Employee Stories: How were you hired for your position?

In honor of employee appreciation week, employees were asked to “Share their Stories” as a UWGB employee. When asked “Is there a unique story behind how you were hired for your position?” the following employees wrote:


“When I was a senior at UW-Green Bay, I held an internship in the Admissions office and I worked under Jen Jones (Pfundtner then) and Pam Harvey-Jacobs. I ended up doing more work than a typical intern and was rewarded with an unexpected stipend at the end of the year. Now, I have been working in higher education admissions and enrollment for the past 9 years and it all started because of my college internship and having the opportunity and privilege of working with Jen and Pam in the Admissions office.”

Jennifer Koroll, Outreach & Adult Access




“I am a former graduate of the Human Development/Psychology department so I knew the quality of the program and many fellow teachers. It is such a wonderful opportunity to be working alongside them!”

Jennifer Smith, Human Development

Check back tomorrow to hear about Who or What motivates employees to work hard at their job!

CURRENT: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile

Group Activity: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes    

Event Basics:

When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 a.m. Registration 11 a.m. Walk

Where: Hagemeister Park 325 N Washington St Green Bay, WI  54301

Fee: $20 Online registration $25 At the door

Register Online

Event Overview:
Are you man enough? Current has setup a team to encourage our members to join this effort to support our corporate member, Golden House. What’s the most macho way to take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault? Try walking a mile in high heels. You think that’s funny? We challenge you to give it a try. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. In Green Bay, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will benefit the Brown County Community Coordinated Response Team (CCR) a partnership formed by Golden House, Family Services, the Sexual Assault Center and other key community organizations with the mission of raising awareness of, and preventing domestic violence and sexual assault. Male walkers can borrow a pair of our man-sized high heels available on a first come, first served basis or you can bring a pair of your own. Our lady walkers are encouraged to enjoy the comfort of their own walking shoes.


Pictured at last year’s event from left to right: Paul Gazdik, Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach, Brown County District Attorney David Lasee, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, Current program manager Brian Johnson and Tony Oczus of The Libertine.

CURRENTGolden House

Check out the Current website for other upcoming events!


Employee Appreciation Week Winners!

EMPL APPRECIATION 2015As part of Employee Appreciation Week, celebrated May 11- 15, employees across campus were entered into a drawing for daily preferred parking and free lunch with campus leadership. And the winners are… Drumroll please…

Daily Preferred Parking:

Monday, May 11, 2015

  • Andrea Felmer
  • Robin Kepler
  • Lynn Brandt

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

  • Tina Tackmier
  • Eric Craver
  • Carl Graf

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

  • Amanda Hruska
  • Dan Moore
  • Jake Timm

Thursday, May 14, 2015

  • Lynn Niemi
  • Jena Richter
  • Jan Malchow

Friday, May 15, 2015

  • Toni Bergeron
  • Amy Henniges
  • Wayne Chaloupka

Lunch with Leadership (Friday, May 15, 2015):

  • Christin DePouw
  • Josh Goldman
  • Monika Pynaker
  • Tina Tackmier
  • Liz Teubert

Congratulations to all the winners!  Winners will be contacted directly with information on parking or lunch details.

Check out the HR blog for full details on all Employee Appreciation Week events.  Thank you for all you do!

“There’s No UWGB without U!”

Farewell to Dana Daggs



With sadness, we announce the departure of Dana Daggs, Human Resources Manager.  Dana joined the HR staff in 2011 and most recently handled unclassified personnel actions, immigration, and various other HR tasks.  Dana will be leaving us to pursue a new career as a Medical Education Coordinator for the Medical College of Wisconsin, housed at St. Norbert College. With warm regards we wish Dana great success in her new position, but will greatly miss her cheerful, fun loving, and highly organized spirit in HR. Dana’s last day is this Friday, May 8th.

Red, White & Brew: Beer vs. Wine Tapas Pairing


Event Basics
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
5 p.m. Registration, networking and cash bar
6 p.m. First course served
8 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Badger State Brewing Co.
990 Tony Canadeo Run
Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $25 Members of Current$35 Nonmembers of Current

Free with 2015 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More

Event Overview Red, White & Brew: Beer vs. Wine Tapas PairingIt’s a Battle Royale to settle the dispute that has been brewing (pun intended) for quite some time, does wine or beer pair better with food?

We’ve arranged tapas pairings that will feature four courses of different and distinct types of food, each artistically paired with a wine sample from Captain’s Walk Winery and a beer sample from Badger State Brewing Company.

As each course is served, our wine and beer experts will share insights about the flavors offered by each of their offerings and how they enhance the overall quality of the food pairing experience.

Leave your bias at the door as this is an evening designed for culinary exploration, to push you from your palate comfort zone and to try a spectrum of flavors that will make your mouth burst with eccentricity.

Register: Register OnlineTo ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the email address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.

Employee Appreciation Week (May 11-15)


May 11-15, 2015

There’s No UWGB without U!

