Chris Founders Award 8-18

Dr. Christine Vandenhouten, pictured here with Chancellor Gary Miller, was recognized as the recipient of the Founders Award for Excellence in Community Outreach as the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay community gathered for the Fall Convocation today marking the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year.

Dr. Vandenhouten’s community service has been extensive and exemplary. A sampling of her involvements include:

  • 2013-2018 Brown County United Way Community Investment Committee - reviewing and recommending funding allocations to organizations meeting human service needs.
  • 2013 – 2017 Community Partnership for Children (CPS) - Steering committee. The mission is to ensure that all children in Brown County “are safe, healthy, and ready for kindergarten.”
  • 2011 – 2018 Board of Directors, Bellin Health Systems, Inc.
  • 2011 – 2018 Brown County Community Health Improvement Project – Oral Health Action Team. Dr. Vandenhouten initiated a fluoride varnish program through the Brown County Women’s, Infants and Children (WIC) programs to provide oral health education and serve families receiving WIC services sustained through the support of nursing students.
  • 2010 – 2018 Board of Directors, Northeast Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (NEW AHEC) - enhancing access of quality health care for underserved populations.
  • 2017 Envisioning the Future – Bay Area Community Council’s Summit – examining and creating action plans related to the Life Study results for Brown County.
  • 2017 – 2018 Assurance of Learning - Co-designer of the 2018 Lifesaver Wellbeing Series for Bellin Health System.
  • 2011 – 2014 Elected member – Pulaski Community School District Board of Education. 

Earlier this year, Dr. Vandenhouten was recognized with the Brown County United Way Community Impact Award.

Congratulations on receiving this most deserved recognition!