Philippines Native to Become UW-Green Bay BSN-LINC Graduate

Guillermo William Adao, a Philippines native, will graduate with a 3.8 gpa from UW-Green Bay’s BSN-LINC Online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program on Dec. 16. He became a registered nurse in the Philippines, and relocated to Wisconsin Rapids serving in the Wisconsin National Guard as a Medical Specialist from 1989 to 1997. As a member of the Guard, he worked with a clinic offering physicals for members of the community and other members of the Guard. He currently resides in Mt. Prospect, IL. Since 1993, Guillermo has been active in the Filipino organization, Paetenian Chicago Midwest, helping indigent people of Paete Laguna, a small town in the Philippines. The organization, in 20-plus years, has completed a number of projects ranging from clothes donations, natural disaster relief efforts, donations to assist with the purchase of fire-fighting equipment and musical instruments, sponsoring Christmas gifts, and sending contributions enabling food items to be distributed to the people of this impoverished area. Guillermo currently works as a dialysis nurse. He plans to join the United States Army and enroll in graduate school within a year to pursue a degree in nursing leadership, education or as a Nephrology nurse practitioner.

Guillermo transferred with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Oakton Community College in Illinois, a partner school of UW-Green Bay’s RN to BSN Program.

From a Distance
Kathryn (Kate) Donovan may be distinguished as the Fall 2017 graduate traveling the furthest to attend commencement.  Kate is flying from Connecticut with her family to Green Bay to receive her BSN-LINC diploma as well as her Kappa Pi Nursing Society Honor Cords. She will graduate with a 3.94 gpa.

Kate is a Peri-Operative & In-patient surgical nurse in the Spine Institute of Connecticut at Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center in Hartford, CT.  She belongs to AORN, the Association of Perioperative Nurses.

Kate received her Associates Degree in Nursing from UW-Green Bay partner school, Three Rivers Community College in Connecticut.  She has a long-term goal to pursue a Masters Degree.

Congratulations and best wishes to Kate, Guillermo and all of our graduates!