Class Notes

 

1970s

Bruce Schaepe ’77 regional analysis, is a senior engineer for Braun Intertec in Minneapolis, MN.

1980s

Patrick Clusman ’81 business administration, is the chief operating officer for Innovationedge, LLC, in Neenah, WI.

Karen Joski ’81 science and environmental change, is a senior site reliability engineer for Humana, Inc., in Green Bay.

Mary Rondou ’85 regional analysis, was awarded the Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Volunteer of the Year award.

Craig Hulce ’88 psychology, is a finance instructor for UW-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI.

Rochelle Powers ’89 art, is the ONCOA coordinator for the Oneida Nation in Oneida, WI.

1990s

Denise Grancorvitz ’90 business administration, is a director of commercial operations for Grande Cheese Company in Fond du Lac, WI.

Barbara Syndergaard ’91 business administration and managerial accounting, is a director of finance for Sanimax in Green Bay,

Mark Hunkel ’94 communication processes, has been in Japan for 7 years now teaching English. Currently works full time for a dispatch company called Borderlink Corporation in Saitama prefecture, and also as an assistant language teacher for Meiwa Junior High at Meiwa, Japan, Gunma Prefecture.

Cheryl Andres ’95 women and gender studies and English, is a senior administrative program specialist for UW-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI.

Michael Hartkopf ’96 psychology, is a regional manager for the Pacific Dental Services in Spring Hill, TN.

Jody Weyers ’96 communication processes, is the development director for Operation Fresh Start in Madison, WI.

Chad Jacobson ’97 business administration, is a marketing and communications manager for Johnson Controls in Marinette, WI.

Jason Haack ’98 art, is the director of golf and membership for Fox Valley Golf Club in Kaukauna, WI.

Jean Harbort ’99 business administration, is an IT audit manager for American Family Insurance in Madison, Wis.

Veronica Brieno Rankin ’99 earth science, is an environmental compliance and restoration team leader for the U.S. Coast Guard in JB Andrews, Maryland.

Susan Zellner ’99 communication and the arts, is an individual giving director for Make-A-Wish Illinois in Chicago, IL.

2000s

Joe Chaltry ’00 business administration, is a logistics sourcing supervisor for FedEx in Green Bay.

Paul LeCalsey ’00 business administration, is a field project leader for Aramark in Andover, MN

Bruce Rudolph ’01 business administration, is a director and credit products manager for Regions Bank in Charlotte, NC.

Christina Moubarak ’02, interdisciplinary studies, is a program manager for Western Governors University in Salt Lake, UT

Christopher Hagerty ’03 communication processes, is a special education and middle school football coach for Unified School District of Antigo in Antigo, WI.

Matthew Jorgenson ’03 communication and the arts, is a realtor for Keller Williams in Green Bay.

Justin Zastrow ’03 English, is an insurance consultant for 5 Star Insurance Group in Appleton, WI.

Robin Baker ’04 business administration, was recently promoted to a vice president of development and support at St. Coletta of Wisconsin in Jefferson, WI

Kimberly Wozniak ’04 elementary education, is a 5th grade teacher for St. Thomas Aquinas Academy in Peshtigo, WI. She is also a technology coordinator of the school’s New Blended Learning Teaching Model, and is involved as Elementary Student Council Advisor.

James Boeck ’05 computer science, is a senior staff software engineer for Lockheed Martin in Grand Prairie, TX

Lisa Dontje ’05 art, is a graphic artist for Global Recognition in Green Bay.

Andrew Kettlewell ’05 business administration and Spanish, was promoted to a Vice President of Inventory and Analytics for Walgreens in Deerfield, IL.

Kerstin Westcott ’05 elementary education, is a reading teacher for Manitowoc Public Schools in Manitowoc, WI.

Sarah Chojnacki ’06 human biology, is a medical assistant/office instructor and program director for Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, WI.

Andrew Fondow ’06 business administration, is the Vice President for Aon in St. Louis, MO

Katrina Hansen ’06 communication and the arts, is a financial advisor for UW Stevens Point in Stevens Point, WI.

Alan Ingram ’06 communication, is a technical support analyst for Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, WI.

Megan Klein ’06 human development, is an operations specialist II for Direct Supply in Milwaukee, WI.

Megan Bruckschen ’07 business administration, is a membership program manager for Felician Village in Manitowoc, WI.

Megan Kautzer ’07 psychology, is a school counselor for Kiel Middle School in Kiel, WI.

Melissa McWethy ’07 human biology, is a global food and safety quality certificate specialist for Tate & Lyle in Hoffman Estates, IL.

Erin Sigler ’07 English, is a technical business associate for Exact Sciences Laboratories in Madison, WI

Shanna Casperson ’08 art, is an assistant dean of students for UW-Platteville in Platteville, WI.

Molly Jaster ’08 communication, is a marketing and communication manager for Fond du Lac Area Foundation in Fond du Lac, WI.

Neil Montour ’08 theatre, is the director of automation for Atlanta Rigging System in Atlanta, GA.

RoseAnn Sanchez ’08 accounting, has been named a COCPA 2019 Women to Watch Emerging Leader

Joseph Weber ’08 art, is the director of art and design for Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO

Brian Bar ’09 psychology, is an assistant director of career development for George Mason University in Arlington, VA.

Joyce Jentges ’09 interdisciplinary studies, is a patient service representative for Aurora Healthcare in Green Bay.

Parker Nadeau ’09 English and history, is a technology support specialist for UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus in Manitowoc, WI.

Courtney Seipel ’09 business administration, is a buyer of toys, sporting goods and Kohl’s cares for Kohl’s Department Stores in Menomonee Falls, WI.

Mary Buhr ’10 public administration, is a buyer/planner III for Everi in Cedar Park, TX.

Justin Young ’10 business administration, is a manager of digital marketing for Starkey Hearing Technologies in Eden Prairie, MN.

Anna Heart ’11 art, is a user interface artist for Iron Galaxy Studios LLC in Orlando, FL

Kerry Winkler ’11 humanistic studies, is a program coordinator at UW-Green Bay.

Brian Beyer ’12 elementary education, is a middle school math teacher for All Saints Catholic School in Antigo, WI

Jentzen Balza ’13 design, is a senior business systems specialist for UnitedHealthcare in Green Bay

Karl Brunner ’13 interdisciplinary studies, is a division president for Core Mark International in Glenwillow, OH.

Chloe Dechow ’13 communication, is an account director for C. Blohm & Associates in Monona, WI, and has received 2019 Alchemy Award of Excellence- awards in the public relations and marketing fields.

Stephan Green ’13 human biology, is a resident physician in family medicine for MCWAH in Milwaukee, WI

Jeff Huebner ’13 political science and public administration, is an integrity analyst for Sportradar U.S. in Minneapolis, MN

Andrew Thyes ’13 interdisciplinary studies, is the founder of Thyes Financial Coaching, which helps people eliminate financial stress by identifying their goals and creating a plan to eliminate debt and set the foundation framework for financial peace.

Katelyn Werner ’13 environmental policy and planning and public administration, is a nutrient management planner for Country Visions Cooperative in Plymouth, WI.

Laura Carrier ’15 human biology, is a certified pharmacy technician for Aurora Baycare Medical Center in Green Bay.

Brooke Fitzgerald ’15 public administration, is an assistant regional director of operations for ThedaCare in Appleton, WI

Jenna Jacobson ’15 communication, is in marketing and communications for Dental Arts Associates in Green Bay.

Sarah Wanek ’15 business administration, is a student success coach for Catawba College in Salisbury, NC

Nicole Brumm ’16 communication, is a social media specialist for Alta Resources in Green Bay.

Melissa Jagodinsky ’16, human development, is a community engagement coordinator for Volunteer Center of Brown County in Green Bay.

Logan Krueger ’16 health information management and technology, is a security analyst for Hospital Sisters Health System Springfield, IL.

