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UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Join your Alumni Association Board for our Annual Meeting next Tuesday, November 20!  This is a great opportunity to say hi to fellow alumni, meet the Chancellor, find out what’s new at your alma mater, tour our beautiful campus and save big money at the Phoenix Bookstore!  We look forward to seeing you there!

5 pm: Networking and Social with Alumni and Chancellor Harden
5:45 pm: Address by Chancellor Tom Harden
6 pm: Alumni Association Board Meeting and Tours of Campus by our Student Ambassadors
7 pm: Continued Tours of Campus by our Student Ambassadors

Phoenix BookstoreThe Phoenix Bookstore will stay open just for our Alumni Event and is offering 25% off apparel and gift items!


RSVP for the event here:


Welcome your 2012-13 Alumni Association Board

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Donna Sheedy, Alumni Association PresidentExecutive Committee
President, Donna Sheedy ’94
Vice President, Sarah (Osterberg) Inman ’92
Vice President, Cheryl (Paronto) Paul ’85
Secretary, Elaina (Rideout) Koltz ’06
Treasurer, Amanda (Tisch) Larson ’07
Ad-Hoc Member, Steven Dill ’88
Ad-Hoc Member, Kentin Eggen ’08

Continuing Board Members
Angela (Stangel) Duckart ’03
Sarah (Jacob) Olson ’10
Ann Lor ’09
Colleen Sheahan ’86

New Board Member
Steven Maricque ’78

Help Wanted!!!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Help WantedYour Alumni Association Board is seeking board members. This is a great way to reconnect with the University and give back to your alma mater. The board meets bimonthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. If you would like more information or are interested in being considered, please contact Alumni Relations at 920-465-2226 or via email at

… and a Phoenix in a Shoe Tree

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

A Phoenix in a Shoe TreeHave you heard the song ending in, “and a Partridge in a Pear Tree?” Well, we say, “Bah! Humbug!” to that! We prefer, “and a Phoenix in a Shoe Tree.”

Come check out the UW-Green Bay float at the Green Bay Holiday Parade beginning at 10 a.m Saturday, November 17. Many UW-Green Bay departments have collaborated to create a truly one-of-a-kind float that highlights 12 special features of the University — among them the state library of the year, sensational academics, award-winning faculty, one of the top women’s basketball teams in the country, arts and performances, and more.

shoe treeThe shoe tree is also a time-honored tradition at UW-Green Bay. When you graduate, you can fling an old pair of shoes into the “Shoe Tree,” signifying the end of college by leaving a little of your “soul” behind but marking your bright future.

We hope to see you at the parade but also welcome any alumni who want to volunteer to decorate as well. If interested in participating, please contact the Alumni Office at 920-465-2226 or

UWGB Alumni Association Tuition Raffle

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Alumni Association Tuition RaffleSo how does your Alumni Association sustain itself financially? One of our major fundraisers is the Tuition Raffle. All students living in Wisconsin receive tickets they can purchase in the mail. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each, or $20 for a pack of 5 tickets. By purchasing raffle tickets, students have a chance to win spring semester tuition (approximately $3,900) and two additional prizes of $250 each.

Your Alumni Association will also be selling tickets from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 6 to 7 p.m., on November 10 during Family Weekend. The winners will be drawn prior to the 7 p.m. Comedy City Performance in the Phoenix Rooms. We are very excited to be available to answer questions when so many parents are on campus. If you are interested in volunteering to sell tickets, please contact the Alumni Office at 920-465-2226.

Nominate an Alumnus for an Alumni Award

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Alumni Awards Night

Your Alumni Association is calling for nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award, Outstanding Recent Alumni Award and Earth Caretaker Award. View criteria at Deadline for nominations is January 1, 2013. Alumni Awards presentation is Saturday, May 4, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Office at 920-465-2226.

See more photos from the 2012 Alumni Awards Night gallery.

Bell Ringing Alumni Challenge

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Bell RingingWe, UW-Green Bay alumni, have been given a challenge to defeat St. Norbert and NWTC alumni at the annual Bell Ringing Alumni Challenge on Saturday, December 8 from noon to 2 p.m. in Bay Park Square Mall.

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 the Alumni Office at 920-465-2226 or to sign up as a volunteer.

Alumni Spotlight – Dr. Lisa Shefchik

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Hello UW-Green Bay Alumni!  This week we are featuring a young doctor who received her undergrad from UWGB.  Is there any career we alumni don’t work in…we think not. 

Name and Grad Year: Lisa R. Shefchik ’02
Major: Human Biology with Health Emphasis
Favorite Professor(s): Angela Bauer, Brian Merkel, Debra Pearson and others.  Lisa really liked the faculty at UWGB!
Employment: Chiropractor at Shefchik Chiropractic
Family: Married to Jeff Shefchik.  Two girls Payton(5) and Miah (4) with baby #3 due any day.
Hobbies: Softball, wakeboarding, gardening, and spending time with family.
Volunteer Interests: Anything with kids.
Something you don’t know about Lisa: She has a new found love for landscaping!  She LOVES looking at all the plants and shrubs!
Ways to connect with Lisa: Like her business page on facebook, Shefchik Chiropractic!  or send an e-mail at DrLisa@shefchikchiropractic.

Alumni Spotlight – Mary Frank-Arlt

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Week number three and another fantastic alumni to spotlight…Meet Mary Frank-Arlt, a smart young leader and super involved alumna working right in the Green Bay Community! Thank you Mary, for proving yet again how awesome UW-Green Bay alumni are! You make us proud!

Name and Grad Year:  Mary Frank-Arlt ’08
Major: Double major – Business Administration w/ emphasis on Marketing and Psychology
Favorite Professor(s): I enjoyed all my professors who taught using their “real world” examples.
Employment:  Brand Communications Specialist for Integrys Energy Group.
Family: Husband – Nick Arlt & adorable French Bulldog/Pug mix – Jobs
Hobbies: Kayaking, Hiking, and Reading (anything other than my MBA textbooks!)
Volunteer Interests:  UWGB Founders Board of Directors; Current, Young Professionals Network; Brown County United Way Emerging Leaders Society
Something you don’t know about Mary: I am a past President of Zeta Omega Tau, the only surviving sorority at UWGB.
Ways to connect with Mary: