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Nov 23 – Join us for the Green Bay Holiday Parade and Alumni Gathering

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Green Bay Holiday ParadeThe Green Bay Holiday Parade takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 23 in Downtown Green Bay. UW-Green Bay will again have a float in the parade and we will be handing out candy on the parade route. This year, we have a special treat for our alumni who are wearing their UWGB gear. “Sport” your UWGB apparel and receive a complimentary ticket to that night’s 7 p.m. Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball game! Wave us down as the UWGB float goes by and we will hand you a ticket to the game. It’s that easy.

We also invite you to an alumni gathering immediately after the parade. Join us at our alumni tent in the Johnson Bank parking lot, located on South Washington Street, for hot chocolate and goodies. Our affinity partner, Liberty Mutual, will have a hot cocoa toppings bar to sweeten your drink as well. Phlash will be available for photos, too! If game tickets remain, they will also be given to those who attend the alumni gathering.

So come out to the Green Bay Holiday Parade to enjoy the season and support your alma mater! Go Phoenix!

Our Alumni make a Joyful Noise

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The music we hear at the Holiday Parade is going to be fantastic.  We’re so proud to learn that the following bands will be directed by UW-Green Bay alumni.

Karen (Bauer) Iken: East High School
David Viste: West High School
Kevin VanEss: Washington Middle School Jazz
Marc Jimos: Ashwaubenon High School
Becky (Martin) Rego: Franklin Middle School Choir

Alumni Volunteer Challenge

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

December is busy for everyone and there’s no exception for UW-Green Bay alumni. But count UWGB alumni among those who are doers and givers, even during the busiest of seasons. We are challenging our alumni to represent the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association in the following volunteer efforts:

• Saturday, Dec. 7 – Red Kettle* Alumni Challenge at Bay Park Square Mall, 10 a.m. – noon

UW-Green Bay alumni have been given a challenge to defeat St. Norbert and NWTC alumni at the annual Bell Ringing Alumni Challenge. We are looking for volunteers who know how to ring bells and show holiday cheer and/or school spirit to help us win! Bring your family. Bring your friends. Just be there! We promise it will be fun. Contact Alumni Association Board Member, Ann Lor, at annd.lor@gmail.com to volunteer for the Red Kettle Challenge.

• Saturday, Dec. 14 – Commencement/Alumni Receiving Line, Weidner Center, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Help us congratulate and welcome our newly graduated. (Claim your FREE 360ᵒ of Pride t-Shirt!) Contact your Director of Alumni Relations, Kari Moody, at moodyk@uwgb.edu to volunteer for the alumni receiving line.

*Though the Alumni Association supports the positive work the Salvation Army does in our community, the Association does not endorse the views or beliefs of the Salvation Army.

UWGB LGBTQ Network

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013


Now that UWGB has the LGBTQ Resource Center as a place for LGBTQ students to connect on campus, it is only natural that alums have a way to connect too, at least through Facebook. We are proud to announce the creation of the UWGB LGBTQ Alumni Network. Much like geographical Alumni Networks, the UWGB LGBTQ Alumni Network is a way to connect, keep in touch, and network with other alums in the LGBTQ community. The Facebook group is a closed group in which you need to request to join, but this allows only the members of the group to see the wall and postings. If you want to be a part of the LGBTQ Alumni Network simply find us on Facebook and ask to join!

Additionally we would like to get together as the LGBTQ Alumni Network at least once a year, if not more! While at Pride Alive, a group of UWGB alumni talked with the individuals at the LGBTQ Resource Center booth, and indicated a desire to have a place for UWGB LGBTQ alumni to meet and socialize. Hopefully the creation of the LGBTQ Alumni Network will provide for these opportunities. Join the UWGB LGBTX Network here.

August 25 – Alumni Family Day at Bay Beach

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

There was no question it was summer with 93ᵒ temperatures greeting alumni family and friends for UW-Green Bay’s first Alumni Family Day at Bay Beach! Approximately 40 people were in attendance, representing alumni from the first four-year graduating class of 1973 all the way through 2013. Kids ages 1-17 had a great time hanging out with Phlash, doing the limbo, playing bean bag toss, wrapping each other up as mummies and running the egg relay race. Alumni competed fiercely in the trivia contest and had the opportunity to learn some interesting facts about their alma mater. All in all, it was a super fun day and an event worth repeating! Check out more photos at our Facebook page.

The PRIDE Shirt

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

You get to be involved in creating a UWGB alumni tradition…The PRIDE Shirt!  Each year graphic design alumni will create different t-shirt designs and our alumni will vote on their favorite. The winning design will be unveiled at ‘Alumni Reunion Days’ and is the official t-shirt of the event. In fact, one PRIDE shirt will be included with each registration for ‘Alumni Reunion Days!’

You can also purchase the unique collectible PRIDE shirt throughout the year as a spirited way to show your pride and support scholarships. The best part of this new tradition is that proceeds will support the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship which is awarded to students following in the footsteps of a family member who attended UW-Green Bay. You not only get a super cool t-shirt but you are supporting students attending UW-Green Bay. What a great way to show your pride and give back!

So watch the Alumni Facebook page and Twitter for the designs to choose from. This is going to be fun!!!

Update Us and Win!

Sunday, August 25th, 2013


On a daily basis we learn of amazing alumni success stories. We want to know what you are doing in your career so we can celebration your successes, too! Update your information including your employment for a chance to win a $50 Phoenix Bookstore gift card and a 360ᵒ of Pride t-shirt.

All UWGB alumni who update their information at www.uwgb.edu/alumni/updates/ AND allow us to keep in contact via email by clicking the ‘Alumni Email Communications’ box will be entered into the drawing.

All updates must be made between Tuesday, August 27 and Friday, September 13, 2013 to be entered. The winner of the gift card and t-shirt will be notified on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Any questions, contact your Director of Alumni Relations, Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2226.

Alumni Association Credit Card

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Great news for all of our alumni who like to display their pride for UWGB. You will soon be able to get a UW-Green Bay Alumni Association credit card to show off when you make purchases. The Alumni Association has partnered with the UW-Credit Union to provide a credit card specifically for our alumni. We are in the process of determining what the card will look like and plan to have the card available this fall.

The UW-Credit Union is providing very competitive rates to our alumni (based on your credit, of course) and we are very excited about our partnership.

If you have any questions on how to obtain the card, please contact your Director of Alumni, Kari Moody, at 920-465-2226 or moodyk@uwgb.edu. Otherwise, stay tuned for more information.

August 25 – Alumni Family Day at Bay Beach!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Join fellow UW-Green Bay alumni and their families for a day of fun at Bay Beach Amusement Park! Bring a picnic lunch and catch up with friends. There will be family games to compete in for UWGB prizes and an opportunity to get your picture taken with Phlash.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Registration (receive a UWGB bandana at registration)
12:30 p.m.: ‘Bring your own’ picnic lunch
1 p.m.: Family/kids games
1:30 p.m.: Alumni trivia

All alumni activities will take place in the picnic area behind the main pavilion.

Pass this invitation onto other UWGB alumni friends and tell us who you shared this with when you register.  You’ll be entered to win an awesome prize!!!

Register online via Eventbrite or contact your alumni director, Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2226.