Employee Appreciation Week is being celebrated May 11-15 on campus! This is a week to honor employees. The Employee Appreciation Week Work Group has put together a week of fun, and all employees are encouraged to take part in the following events during Employee Appreciation Week and the few days leading up to it.  Click here for a poster outlining this weeks events.


By End of Day on Thursday, May 7:

  • Share your story as a UWGB employee. (Stories will be featured during employee appreciation week) AND enter drawings (daily preferred parking or free lunch for a select number with campus leadership). To share your story and enter in these drawings, please complete this survey.

Friday, May 8th:

  • Drawings will occur for daily preferred parking and the opportunity for FREE lunch with Leadership. Complete the survey above to be entered to win!

Week long events:

  • FREE popcorn in the Phoenix Club with a University ID. (Sponsored by UWGB University Union)
  • Take advantage of Shorewood’s lunch special for staff and faculty— Lunch, a drink, and 3 holes of golf for $10. Please call ahead (x2118) to reserve.

Tuesday, May 12:

  • Campus Cookout and UWGB Campus Cupboard Food Drive
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Student Services Plaza
  • Donations of non-perishable food (no glass please) and personal hygiene items can be brought to the cookout.

Thursday, May 14:

  • Casual Dress Day (All Day)
  • Team Building Activities- take a break and participate in activities with you co-workers.
  • 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., across campus
    • Activities include:
    • Phoenix Park will be reserved for pick-up games of sand volleyball.
    • SS Patio will be reserved for games provided by Student Life (Ping Pong Table, Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, adult size Tricycles, Scooters, Giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga, Giant Checkers, Remote control cars).
    • Campus Quad will be reserved for a pick-up game of kickball.
    • Zumba class lead by Kristy Aoki in the Kress Event Center from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. (Bring Sneakers and ID).
    • Take a walk in the Cofrin Arboretum.
    • Take advantage of the Disc Golf Course on campus. Please BYOD (Bring your own discs).

Friday, May 15:

  • Every Friday is Phoenix Friday! Wear your Phoenix gear to enjoy 10% off at A’viands dining locations.
  • 20% discount in the Phoenix Bookstore on apparel, gifts, and school supplies.

Bellin Run & Step Into Spring Challenge Prize Winners Announced!

Prize Winners Announced

Barbara Tomashek-Ditter and Amanda Wildenberg win prizes for their participation in wellness events.

Logging an impressive 94.1 miles, the equivalent of 21 hours and 5 minutes of exercise since the beginning of 2015, Barbara Tomashek-Ditter has proven her dedication to wellness. She was randomly selected as the winner of a water bottle for her participation in the Step Into Spring Challenge. Congratulations Barbara!

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Barbara Tomashek-Ditter

After registering for the Bellin 10K Run, an event being held on June 13th in Green Bay, Amanda Wildenberg was randomly chosen to win a chic Bellin Run sweatshirt. Congratulations Amanda!

Amanda Wildenberg

Amanda Wildenberg

Student Employee Spotlight: Who works in HR?

Student Employee Spotlight: Who works in HR?

Here in HR we’re known for receiving lots of paperwork and are always working in an ever changing environment! Much of the efforts for sorting, filing, and assisting with this day to day change and the projects it brings about are our fantastic student employees/interns! Check out the short bios below to learn more about each of these helpful students.


Karli Peterson

Human Resources Office Assistant Student Employee since February 2013

Communication Major (Public Relations and Organizational Comm. emphases)
English Major (Literature emphasis)
Spanish Minor

  1. What do you want to be when you “grow up”?
    I truly love planning events and working with people to put them together. If I get to write news releases and stories along the way, I’m fine with that.
  2. Three words that describe you.
    Enthusiastic, Busy, Smiley
  3. Personal interests.
    I’m a HUGE fan of The Walking Dead and The Golden Girls, I love to read and play piano, and Zumba and walking are my favorite ways to stay in shape.
  4. Random facts/interests.
    In September 2014, I competed for the title of Miss Wisconsin 2015. I didn’t get too far, but I met some really charismatic people.
  5. Are you messy or organized?
    My homework, notes, desk, and office spaces are usually organized. My bedroom and thoughts? They tend to be more on the messier side.
  6. Best vacation you’ve been to?
    I went to New Orleans for a band trip my senior year of high school. I’m headed to Italy (my first time out of the U.S.!) this May.
  7. Do you have a favorite quote?
    “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. Favorite food?
    I’m a big fan of brats, pineapple, and trail mix (but not together).



Elizabeth Hintz

Wellness/Human Resources Intern – 2015 spring semester

Major in Communication with an emphasis in Organizational Communication


  1. What are you hoping to do post-graduation (career, more school, etc.)?

I have been accepted to my online graduate program through the University of Denver in Organizational Development, Learning, and Training. I am currently seeking full-time employment. I would love to work in Organizational Development or Training and Development.

  1. Three words that describe you.

Organized, Punctual, Honest

  1. Personal interests

Reading, writing, spending time with family

  1. Random facts/interests

Will be (tied for) the 5th youngest person to ever graduate from UW-Green Bay!