Benjamin Malcore ’16 integrated leadership studies, is the lead realtor for Malcore Premier Group – Keller Williams Green Bay (2019 Best of the Bay GB Area Real Estate Agent) in De Pere, WI.

Roxann Pazdera ’16 MSW, is the director of social services for Rennes Group Inc. in Peshtigo, WI.

Dante Pizzuti ’16 history, is an associate director of network office supervision for Northwestern Mutual in West Hartford, CT

Kayla Hokenstad ’17 elementary education, is a middle school ELA teacher for the Shawano School District in Shawano, WI

Kendall Sherman ’15&’17 communication and history, is a talent acquisition specialist for Capri Senior Communities in Waukesha, WI.

Chi-Lun Wu, ‘15&’17 economics and M.S. in management, is the vice president of Asia operations for InSideOut International LLC in Green Bay

Txhees Xiong ’17 human development, is a Title III Pathway advisor for St. Paul College in St. Paul, MN.

Amanda Rice ’18 communication, is an associate marketing manager for UW-Oshkosh in Oshkosh, WI.

Maggie Tischauser ’07 ’18, M.S. in sustainable management, human biology and human development, is a senior hazardous waste specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Wausau, Wis.

Princess Vele ’18 nursing, is a float registered nurse for Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

Sarah Boyea ’19, Master’s in social work, is a residential/outpatient therapist for Rawhide in Shiocton, WI

Jazmine Drebenstedt ’19 psychology and human development, is an employment specialist for Green Valley Enterprises Inc. in Beaver Dam, WI.

Emily Drown ’19 biology, is a land management intern for Baird Creek Preservation Foundation in Green Bay.

Courtney Gersek ’19 business administration, is a human resource assistant for Human Resources Consulting in Green Bay.

Madeline Jensen ’19, democracy and justice studies, is a high school social studies teacher in Milwaukee, WI.

Brigitta Kaiser ’19, French, is an assistant language teacher for JET Programme in Ikusaka, Japan

Nicholas Krueger ’19 business administration, is a financial analyst for Nicolet National Bank in Green Bay.

Mackenzie May ’19, communication, is an evening digital producer for WLUK FOX 11 news in Green Bay.

Bailey Schmid ’19 communication, is an AmeriCorps VISTA Continuous Improvement Coordinator for Achieve Brown County in Green Bay.

Erin Schmitt ’19 elementary education, is a specialties estimator for LaForce, Inc. in Green Bay.

Amy Sturz ’19 Master’s in environmental science, is a park ranger for the National Park Service in St. Paul, MN.

Erin Van Lyssel ’19 art management, is a guest lead for the Green Bay Botanical Garden in Green Bay.

Sadie Ventimiglia ’19 communication, is an administrative assistant for MJ Electric in Oconto, WI.

Tremon White ’19 is a senior manager of software development for the Los Angeles County Public Health in Los Angeles, CA

Alumni Link: Career Fair, Networking Social and Conversation

Join UW System alumni at a Career Fair and Networking Event promoting fantastic job opportunities in Brown County and the NEW North. The day starts with a career fair featuring up to 50 great companies and organizations looking for the best and brightest. There will then be a networking social allowing you an opportunity to connect with fellow alumni from your University or a chance to meet UW System alumni with similar work experiences in your field. The event concludes with a panel on Big Data and how it affects all of us in and out of our workplaces. The following Big Data panelists will share their experiences:

Kartik Ravel, Fujitsu Consulting
Randy Kostichka, Express Scripts
Alumni_Link_HorizontalTodd Thiel, Secura Insurance
Elaine Stephens, Breakthrough Fuel
Eric Christenson, Schneider
Daniel VandenBrink, Thyssen Krupp
Gaurav Bansal, UW-Green Bay

This is a relevant conversation you do not want to miss!

Tuesday, May 22
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Career Fair
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Networking Social
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Big Data Panel

Cost: $10 for UW System alumni and $20 plus fees for non UW System alumni

These companies are attending the Career Fair:

Aerotek
Aflac
Ameriprise
Associated Bank
Belmark, inc
Caravel Autism Health
Clarity Care
CP
Dental City
Diocese of Green Bay
EMT International
H.J. Martin & Son
Homes for Independent Living
Imperial Supplies
ISG
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Marine Travelift
Modern Woodmen of America
Nestle
Nicolet National Bank
Plexus
Prevea Health
Rohde Brothers, Inc.
Schneider
TEKsystems
The Tribute Companies
TotalMed Staffing
WEC Energy Group
West Corporation
Wipfli
Wis. Dept. of Corrections
Wisconsin Early Autism Project

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

Manitowoc Alumni and Friends Reception

Alumni_MANITOWOC-RecMAY8_eventbriteLet’s get together…

Join UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, Associate Provost Clif Ganyard as well as alumni and community friends from UW-Manitowoc and UW-Green Bay for an update on the unification of our institutions.

Date: Tuesday, May 8
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: UW-Manitowoc Campus, 705 Viebahn Street, Manitowoc
Cost: Free

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

Marinette Alumni and Friends Reception

Alumni_MARINETTE-RecAPR30_eventbriteLet’s get together…

Join UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, Associate Provost Clif Ganyard as well as alumni and community friends from UW-Marinette and UW-Green Bay for an update on the unification of our institutions.

Date: Mon., April 30 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: UW-Marinette Campus, 750 W Bay Shore Street, Marinette

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

Thank you for supporting UW-Green Bay students!

thank you note use this one

Your Alumni Association strives to provide scholarships to well deserving students at UW-Green Bay. With your contributions, the Association was able to provide scholarships for 15 deserving students this year. As students sent in thank you notes sharing their thanks and gratitude, we wanted to share them with you and thank you for helping us provide with these wonderful scholarships for UW-Green Bay students.

Click here to view some of the thank you notes and see the great impact your contributions are making!

This Commencement Speech needs a listen!

Riley-Garbe-2-624x416Riley Garbe first came to UW-Green Bay as a fifth-grader on a Phuture Phoenix field trip, where a visit to the campus turned into a dream of one day graduating from college. Despite surviving a difficult childhood that included witnessing abuse and violence and moving from home-to-home, Garbe entered the University on a Phuture Phoenix scholarship. He was recognized by the Alumni Association as the University’s Most Outstanding Student at the Fall 2017 Commencement. He was also nominated and selected from all graduates as the student commencement speaker.

Riley’s Commencement speech is definitely one worth listening to! Here are his remarks to his fellow graduates, which were interrupted by applause and drew an emotional standing ovation from fellow classmates, friends and family in attendance.

Friday-Sunday, Jan. 5-7: UW-Green Bay Alumni Weekend at the Kalahari

alumni_Kalahari2017_612pxX504px_FINALIt was so much fun; we’re doing it again! Join UW-Green Bay alumni, along with eight UW System campuses, for fun and relaxation at the Kalahari Resort and Waterpark Friday through Sunday, Jan. 5 through 7. This is a great deal and one event you don’t want to miss.

Friday night will include an all UW pizza party. Be sure to wear your UWGB gear and show your Phoenix pride.

Saturday, swim the day away in the water park or just have good ole fun at the amusement park.

This is a “bring your family and friends” event. To make reservations, please call 877-253-5466 and ask for the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association room block with a rate of $159 per night. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Reserve today.

Room rate includes:

  • Guest room, up to 4 people (suites available at discounted rates)
  • Friday Evening Pizza Social – 6:30 – 8:00 in the Indoor Theme Park (additional $14.99 per person gets you all-weekend access to the Indoor Theme Park)
  • All-weekend access to the Indoor waterpark – 125,000 square feet of wet & wild indoor fun!
  • Ask for block “UW-Green Bay Alumni Association”
  • Two Room Suite is $269.00 per night

We hope you can join us for this fantastic weekend of fun!