey is all about family (Green Bay family, too)

Former UW-Green Bay basketball player Megan Lukan is overwhelmed by the amount of support she received following her participation and bronze medal win at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Barrie Examiner highlighted her journey and the support she received along the way. Read the article and her reaction to her Olympic journey.

We Need Your Creativity – 4th Edition Phoenix PRIDE Shirt!

T-shirtGet in on the creative end of the Phoenix PRIDE Shirt tradition. You don’t have to be a graphics or art major. Have an idea? We want to hear about it. Each year, we create a collectible, limited edition T-shirt that reflects UWGB spirit. Proceeds SUPPORT student scholarships. The design is selected by electronic vote in October and the winning designer receives a $100 gift card to a location of his or her choice and of course…being known as the awesome 4th Edition Phoenix PRIDE Shirt Designer!

There are very few design restrictions:

-One color, front- or back-only design (shirts will be printed in five colors to represent each decade of graduates).
-Include a reference to UWGB/UW-Green Bay
-Design should be relatable to UWGB alumni
-Submit artwork in a pdf file format by September 30 to alumni@alumni.edu

An official logo is not required in the design, but can be requested by contacting Sue Bodilly, bodillys@uwgb.edu. For more information visit Phoenix PRIDE tee.