  1. Are you messy or organized?

Insanely organized

  1. Do you have a favorite quote?

“The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself he becomes wise.”

  1. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spare time? What’s that?

  1. What do you like to do for fun?

Go driving, take road trips


Jamie Lancelle

Human Resources Intern – 2015 Spring Semester

Major in Business Administration with Human Resource emphasis
Minor in Human Development

  1. Where is your home town?
    I am originally from Chicago, Illinois, but currently reside in Howard, Wisconsin.
  2. What are you hoping to do post-graduation (career, more school, etc.)?
    After graduation, my career goal is to work in a Human Resources department. My plan is to take the exam to obtain my HR certification as well. As far as more schooling goes, I have entertained the idea of going for my master’s degree, however, I think at this point that will be something I possibly tackle further down the road.
  3. Three words that describe you.
    Hardworking, Honest, Caring
  4. Do you have a favorite quote?
    While this could be a quote, I view it as more of a motto. Either way, it is certainly something that I have lived by…NEVER GIVE UP! There are times in my life where the easiest thing would have been to give up, but I have always been determined to keep pushing through the challenges.
  5.  What do you like to do in your spare time?
    When I have spare time, most of it is spent having fun and making memories with my children. From taking a walk to watching a movie, playing rounds of laser tag, going on a road trip, or watching them play sports, they keep life interesting and very busy. There is usually never a dull moment!
  6.  What’s on your bucket list?
    A personal bucket list item, which I will finally be able to cross off in December 2015, is to graduate from college!  A family bucket list item is to travel with my children and see all of the states. I have two boys who love sports, so it is a goal of ours to visit, or at least take a picture by the sports stadiums in each state.

Reminder: Student Rehire

The Student Rehire process, Graduating Students and those not returning, and Hiring Priorities

Student Rehire Process

Supervisors, please discuss with your student employees your plans to rehire them for Summer 2015 and/or Academic Year 2015-2016. E-mails with spreadsheet attachments containing a list of all active student employees will be sent out to the primary supervisor in late April. The spreadsheet will need to be updated/completed and sent back to for processing. Please watch for this email. Complete instructions will be provided within the email.

NOTE: Supervisors will need to complete the Student Employment Form to continue/rehire current student employees beyond 5/15/2015 that are not listed on the spreadsheet.

Graduating Seniors and Students not continuing enrollment

Student employees that will be graduating at the end of this semester and those who will not continue enrollment can work in their student appointments through the last day of exams, Friday, May 15, 2015.

Students who are graduating and those not continuing enrollment will be terminated by Human Resources and will not show on your rehire spreadsheet. Please contact Human Resources regarding the process to continue these students’ employment after that date.

Employment Period/Payrolls

Summer 2015 Payrolls: May C – August B (5/17/15-8/22/15)

  • The 2014-2015 Academic year ends on 5/15/15. All students graduating, not returning or who are on Federal Work Study may only work through 5/15/15. Note: Unused Work Study funds will not transfer to another term.
  • The summer work period begins on 5/17/2015.
  • Students seeking Federal Work Study for summer must complete the Summer Financial Aid Application found on the Financial Aid website:

Academic Year 2015-2016: September A-May A (8/23/15-5/14/16)

  • The 2015-2016 Academic year begins on 9/2/2015.

A reminder on hiring priorities:

Students must be at least 16 years old and enrolled at an institute for higher education or high school to be eligible for student employment.

Students are employed on a priority basis with UW-Green Bay students receiving first priority.  Before other students are considered, a position must be posted in the PRO system to UW-Green Bay students for a minimum of two weeks.

Other students will need to provide of enrollment for the summer or Fall semester and employment form must indicate that the position was posted in PRO for two weeks.

Who do I contact with questions?

  • Student Employment Office (

The Student Employment Office posts employment opportunities for currently enrolled students using Phoenix Recruitment Online (PRO). The office also manages Federal Work Study Awards. Connect on facebook twitter

For questions on student employee rights or issues, part-time student employment opportunities, off campus employment or Work Study, contact Diana Delbecchi at or

For student employment eligibility, appointments, paperwork, Portal access, contact Sousie Lee at or

For timesheets, hours, payroll processing or earnings statements, contact Kimberly Danielson at or


Are you a student supervisor or student employee?
• Student rehire spreadsheets will be sent to primary approvers in late April. Please look for these emails from HR.
• Students graduating or not returning may only work through 5/15/2015.
• Reminder: Our hiring priority is UW-Green Bay students.
Please click here for more information

Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 13-17

Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 13-17


April 13-17, UW-Green Bay is celebrating National Student Employee Appreciation Week with events scheduled to honor and appreciate all student employees. Check out the events scheduled across campus designed to show appreciation for all of our hard working student employees! Every year the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) coordinates a selection process and chooses the National Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college.  Stay tuned to the student employment website for nominees and check back later this week to see who is selected for this award!