“Timing is everything.”
You may call that phrase cliché. Lorzeno Lones calls it truth. The 2016 Universiity of Wisconsin-Green Bay Psychology graduate is currently a Neuroscience Ph.D. student at Washing University in St. Louis were he’s on a lab rotation, including the lab of Erik Herzog, Ph.D. studying “how cells in the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) communicate to each other to generate circadian rhythms.”
Here’s the thing… it wasn’t that long ago when the 16-year old Lozeno Lones hit a “rebellious” stage, left his grandparents in Chicago in hopes of a “less-0dsicplined” lifestyle. He moved to Green Bay to live with his brother. And instead of a life on easy street, he new road led to unforeseen roadblocks’ culture shock, isolation and depression.
So how did he get from there to here? From few friends and failing grades to an honor student and the pride of UW-Green Bay Psychology?
Timing. “It’s everything,” he argues. in fact, the current research he and his mentor are conducting in the lab, can prove it!
Lones can tell you his tory better than it can be told. And he tells it really, really well in his PSITalk of a few weeks ago. PSI Talks are 8- to 10- minute engaging and thought-provoking presentations that link psychology concepts to life. His presentation is on YouTube. Watch it here.
Sitting down to talk with Dan Terrio, ’12 and ‘14, UW-Green Bay Adult Degree graduate and local community powerhouse, I immediately wondered how I would keep up with him during the interview. Ten minutes later I wondered how on earth I could hope to keep up with him at all.
Dan, who currently serves as a Learning Facilitator for new employees with Humana in Green Bay, has spent his entire professional career – and indeed, his life – in service of others. Among other duties with Humana, he is responsible for educating Humana Employees about Humana Vitality, the company’s corporate wellness program. Prior to joining the Humana family, he served as the Youth Development Manager with the Greater Green Bay Chamber and served in various other professional and volunteer roles, all primarily within the greater Green Bay area.
To read more about Dan, visit alumni spotlight.
Our alumni continue to be hard at work making their way in the world and making an impact as they do. Meet recent alumnus, Nick Skeen. He’s newly married and working for a great recruiting partner of UW-Green Bay, Schneider National.
Name and Grad Year: Nick Skeen, ’08
Major: Business Administration- Human Resource Emphasis
Major: Corporate Communications
Favorite Professor(s): Tim Meyer, Lucy Arndt, Phil Clampit
Employment: Schneider National-Product Manager
Family: Married February of 2012. No kids…yet
Hobbies: Golf in the summer, city league basketball and indoor volleyball in the winter
Volunteer Interests: He is working to determine what his volunteer interests are and is hoping to find time to volunteer in the near future.
Something you don’t know about Nick: He once went skydiving and will NEVER do it again!
Ways to connect with Nick: You can find him on Facebook
This week we spotlight a past Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Meet Steve Taylor who is an enthusiastic advocate of UW-Green Bay and an avid supporter of our Green Bay Athletics Program.
Name and Grad Year: Steven A. Taylor, ’79
Major: Business Administration
Favorite Professor(s): Dr. Jack Fritsch and Dr. Richard Logan
Employment: 25 years with Northwestern Mutual
Family: Wife Christine, Daughter Natalie, Son Nicholas
Hobbies: Music, Golf, Basketball, Baseball
Volunteer interests: Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Inc., Leadership Green Bay ’85, Golden House, NWTC Educational Foundation, Inc., UW-Green Bay Phoenix Fund, UW-Green Bay Distinguished Alumni Award Winner ’03, National Railroad Museum Board of Directors, Northwestern Mutual Community Service Award Winner ’02, Downtown Green Bay Holiday Parade Staging Coordinator
Something you don’t know about Steve: Steve was the 2010 UW-Green Bay Spring Commencement speaker and he’s a night owl
Ways to connect with Steve: Facebook
As you know, our alumni are doing great things all over the world. This week we spotlight Karen Faulkner, an alumni who gives back to her community in her professional and personal life. Thank you to Karen and the many UW-Green Bay alumna like her who make our world a better place.
Name and Grad Year: Karen (Michaels) Faulkner, ’93
Major(s): Psychology and Human Development
Minor(s): Business Administration
Favorite Professor(s): Dr. Timothy Sewall, Dr. Charles Matter and Dr. Illene (Noppe) Cupit
Employment: Director of Golden House (domestic violence program and shelter)
Family: Husband, Jason and daughters, Nicole (17 and in her senior year) and Jennifer (12 and thinks she is in her senior year)
Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, travel and yoga
Volunteer Interests: Leadership Green Bay and short community/human service events she can do with her kids
Something you don’t know about Karen: She has worked in six nonprofit organizations in Green Bay since she graduated 19 years ago and as challenging as it, she still loves it! She loves seeing fantastic people work hard to make this a great place to live.
Ways to connect with Karen: She can be found on Facebook and Linkedin